Firecracker Cupcakes

by sunshine on July 2, 2008

We’re almost to the end of Bring “4th” the Desserts Week! Just one more day left. I’ve had an awesome time sharing all of my patriotic desserts with you. I hope that you have found a new recipe or two for the 4th of July!

Firecracker Cupcakes
Printable Version: Firecracker Cupcakes

1-1/2 cups Coconut, divided

4 drops each: blue and red food colorings
24 cupcakes (yellow or white)
2 cups thawed Cool Whip
24 red string licorice pieces (4 inches each)

PLACE 1/2 cup of the coconut in each of two separate resealable plastic bags; set remaining 1/2 cup 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.

SPREAD tops of cupcakes with whipped topping. Sprinkle with red, white (uncolored) and blue coconut as desired; press coconut gently into whipped topping to secure.

INSERT licorice piece into top of each cupcake for the firecracker’s fuse. Store in refrigerator.

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