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Firecracker Cupcakes

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Prep/Total Time: 30 min. Yield: 24 Servings
Ingredients:
  • 5 pieces red pull-and-peel licorice
  • 6 drops red food coloring
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, divided
  • 4 drops blue food coloring
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 24 cupcakes of your choice
  • Assorted red and blue sprinkles, optional

Directions:

  1. Cut each licorice twist into five pieces; pull apart one end of each to make firecracker fuses. Set aside.
  2. In a resealable plastic bag, combine 1/4 teaspoon water and red food coloring; add 1/2 cup coconut. Seal bag and shake to tint coconut.
  3. In another bag, combine 1/4 teaspoon water and blue food coloring; add remaining coconut.
  4. Seal bag and shake to tint.
    Spread whipped topping over cupcakes; decorate with coconut or sprinkles as desired.
  5. Insert firecraker fuses into tops.
  6. Refrigerate until serving. 

Yield: 2 dozen.

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