This flag shaped funfetti dip is the cutest way to add a little patriotic flair to your Fourth of July dessert display! It’s the cutest red white and blue snack and it’s great for patriotic parties.

Loved by kids and adults alike, it’s perfect for dipping and spreading with an array of fruits, cookies and crackers.

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Nothing is a hit with the kids like whimsical food at parties. It’s incredibly easy to make and little hands can help, too! It’s the perfect patriotic dessert!

We love a sweet treat and we especially love a dessert-style dip / spread / cheese ball like this one! They are so easy to make and customize to any occasion and holiday.

Over the years, I’ve shared so many of my favorite creative desserts with you. We’ve even got a complete guide to the best Red White and Blue Desserts that you can’t miss!

A red white and blue snack made of Funfetti dip in a flag shape, on a plate of cookies and crackers.

Flag Funfetti Dip 4th of July Dessert

It’s a little bit like a fruit dip, and a little bit like a dessert cheese spread. Regardless of how you want to look at it or what you’d like to call it, it’s a LOT of fun and such a cute addition to your dessert display!

Why You’ll Love It

  • Make Ahead – This dessert cheese ball is not only easy to make and big enough to feed a crowd, it’s also so easy to throw together and you can make it ahead.
  • Serve with So Many Fun “Dippers” – I love that while it looks so fun to display, it’s also so flexible and can be served with such a variety of treats.
  • So Easy – It will look like you spent hours on this cute Fourth of July dessert, but you’ll know the full truth! Let’s keep it between us, shall we?
A red white and blue snack made of Funfetti dip in a flag shape, on a plate of cookies and crackers.

Ingredients and Substitutions

See printable recipe card for complete ingredients and instructions.

  • Fourth of July Funfetti Cake Mix – These tend to be easily accessible during the summer. You can substitute white cake mix and add in Red, White and Blue Sprinkles if you prefer. NOTE: if it’s important to you, learn How to Heat Treat Flour for no bake recipes like this one – it’s an added safety option that is recommended by the FDA when you’re eating cake mix without baking.
  • Cream Cheese – Softened. Learn how to soften cream cheese here.
  • Powdered Sugar – Also known as confectioner’s sugar. This gives the cheese ball a luxuriously creamy texture. Learn how to make powdered sugar from granulated white sugar if you don’t have any on hand.
  • Buttercream Icing – You can use my recipe but you’re welcome to purchase store-bought icing, too. I’ll never judge!
  • Vanilla Extract – This is completely optional but always delicious!
A red white and blue snack made of funfetti dip with patrioic m&ms on top.

Variations

Here’s the fun- you can decorate however you’d like! Let the kids decorate and they’ll have so much fun!

  • Extra Sprinkles
  • M&Ms
  • Berries
  • Nonpareils
  • Sugar Crystals (sparkling sugar)
  • Jimmies
A red white and blue snack made of Funfetti dip in a flag shape, on a plate of cookies and crackers.
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Tools to Use

How to Make

  1. Combine – In a mixing bowl or mixer, combine cake mix, powdered sugar, vanilla and cream cheese until smooth. Additional sprinkles optional.
  2. Refrigerate – as indicated.
  3. Form – Using plastic wrap or wax paper form a large rectangle, smooth, place on a platter. A funfetti dip flag in the process of being frosted.
  4. Make Frosting – In a small mixing bowl combine butter, powdered sugar and milk until smooth.
  5. Spread – The icing onto cheeseball. A funfetti dip flag in the process of being frosted.
  6. Decorate – Add candy coated chocolate to create a flag. A funfetti dip flag in the process of being decorated.
  7. Refrigerate – Until serving. Serve with graham crackers, cookies and fruits.
A red white and blue snack made of funfetti dip with patrioic m&ms on top.

Tips

  • Make this Funfetti dip into a simple ball shape. In a rush? You can halve this recipe and make it in a ball!
  • For best results, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes after forming your flag shaped block. This allows the cream cheese to firm back up enough that you can spread your frosting much more easily!
  • If you’re adding m&ms for the flag look in these images, wait until just before serving so you don’t get as much bleed from the moisture in the refrigerator.
  • Refrigerate before adding the layer of frosting or after – either way works!
A red white and blue snack made of funfetti dip with patrioic m&ms on top.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Funfetti flavor?

Funfetti is a trademarked brand of confetti cake, where the sprinkles are mixed into the cake. Confetti cake can be made from any type or flavor of cake mix, though it’s traditionally a vanilla cake so you can see the colorful sprinkles!

Can funfetti cake mix be eaten raw?

While many folks do, you can certainly heat treat the flour before serving for an additional layer of comfort and safety.

Serving Suggestions

You can serve this red white and blue snack with anything sturdy enough to scoop it up. Some of our favorites include:

  • graham crackers
  • biscoff cookies
  • waffle cone pieces
  • pretzels
  • shortbread cookies
  • vanilla wafers
  • cinnamon chips
  • animal crackers
  • apples
A red white and blue snack made of funfetti dip with patrioic m&ms on top.
A red white and blue snack made of Funfetti dip in a flag shape, on a plate of cookies and crackers.

Leftover Ideas

  • Scoop small portions of funfetti dip and place between graham crackers or shortbread cookies to pack as a lunch treat.
  • Spread on a bagel.
  • Serve a little of this funfetti dip on warm pancakes in place of syrup.

How to Store

  • At Room Temperature – Leave this Funfetti dip flag out for serving up to two hours.
  • Refrigerate – Cover tightly and store in refrigerator for up to a week safely.
  • Freeze – I don’t recommend freezing this because the consistency will change.
A red white and blue snack made of funfetti dip with patrioic m&ms on top.

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A red white and blue snack made of Funfetti dip in a flag shape, on a plate of cookies and crackers.
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Flag Funfetti Dip

This flag shaped funfetti dip is the cutest way to add a little patriotic flair to your Fourth of July dessert display! It’s the cutest red white and blue snack and it’s great for patriotic parties.
Prep: 15 minutes
refrigerate 30 minutes or longer.: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 12
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Ingredients  

Icing

Topping

  • candy coated chocolate

Instructions 

  • In a mixing bowl or mixer, combine funfetti cake mix, powdered sugar, vanilla and cream cheese until smooth. Additional sprinkles optional.
  • Refrigerate 30+ minutes.
  • Using a spatula drop 2 large balls of dough onto a platter to form a large rectangle. It doesn't have to be perfect.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine butter, powdered sugar and milk until smooth.
  • Spread icing onto cheeseball covering all sides.
  • Add candy coated chocolate to create a flag.
  • Refrigerate until serving. Serve with graham crackers, cookies and fruits.

Julie’s Tips

Variation

  • Make it in a Ball – In a rush? You can halve this recipe and make it in a ball!

Tips

  • For best results, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes after forming your flag shaped block. This allows the cream cheese to firm back up enough that you can spread your frosting much more easily!
  • Refrigerate before adding the layer of frosting or after – either way works!
  • If you’re adding m&ms for the flag look in these images, wait until just before serving so you don’t get as much bleed from the moisture in the refrigerator.
  • Store for up to three days, tightly wrapped in the refrigerator.
Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 749IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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    1. Hello!
      Thanks so much for asking! It’s just one teaspoon. We are adding it to the recipe card now!
      Enjoy,
      Julie