Firecracker Cupcakes

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(47) 38 Reviews
Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
15
min.
Servings

24 servings

There's no such thing as winning a Fourth of July potluck party, of course. Still, you'll feel pretty triumphant when you drop these cupcakes on the table!

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  • Place 1/2 cup coconut in each of 2 separate resealable plastic bags. Set remaining coconut aside. Add blue food coloring to coconut in one bag and red food coloring to coconut in second bag. Seal bags; shake until coconut is evenly tinted.
  • Frost cupcakes with COOL WHIP. Top with coconut, gently pressing coconut into COOL WHIP to secure.
  • Insert licorice into tops of cupcakes.

Special Extra

Divide COOL WHIP into thirds. Color one portion with 4 drops red food coloring and second portion with 4 drops blue food coloring. Leave remaining portion white. Spread onto cupcakes and continue as directed.

Family Fun

Have children decorate their own cupcakes.

How to Store

Keep refrigerated.

Servings

  • 24 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 240
% Daily Value
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 330mg
Carbohydrate 40g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 25g
Protein 3g
   
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • lilkim9955 |

    Great recipe, I didn't use coconut..I used red/blue sprinkles on some and left some white. I also used regular vanilla frosting. Big hit!!

  • clsheffield |

    The kids had a lot of fun making their firecracker cupcakes! Really light and delicious!

  • m01900 |

    These were awesome!

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