Just in time for your patriotic party, enjoy this Fourth of July Fruit Berry Platter Recipe, a healthy display of berries, banana chips, and coconut chips!

Fourth of July Fruit Berry Platter Recipe

Making that perfect red, white and blue fruit platter can be overwhelming, especially if you are short on time and you don’t have all the ingredients. But you can make something beautiful with these easy ingredients I’m sharing today!

Mouthwatering and easy, people love to munch on healthy foods, and I love this idea for a breakfast or brunch–for the Fourth of July!

I overheard a friend saying, actually two friends at two different times, “If only I were a food blogger,” as if to say, I’ve got it easier than their job. Their job, being authors and writing a different kind of blog.

True, it’s fun and rewarding being a food blogger, but it’s also challenging and hard work. It takes writing discipling, creativity coming up with new recipes, photography skills, and a whole lot more.

A whole lot more for me is actually sharing food. Good, healthy food. Entertaining moments, that are very intentional for our family. So food translates to opening our home and creating space for others!

My life has been centered around hospitality. It’s in my DNA, and we are constantly hosting people in our home for meals or overnight stays. Which brings me back around to being a food blogger. I feel blessed that I get to write this blog, and share many recipes and ideas with you, but also “real life.”

Fourth of July Fruit Berry Platter Recipe

Fourth of July Fruit Berry Platter Recipe

I recently made this Fourth of July Fruit Berry Platter Recipe, and everyone loved it. The blue tray I picked up from Target, and it took less than 5 minutes to arrange.

If you’re looking for a few patriotic recipes for the week ahead, have you tried my DOUBLE Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake recipe (watch the video)? Or my mom’s Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream (a must-try … watch the video!), or here’s another “meat, cheese, and olive board” appetizer recipes that your guests will dive into. Lastly, have you thought about serving my BEST Clam Chowder for the 4th? (head nodding up and down, yes, yes). Oh, and a reader asked what brownies are served with my mom’s homemade ice cream: Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake!

For me, being a food blogger is not just pumping out the recipes, it’s sharing ways of hospitality, and ways to make our world a better place.

It’s about changing people’s lives, bringing them joy, and encouraging them through food! I love the daily questions and positive feedback. I love hearing your hospitality stories!

Speaking of stories, if you follow me on Instagram (@SandyCoughlinRE), the Insta-stories stay live for 24 hours. Last night we celebrated my husband’s birthday on our front deck. When I have time, sometimes I’ll grab my phone and do short videos of the food, music, table setting, and even people at the table. (Follow me, here.)

So from this blogger to you, my faithful readers, Happy Weekend!

I hope you enjoy your family, friends, the sunshine, get into the beautiful outdoors this weekend. I hope you discover something new about yourself, something you can share and encourage others with, and make today count!

Fourth of July Fruit Berry Platter Recipe

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Fourth of July Fruit Berry Platter Recipe

Double the recipe for a larger spread!


  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1 pint fresh cherries
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup coconut chips
  • 1 cup dried banana chips


  • Lightly rinse the fruits (pat with a paper towel to dry).
  • Arrange on a large platter in rows, alternating the fruits with the dried fruits.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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More 4th recipes: Marshmallow Pops [Living Locurto], Red, White, and Blue Stained Glass Jello Stars (so cute!) [Brown Eyed Baker], Meringue Cookies [Sugary Sweets], Red, White and Blue POKE Cake [Spend with Pennies].

Fourth of July Fruit Berry Platter Recipe

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