Patriotic Firecracker Cupcakes

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These fun firecracker cupcakes are perfect for all your patriotic festivities! 
Patriotic Firecracker CupcakesFun, themed foods are some of my very to make – especially for holidays! Independence Day here is no exception! We love spending the day at the pool, enjoying tasty eats and fun treats like these cute firecracker cupcakes! Obviously, what makes the cupcake is the candy firecrackers! They are just perfect for 4th of July parties – a safe firework that even the kids can play with! 😉 Firecracker CandyThe beauty of making these is that they really are quite easy!  And if cupcakes aren’t your favorite, you could top these on just about any sweet treat you’d like! You just need two ingredients – 1 package Twizzlers Pull ‘n’ Peel Candy and 1 package Twizzlers black licorice.Making candy firecrackersMaking Candy Firecrackers Directions:
  • 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).

4th of July Firecracker CupcakesPerfect!! And if you don’t use all your Twizzlers candy, you can put them to good use with these fun patriotic punch drinks! 🙂 kid-friendly patriotic punch

ENJOY and Happy 4th!

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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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