4th of July Fruit Tray

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This 4th of July fruit tray is the perfect healthy Independence Day treat. It's loaded with berries, marshmallows, and yogurt for dipping.

Overhead shot of 4th of July fruit tray with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries.

I love serving patriotic treats at 4th of July parties and get-togethers, and when I want to serve something with a ton of color and flavor, I serve this fruit tray. It's so easy to make, and everyone loves it, especially kids.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • It uses incredibly simple ingredients that you can find in the produce section.
  • It's full of the fresh flavors of summer.
  • It's festive, delicious, and healthy.

Top Tip

Don't wash your berries until you're ready to make and serve the platter.

Cloesup shot of 4th of July fruit tray with berries and a star-shaped bowl of yogurt in the center.


You only need some berries, marshmallows, and yogurt to make this recipe. You'll find everything easily at your local grocery store. See the recipe card at the end of the post for exact quantities.

  • Hulled and sliced strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Vanilla yogurt


This super simple recipe only takes a few minutes and a few steps. It only takes a little prep work and some arranging!

1: Arrange fruit and marshmallows in a decorative pattern on a large platter.

2: Chill and serve with yogurt for dipping.

Closeup overhead shot of mixed berry fruit tray with star-shaped bowl of yogurt in center.

Substitutions and Variations

  • For a sweeter version, serve the fruit with sweet fruit dip.
  • Set out blueberry, strawberry, and vanilla yogurt for red, white, and blue dipping.


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Serving tray
  • Small bowl
Clioseup shot of platter filled with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.


Refrigerator: Store covered for 1 to 3 days.

Make Ahead: Fresh fruit won't last long when cut, so make this dish when ready to serve.

What to Serve with a Fruit Tray

Serve fruit trays with dips like:

  • Yogurt
  • Cream cheese fruit dip
  • Cool Whip fruit dip
  • Chocolate dip


  • Don't wash your fruit until you're ready to make your tray.
  • Thoroughly dry your fruit before adding it to the tray for maximum freshness.
  • This tray is best when fresh. Adjust the amounts up or down depending on your party size.


How do you make a good fruit tray?

Use the freshest fruit possible for quality and flavor. Arrange your fruit in interesting, colorful ways for visual appeal.

How do you keep berries fresh?

Keep your fruit refrigerated at all times. Never wash your fruit until ready to use it. After washing your fruit, pat it dry. Excess moisture causes mold to form quickly on fresh berries.

Why do berries mold so fast?

Berries tend to be porous, full of water, and have delicate skin. They soak up moisture in their environment easily, and they all have mold spores on them. This combination leads to rapid mold growth.

Other July 4th Recipes

Yield: 16 servings

Healthy July 4 Fruit Platter

Healthy July 4 Fruit Platter

This healthy 4th of July fruit plate is loaded with sweet fruit flavor, patriotic colors, and features vanilla yogurt for dipping.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 cups hulled and halved strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt


  1. Arrange fruit in a decorative pattern on a large platter.
  2. Chill and serve with yogurt for dipping.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 42Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 1mgSodium 12mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 2gSugar 7gProtein 1g

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