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Fourth of July Snacks for Tailgating Parties

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If you own a Chevy truck, what better way to celebrate Independence Day than by tailgating and watching fireworks? Here are four snack recipes to keep the hunger at bay this holiday, while you celebrate with friends.

Flag Fruit Tray

This mostly-healthy piece of art is simple to assemble. Simply gather cherries, blueberries, strawberries and marshmallows. Next, layer the fruit in stripes to resemble the American flag, as depicted in the picture above. Keep refrigerated until ready to transport the treats to the tailgate location.

Watermelon Pops

For a lighter spin on cake pops, try these scrumptious fruit pops. All you’ll need is one watermelon; some red, white, and blue straws; a star-shaped cookie cutter. Slice the watermelon, then cut off the rind. Use the cookie cutter to slice out star cut-outs from the watermelon. Skewer the watermelon stars with the straws.

Cheesecake Stuffed StrawberriesĀ 

Philadelphia cheesecake filling is the main ingredient that makes this treat taste so decadent. Though you can substitute cheesecake-flavored Jello for a lighter filling. You’ll also need strawberries, blueberries, and lollipop sticks or skewers. Follow the instructions in the video for a step-by-step guide to creating these patriotic crowd-pleasers.

Patriotic Puppy Chow

White chocolate, powdered sugar, rice Chex, sprinkles, and vanilla extract are the key ingredients you’ll need to concoct this crunchy confection. It’s a festive take on conventional puppy chow, if you’re a fan of white chocolate or are inviting tailgating guests who are addicted to it.

Stay safe tailgating this holiday, while you celebrate not just the freedom of living in America but the independence that stems from owning your own vehicle. Especially when it’s a Chevy truck like the Silverado or Colorado.