4th of July Brownie Bites

Calling all procrastinators (or those out of time)! Here’s a last-minute 4th of July dessert idea you can throw together in just 10 minutes.

4th of July Brownie Bites via Real Food by Dad

Baseball finally died down, out of time and nearly out of energy, I needed something to put together quickly and easily for our 4th of July. Since Naomi is the resident baker of the house, I didn’t bother making homemade brownies—and, well, it’s just easier to use good store-bought brownie bites for this. The only thing you have to make is the whipped cream. And if it were up to me, I would have used Ready Whip, but she insisted that I make that.

4th of July Brownie Bites from Real Food by Dad

I’m so glad I did, it’s easier than I ever imagined and tastes so much better. So yeah, these little bites are semi-homemade and a sure bet when it comes to a crowd-pleasing dessert this 4th of July!

4th of July Brownie Bites with Real Food by Dad

Happy 4th of July, everyone!

4th of July Brownie Bites

4th of July Brownie Bites via Real Food by Dad

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  • Yield: 16 bites Servings

Calling all procrastinators (or those out of time)! Here's a last-minute 4th of July dessert idea you can throw together in just 10 …


  • 16-18 brownie bites, store bought or homemade
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5-6 strawberries, quartered
  • 3 oz. blueberries


  1. To make whipped cream: Place cream and sugar in a chilled bowl, and using a hand held electric mixer beat on high until stiff peaks form. Transfer whipped cream to a pastry bag fitted with a open star tip. Pipe whipped cream onto brownie tops and layer with strawberries and blueberries.

  • http://honestlyyum.com/ Todd @ HonestlyYUM

    Procrastinator here…you called?! 😉 I absolutely love the idea of adding a little homemade touch to something store-bought. Especially when it comes to entertaining!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Right there with ya, Todd! Hope you guys have an awesome 4th. I can only imagine the cocktails you come up with tomorrow!

  • Liz Stark

    Perfect dessert bites for the holiday weekend. Happy 4th of July!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Liz, hope you had a great 4th!

  • HalfBakedHarvest

    Such great idea to add a little homemade touch to store bought brownies. Sometimes life just need easy! Happy 4th! Hope you guys have a fun day!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Tieghan, hope you all had an awesome 4th!

  • http://livesimply.me Kristin

    Absolutely amazing! I’m going to convince myself it’s safe to eat the whole tray since they’re topped with healthy fruit…if the kids don’t get to them first.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Haha love that, thanks Kristin!!

  • Lemons for Lulu

    I love that Naomi convinced you to make real whipped cream! Since I am a total procrastinator, this is perfect!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      She absolutely did, isn’t that funny? Hope you had a great 4th Tanya!

  • Tutti Dolci

    How cute are these little bites, so perfect for the 4th!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Laura!!

  • http://diethood.com Katerina Petrovska

    No joke, I’ve spooned a huge tub of homemade whipped cream straight into mah trap. Nothing beats it! Also? These bites are super gorgeous!!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      You are hilarious, thanks Kate!!!

  • http://omnivorescookbook.com/ Maggie Zhu

    Those are so cute! Love the fruity toppings! Have a great weekend :)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Maggie, hope you had a great 4th!

  • http://www.isugarcoatit.com/ I Sugar Coat It!

    Home-run for these little brownie bites! Love the fresh fruit addition. Ready who?? Fresh whipped cream is definitely the way to go! You must try whipped coconut cream sometime. YUM!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Jacqueline!

  • Eat Good 4 Life

    What a great idea. I love small looking type of desserts. I like the pop of color with the fresh fruit and cream :-)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks so much, Miryam! Hope you had an awesome 4th!

  • Aimee Shugarman

    So adorable. Love the rich brownie with the light cream and fruit! PERFECT.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks so much, Aimee!

  • http://hipfoodiemom.com/ Alice Choi

    Matt, love the simplicity of these!! I’m with Naomi on the homemade whipped cream. . so, ok how do I get my husband to whip up fabulous quick desserts like this?!! :) love it!!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Great question Alice! Seriously for me, half of it is me trying to lesson the work for Naomi, plus I want my boys to not be afraid of the kitchen when they’re older:) And it’s fun once I get in there!

  • http://cakecrustandsugardust.com Alyssa

    So fun and festive! I love how easy these are too :) Also, is it ok if I eat a million of them?

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Yes of course, Alyssa! :)

  • Megan {Country Cleaver}

    You’re a machine!! Brownies and baseball? How do you guys do it all?! These look fantastic, Matt. As per usual.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Haha thanks Megan!!

  • http://bakingamoment.com/ Allie|Baking a Moment

    So simple and so perfect for the 4th! Love the colors, and everybody loves those brownie bites, especially at a picnic!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks so much Allie!!

  • http://wholenewmom.com/ Adrienne @ Whole New Mom

    4th or not these look great, Matt!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thank you Adrienne!!

  • grandbabycakes

    Wow these are seriously unbelievable and so darn cute! Love!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Jocelyn!!

  • http://thekitchenmccabe.com Kayley McCabe

    Brownie bites are definitely one thing you can get away with when it comes to store bought! I love how easy these are to throw together and they look great!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Totally agree Kayley, thanks so much!

  • Natasha @ The Perfectionist

    These are super cute! I doubt any of us manage homemade 100% of the time. Sometimes it’s more important to enjoy your day and the company of those you’re celebrating with!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      That’s exactly why I went this route, time saver! Thanks Natasha!

  • http://www.lacuisinehelene.com La Cuisine d’Helene

    They would be gone in no time in my house Matt. Love your approach of baking :)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Simple is good sometimes, thanks Helene!

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