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More Kid Friendly 4th of July Treats

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Just in time, MORE kid friendly 4th of July treats, or a kid of any age.  Who doesn’t like ice cream?  With just a few items, you can take a simple ice cream sandwich or cone from plain to dazzling.  Seems like adding sprinkles to just about anything makes it a more fun treat.  And adding red, white, and blue, now it’s ready for the 4th of July.

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Anytime you can get your kids involved, especially in cooking, makes them proud of what they did.  And maybe they will tend to eat it more too.  No cooking involved so this is perfect for kids to make but be careful when melting chocolate for the ice cream cones.

How to Make More Kid Friendly 4th of July Treats



What you need:

  • Your favorite ice cream sandwiches – mini sizes are great for this
  • Sprinkles
  • Craft sticks – for popsicles


Keep your ice sandwiches frozen until ready for use as they tend to thaw rather quickly.  I only pulled one out of the freezer at a time, then quickly put it back in the freezer after sprinkles were attached.

Pour the sprinkles a dish which is long enough for the size of your ice cream sandwich.


Unwrap and dip each side into the sprinkles.  Usually the ice cream will soften enough around the edges for them to attach.  Do all four sides.  You can always add a few more sprinkles by hand if needed.


**This is the time if you want to add a stick to one end to make it a popsicle.  

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Return to freezer immediately.

If you are making these ahead of time for a party, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet which has been covered in parchment paper. Cover with plastic wrap.   Remove just before serving.

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Sprinkles, sugars, and candies are available in so many colors, this could be adapted for any occasion or party.


Make your ice cream cone go from ordinary, to extra-ordinary with just a couple simple steps.finished cones

What you need:

  • Candy coating – I like to use Wilton Candy Melts
  • Sprinkles
  • Ice Cream Cones 
  • Container for holding cones to dry

Because you want the cones to dry upright, find something to use for this before you start.  I happened to have some empty spice bottles which were the perfect size.  If you can’t find anything, pour enough sugar in a jar or bowl to hold your cones upright.

I like the look of a sugar cone.  Hint – to prevent melting drips, place a small marshmallow in the bottom of the cone before you put your ice cream on top.  Some companies even have colored cones.


As with any project with kids, safety is always first.  The melting of this chocolate needs to be supervised especially close.  

I like to use Wilton Candy Melts as they have a smoother finish than some other brands.  My preferred way of melting is over a pot of simmering water.  There are instructions on the bag if you prefer the microwave method.  

Place the wafers in a heat proof bowl and place over the simmering water, stirring until all is melted and smooth.  Take special care to not let any water get in your chocolate as it can cause your chocolate to start hardening or cause a streak color. 

Carefully remove the bowl of melted chocolate from the pot and stir well.  


Dip the tops of the cone into the melted chocolate.  I did about an inch.  Gently shake off excess or use a knife to smooth.


dip cone

Immediately dip this into the sprinkles, rotating to get complete coverage.  You can never have too many sprinkles.


all sprinkles

Set upright to dry.  Depending on how thick the coating is, the dry time can vary.  To speed up, these can be placed in the refrigerator or freezer for 10 – 15 minutes.

These can be made 3 – 4 days ahead of time and stored in an airtight container.  

finished cones

Serve with your favorite ice cream or frozen yogurt.  I added one of the SUGAR DIPPED CHERRIES on top.  For individual servings, these have been placed in a small jar of assorted candies.  Bag the candies up for a treat to take home. 

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As with these other treats, use a variety of colors to customize it to match your occasion or party.

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July.

Want to know how to make the cherries – find it here.  

More ideas great for the 4th of July or the summer:

Make A Simple Naked Cake

DIY A Shabby Chic Flag

Americana Bench With Stars and Stripes

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Happy Travels, 


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  1. How cute, festive and easy are these kid friendly fourth of July desserts! I’m going to pin this right now to use later! We love making ice cream sandwiches out of chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Happy 4th of July!

  2. Those ice cream sandwiches look so yummy (and easy to make 4th of July-y!) Sprinkles really do make everything better <3

  3. oh those little cones I could totally do on my own! Love this idea!! My kids don’t care for the ice cream sandwiches so that wouldn’t work too well – but anything with sprinkles is delish!

  4. Oh how delicious do these look?! I’m not American but my little guy would love those ice-cream sandwiches. We may have to join you in the 4th of July celebrations 🙂

  5. OMG love these ideas!! How cute and fun! I am sure the kids are absolutely excited and proud of these yummy creations. They seem so easy to do too! Love it!

  6. I have made the sandwich treats for our daughters birthday and they were such a hit. I love the idea for the cones. That is super simple and SO cute!

  7. This is definitely one to be Pinned! hehehe~ My grandkids will love this for the fourth and you my friend are a genius! I love it! thanks for sharing! 🙂

  8. These look great! Who knew a few sprinkles could make such a big difference. My Kiddies would definitely love each of these ideas! Thanks for sharing 😀

  9. What a fun way to spruce up the ice cream sandwiches for the holiday. My kids would love to have these this weekend!

  10. Omg what cute Fourth of July treats!!! I make those ice cream sandwiches for hubby every year! So simple and yummy to make.

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