Needless to say, the Fourth is usually a day of eating a lot of protein. Grilled protein like hot dogs and hamburgers. But if you'd rather opt for something sweet to nom on this, America's 236th birthday, here are 5 patriotic desserts that might find their way to your table. Take a look! 

If you're looking for something quick and easy, these dipped strawberries pack a punch visually, are likely delicious, and take only a little prep time.

Did someone say... Cupcake-Kebab? I'm dying! Talk about a fun and delicious project.

I can't be the only one who still loves Jell-O. These Stained Glass Stars are tidy and tasty-looking.

Sure, they're trendy, but only because they're so cute and delicious. These cake pops are a fantastic party favor or snack for the Fourth.

And if you're feeling particularly ambitious, this flag cake (which I could totally see becoming a "Nailed It" moment) looks almost too perfect to eat.

These projects are the most rewarding because they're the kind you can eat! Holidays somehow manage to ignite creativity and motivation to impress that I usually can't find in myself. So get crackin' on some patriotic sweets! Or just enjoy the fireworks.

Do you get creative for holidays? Would you try any of these sweet eats?