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Celebrating the Fourth of July is a big deal at our home. We love gathering with friends and family on this special day with food and fun. Today I’m sharing my favorite 4th of July sweet treat with sponsor EDWARDS® Desserts.
We have had a family tradition of hosting a big Fourth of July party each year for our friends and family. It started when Maddie was a baby when we had just a couple of family members over. It has grown to include family, friends and their friends. From our back patio, you can see 5 different firework displays, and I think that has a lot to do with the popularity of our party… and the food we serve too. You can’t beat an all-American BBQ or cookout as Pete calls it!
Since it is such a big crew we are celebrating with, we all contribute to the planning. The girls pick out the decorations and get everything looking festive, and I do all the planning. I give Pete a list for the grocery store and he gets the job done.
He likes to joke about my list because it says things like:
- hamburger buns
- EDWARDS® Desserts
Everything is listed generically on my list except the dessert. I don’t really even have to spell that out for him because he loves EDWARDS® Desserts too, but I do, and that makes us both laugh. The thing is, we love hosting everyone for this party. We look forward to it for months, so I want everything to be absolutely delicious.
This year we are serving mouth-watering EDWARDS® Desserts.
On our list are: EDWARDS® Hershey’s* Chocolate Crème Pie, Turtle, Key Lime, Lemon Meringue, and my personal favorite, S’mores! Seriously I not-so-secretly want to more than “wow” my guests and nothing SCREAMS 4th of July more than s’mores. I can’t wait to see how excited they are when I present them with a something beyond their expectations. They are going to love the patisserie-decadence of these desserts. When Pete took these out of the grocery bag he looked like a rock star in my eyes and we wasted no time testing them out early for our party. Don’t judge.
Bringing the sweets is so easy this summer because this time of year is the sweetest and these desserts are going to make the sweetest smiles around! I love slicing into them and seeing these lush layers of velvety goodness with a crushed cookie crust. Each bite is filled with lush flavor and these are desserts I could never make at home. Bonus points because all you have to do is thaw them for a treat everyone will love. I feel like an entertaining ninja when the dessert table is filled with pie for days! I guess I should give Pete some credit here too for actually buying the desserts and loving them as much as I do…
I hope my guests know that I will be unavailable for a little bit during the party though. I plan to recreate this shot and enjoy my own little slice of sweet goodness too! I’m sure they will understand.
You can find EDWARDS® Desserts in a freezer aisle near you. Check out the product locator for exact store locations.