The easiest festive fruit platter

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One year, my sisters flew in from Houston and San Francisco just so they could make Independence Day treats with my daughter, who was four at the time. I had a two-year-old and a three-week-old and could hardly bring myself to brush my teeth in the mornings let alone make festive snacks to celebrate a holiday. But my daughter and I had celebrated together the year before with all the red, white and blue food and decorations, and she wouldn’t let me forget it. Spending time in the kitchen together, making our own little party—it really meant something to her. So while I was at home with a newborn, my sisters took the kids and the shopping list and came home with everything they needed to make chocolate covered pretzels, patriotic pudding pops, watermelon skewers, and more. And then they made it all—and made the best memories with their niece and nephew in the process.

The recipes in our Independence Day Kits are inspired by the treats my family has been making together for years—and that time my sisters came to my rescue to keep our tradition alive. This one is just blueberries, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, and white chocolate-covered pretzels.

Here’s to the red, white and blue(berry)!