These no-fuss treats are so much fun to make with kids, and they put a spark in Fourth of July parties. You can tint the whipped cream red and blue to make the frosting festive, too. My daughter doesn't like coconut, so we left it out and used sprinkles.Yield: 24 servings
|5 pieces||red pull-and-peel licorice|
|1 cup||flaked coconut (optional)|
|1 cup||sweetened whipped cream|
|24||cupcakes of your choice|
|assorted red and blue sprinkles|
Cut each licorice twist into five pieces; pull apart one end of each to make firecracker fuses. Spread whipped cream over cupcakes; decorate with coconut or sprinkles as desired. Insert firecraker fuses into tops. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 2 dozen.