These 4th of July Firework Cupcakes featuring fireworks shooting out of the top make the perfect dessert to serve at your 4th of July party. With Pop Rocks, Hershey Kisses, Lifesavers, and sprinkles, this 4th of July dessert recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Summer has arrived and the 4th of July is just a little over a week away. What better way to celebrate than with a delicious 4th of July dessert recipe? Below you will find step-by-step instructions on how to make these adorable and festive 4th of July Firework Cupcakes.
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4th of July Firework Cupcake Ingredients
- Prepared Cupcakes
- 1 Can of White Frosting
- Wilton White Chocolate Melting Discs
- 2 pkgs. Pop Rocks, blue and red
- 1 pkg. Hershey Kisses, white
- Lifesavers, white, blue, and red
- Sprinkles and Jimmies
- Patriotic Straws
Making 4th of July Firework Cupcakes
Begin with prepared vanilla cupcakes. You can make your cupcakes or use a boxed mixed. Either will work just fine for this recipe. Frost your cupcakes and sprinkle with red, white, and blue jimmies and sprinkles.
Melt the chocolate discs per package directions and dip each Hershey, set them on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle some blue and red pop rocks on each kiss. Let dry.
Cut each straw to desired length for your cupcakes. Now, take a red, blue, and white Lifesaver and place onto a straw at one end. Put a dab of melted chocolate onto the blue Lifesaver and stick the kiss on top so it resembles a firework pointing in the air.
Push a firework down into each cupcake with the kiss pointing up.
That is it. Your 4th of July Firework Cupcakes are now ready to serve! Enjoy and have a fun 4th of July!