4th of July Charcuterie Cups a Colorful Quick Snack for Patriotic Parties!


These 4th of July Charcuterie Cups are perfect for all of your patriotic parties, and I love that you can prep them all earlier in the day! It makes last-minute getting ready for a party much easier. They’re also super easy to transport in a cute tray if you’re bringing them to someone else’s gathering, too! You can definitely customize these to your family’s taste preferences.

patriotic charcuterie cups

How to Make 4th of July Charcuterie Cups

It’s so easy to create these 4th of July Charcuterie Cups! Since the cup is small, you don’t need a ton of different ingredients. I’m going to give you ideas for what you can purchase that is red, white, and blue:

Ingredients for 4th of July Charcuterie Cups


  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Raspberries
  • Red Peppers
  • Cherries
  • Watermelon Slices
  • JellyBeans
  • Lindt Milk Chocolate Truffles (They’re individually wrapped in red foil!)
  • Pepperoni
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Cherry Tomatoes



Instructions for 4th of July Charcuterie Cups

step by step instructions for charcuterie cups

Simply layer the ingredients in the cup, starting with the heaviest on the bottom. Then, keep layering the ingredients going from heaviest and most dense (like radishes, cauliflower, or cherries) to lightest and least dense on top (like crackers, mini marshmallows, or pepperoni).

step by step 4th of july charcuterie cups being made on a brown wooden tray

One thing to keep in mind is that you also want to place tall items in the back, so they don’t block the view of all the pretty red white and blue ingredients if they were in the front. Some examples of taller ingredients would be (red Twizzler candy sections or tall slivers of watermelon or long crackers). They’re just so easy to tuck in the back behind everything!

toothpick with pepperoni, mozzarella and a blueberry on it

Also, you can add height by stringing a few items on a toothpick! And, you can add a star by cutting cheese out with a mini cookie cutter.

charcuterie cups with cheese cut out in the shape of a heart

When I’m making patriotic appetizers or snacks such as this, I like to place them all on a tray. It makes them so much easier to transport and store in the fridge. They look so pretty and festive all together!

Have you made these? Would you bring something simple like this to an event? Send me a picture when you make your own. I’d love to see what treats you include. Have a wonderful summer!

More Patriotic Appetizers and Snacks You’ll Love!

4th of july charcuterie cups made with red white and blue food

4th of July Charcuterie Cups

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 20 minutes

These 4th of July Charcuterie Cups can be customized with your favorite snack items! They're perfect to bring to a summer cookout and look lovely on a buffet table!


  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese pearls
  • 1 pkg Lindt dark hocolate truffles
  • 1/4 cup pepperoni
  • 1 cup pita crackers
  • 1 cup rice crackers
  • 1 pint strawberries halved
  • 24 toothpicks
  • 24 flag toothpicks
  • 2 cups white cheddar popcorn
  • 24 clear cups
  • 1 8 oz. block white cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup patriotic M&M chocolate candies


  1. Layer red white and blue ingredients in the clear cups, tucking the taller objects in the back.
  2. Skewer a pepperoni folded in fourths, a mozzarella pearl, and a blueberry on a toothpick and insert in one of the pieces of fruit. This adds height.
  3. Cut out whit cheddar cheese with a star-shaped cookie cutter. Place on top of charcuterie cup.
  4. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 216mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 6g
© Heather Schisler
Cuisine: American / Category: 4th of July Recipes

4th of july charcuterie cups pinterest image with a blue and red background and white writing

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