Firecracker Cupcakes for the 4th of July: Cupcake Tuesday

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Today’s 4th of July Cupcakes couldn’t be easier! With just a few ingredients, you can whip up this batch of Firecracker Cupcakes and impress your family and friends!

Kraft is one of my favorite websites to find new recipes. Most of the time they are quick, easy and delicious…just like these Firecracker Cupcakes.

Tinted coconut is super easy. Divide coconut into bowls, add coloring and mix well with a fork.

The Cool Whip makes the cupcakes a light and refreshing treat, even on a hot day.

  1. Frost cupcake with Cool Whip
  2. Sprinkle on tinted coconut
  3. Use a toothpick to make a hole for the licorice
  4. Insert licorice
  5. Or roll the edges in sprinkles if your family doesn’t care for coconut
Firecracker Cupcakes for the 4th of July
  • Yellow or Butter Recipe Cake Mix plus ingredients {4 eggs, ⅓ cup oil & 1 cup buttermilk}
  • 1-1/2 cups Baker\'s Angel Flake Coconut, divided
  • Royal Blue and No-Taste Red Wilton Coloring
  • 2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 24 red string licorice pieces
  • Festive Sprinkles {optional}
  1. Mix and bake cupcakes.
  2. Frost with Cool Whip.
  3. Divide coconut into 2 bowls, add a couple drops of coloring, and mix well with a fork
  4. Sprinkle cupcakes with tinted coconut or roll in sprinkles.
  5. Using a toothpick, make a hole for the licorice.
  6. Cut licorice into 4 inch piece and add to cupcake.

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Gratitude Journal: Today I’m very thankful for Doug’s help with these cupcakes. I have been sick and probably wouldn’t have been able to get them done without his help.

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  1. Simple design, and so festive. Your Firecracker Cupcakes are great. Thanks for sharing.
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  2. Hope you are feeling better now, especially with the upcoming holiday weekend. Doug did a great job helping you! Frosting with Cool Whip sounds like a great way to go, especially when in a hurry! Love your cupcakes as usual! Thanks again for hosting this weekly link up!
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  3. I’ve been enjoying your patriotic creations all over the cooking sites all week! I hope you have a fabulous 4th when the big day finally arrives! :-)

    Have a fabulous week and, if you’d like, stop by and link up to my first Wordless Wednesday linky (don’t worry that your pics aren’t wordless – mine usually aren’t either, lol!)

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  4. Susan Bryant says:

    These look AMAZING & I cannot wait to try your recipe & make them!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks with help for some inspiration!!!!
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