One of the best parts of the Fourth of July is making all the fun red, white, and blue themed treats and foods to serve up at the annual picnic. In our family, we enjoy it so much we make patriotic treats straight through from Memorial Day to Labor Day! The treats that are the most fun are the ones where the kids can pitch in and help make!
Since I especially love the mix of salty and sweet, I thought these adorable pretzel flags would be a great one to share as the Fourth of July gets closer. They are yummy and so easy to make. Since there is no melting or baking required, they are a perfect project for kids of any age.
First grab a bag of your favorite pretzel squares. I found some wavy ones at a local store that actually look like a waving flag. But if you can’t find those, Snyder’s of Hanover makes Snaps which work perfectly too.
Simply spread some white frosting over the top and then arrange red and blue sixlets to resemble the flag. Sweet, salty, and easy!!
Celebration by Frey has a whole bunch of red, white and blue goodies you can use to spruce up your summer picnic table or create delicious treats. They offer everything from large gumballs to candy stars to Sixlets (my husband’s favorite) to red, white and blue foil covered chocolate balls. There really isn’t much they don’t offer when it comes to patriotic candy!!
rochelle haynes says
I like this Niagara Chocolates
I love chocolate
Corina Ramos says
I love this idea! Thanks for sharing and for showing us how easy it is to make. I think I can do this :).
Have a great week!
Heather B says
I would use the Sixlets. They come in so many great colors and taste good too!
Alice F says
I really Sixlets…when I was a little girl, my Grandmother used to give them to me all the time.
I’d like to get the Princess Mix Sixlets. I think it’d be easy to use them to make cute cupcakes!
Terra Heck says
The Halloween Mix Sixlets® (2lb Bag) would be great for cupcakes I’ll be making for Halloween this year. I like the color combination and they’d be an added festive touch. Thanks.
Alison Gibb says
It looks like everyone love the Sixlets!! Me, too! They are my favorite!
Sherry Conrad says
I would use Boulders Multi-Colored Jawbreaker – gum center in a glass vase as the filler with a lollipop bouquet.
Karen Matlock says
I love Halloween so I would choose the Halloween sixlets! Cute for school parties 🙂
heather kaufman says
The Red, White and Blue Mix Stars Sweet Shapes™ would be great for Independence Day!!! The colors & shapes are perfect!!!
WOW I NEED SOME CANDY LIKE THIS FOR THE PARTYS COMING UP
Tamra Phelps says
I might go with the Sixlets for color & chocolatey-ness, lolol. But the Candy Crumbles would be great to decorate cookies & cakes, too.
Brittney House says
I would like to use the gumballs because they come in an assortment of colors.
Ann Fantom says
I would like to use Sweetworks’ Red, White and Blue Mix Stars Sweet Shapes on the 4th of July cake I’m baking for our family picnic.
I’d like to use the Red, White and Blue Mix Stars Sweet Shapes. They would be perfect for cookies or brownies or ice cream!
Kim Pinch says
I would use the powder blue and white and the red and white candy crumbles to make cookies.
I would use the Red, White and Blue Mix Stars Sweet Shapes on a white cake, they would really look good on it.
beth shepherd says
I love the Red, White and Blue Mix Stars Sweet Shapes for my cupcakes. Thank you
Marissa M says
I love the Red, White and Blue Mix Stars Sweet Shapes! So cute!
Maryann D. says
I love Valentine’s Day and I would use the Red & White Candy Crumble™ Peg Pouch and decorate Valentines Day Cupcakes
Red & White Candy Crumble Jar because they are festive.
I would layer Shimmer White gumballs, red gumballs, and blue gumballs in clear vases, and stick pinwheels down in them for centerpieces….and after the party we could eat the gumballs!
Karen Drake says
I would use the Red, White and Blue Mix Stars Sweet Shapes™ candy to decorate cupcakes.
I would like to make an ice cream cake, decorated with the Tie Dye Mix Sixlets® (2lb Bag) for my boyfriend’s birthday. He would love it!
I would use the nerds to decorate because the colors are bright and cheery and the shape has a lot of fun textures. (okay, I would actually just eat them. I like nerds).
Jennifer Essad says
I’d use the sixlets to outline and to spell words on my cake decorating
Heidi Bee says
I love Sixlets, they are terrific for decorating goodies!
Jan Lee says
I’d use Sixlets, Pearls, and Candy Crumble on cupcakes for the 4th of July.
Denise S says
I’d use the Apple Red 1″ Gumballs.
Leah Shumack says
I would love to have the red, white and blue stars to add to the top of my strawberry trifle that I make each year for the 4th of July Picnic!
Becky Moore says
I like the foiled solid milk chocolate hearts..
Dawn Monroe says
I would use the Oakleaf stars for cake toppers and the candy crumble for ice cream toppings.
I like the Bright Pink & White Candy Crumble™ Peg Pouch for valentine’s day.
Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says
It would be fun to decorate with the Foiled Solid Milk Balls in various colors for each holiday. They would be pretty in large clear vases or jars. I think the Sixlets would be fun for decorating cakes or cupcakes too — I like the colors and size.
I want to use the gumballs.
Michele C. says
Thank you for the giveaway. I’d love to use the Red-White-Blue everything to make table centerpiece decorations for my sons upcoming Eagle Scout ceremony.
lissa crane says
I would love to use the red white & blue Sixlets to decorate with because my kiddo’s would easily be able to help create something spectacular with these! Sixlets would also give an amazing “pop” of color that would be yummy to eat as well!
Shelly Hammond says
I’d love to use the Ovation Mint Sticks. They are quite universal. They could be used whole as they are, broken in half or quartered to make other types of decorations, or even crumbled as a topping (or even snacked on in between). I think they’d be perfect!
Susan Smith says
I would use the Sixlets. They come in so many great colors.
tina reynolds says
I like the pastel sixlets for my daughters upcoming birthday
crystal gibson says
I would choose sixlets because they are my favorite candy.
annette campbell says
I would get the chocolate race cars on a cake for my husband who loves racing
laura ari says
I would get the banana flavored nitwitz. I’d use them to create faux banana splitz.
Dawn Keenan says
I would love to use sixlets. They are smaller than m and m’s so they are easier for little ones to eat!
Bridget A (cheekymommaof2) says
I would have to use a variety of Shimmer Turquoise Sixlets and Lime Green & White Candy Crumble for my brother and sister-in-laws upcoming wedding reception because they are the perfect colors and would go great on the center of the tables!
shea balentine says
The Red & White Candy Crumble would be perfect for either 4th of July or Valentine’s Day cuppy cakes! =)
Laurie Emerson says
I would like the Red, White and Blue Mix Stars Sweet Shapes to put on my flag cake.
Jennifer J says
I think that the Ice Cream Cones Candy are cute. Thank you!
I would use sixlets because they Bring back good memories.
I’d like the Shimmer Coral Pearls
Trisha McKee says
I would most want to use Sixlets – such memories with these candies and it would be great to share those memories with my daughter.
Annamarie V says
I would use the red, white and blue sweet stars by putting them in fancy jars as a decoration for my 4th of July bbq.
Cheryl Reinhardt says
I would use Shimmer Turquoise™ Sixlets® Peg Pouch for cupcakes, I love the color.
Linda Bradshaw says
I love the Caramel Bar. It sounds so good. I love caramel!
Stephanie Galbraith says
I would use the sixlets and the gumballs because they are so colorful.
Those are adorable!! Pinning to try for my family soon. 🙂