Pull-Apart Graham Cracker Flag for Memorial Day
Memorial Day, a federal holiday here in the United States to honor the brave men and women who have died while serving in the Armed Forces, is a chance to celebrate our country. On this unofficial start to summer, many come together and gather over grills and picnic blankets on this day of remembrance. Here is a sweet bit of red, white and blue you can add to your festivities.
This pull-apart, graham cracker flag is much easier to make than a sheet cake, and kids can help decorate the flag. You can also use that time to explain that the Kix “stars” stand for each state, and the strawberry and marshmallow stripes symbolize the thirteen original colonies.
If you have a tray big enough and enough graham crackers, you can even show all the stars and stripes!
To Make a Graham Cracker Flag:
You will need:
Tray or platter
Graham crackers (9 or more)
*You may also use any nut butter in place of frosting.
Arrange graham crackers on a tray or platter for the size flag you would like. Shown here are 9 crackers.
Spread a thin layer of frosting over all 9 crackers.
Arrange blueberries and Kix cereal in alternating rows for the stars. Slice strawberries, and arrange strawberries and mini marshmallows for the stripes. Serve, pull-apart, eat and enjoy!
Meaghan Mountford, author of Sugarlicious: 50 Cute and Clever Treats for Every Occasion, has been creating crafty sweets for 15 years. She is especially fond of decorating cookies, marshmallows and putting sweets on sticks. See more on her blog, the decorated cookie.