- On a cutting board, use a sharp knife to cut each piece of red, white & blue licorice into fourths. (One package of 12 pull ‘n’ peel twizzlers will make 48 firecrackers which is enough for 24 cupcakes)
- Use a sharp knife to cut black licorice into 1″ lengths. Cut the 1″ length into four separate pieces (vertically), in half and then those half pieces in half again (so you have thin pieces of the black licorice).
- Pull the, white and blue twizzlers halfway apart and remove half of the center color. Add the cut black licorice in its place and press the pieces back together. Set aside and continue until you have as many candy firecrackers as you’d like!
- Use as toppers for patriotic cupcakes or any other dessert you’d like! For these, we used chocolate cupcakes and white frosting. You can use any of your favorite recipes (or do an easy cheat and buy plain store-bought, then just decorate).
Perfect!! And if you don’t use all your Twizzlers candy, you can put them to good use with these fun patriotic punch drinks! 🙂