Firecracker Cupcakes

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Firecracker Cupcakes
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  1. 1-1/2
  2. cups BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, divided
  3. 4
  4. drops each blue and red food coloring
  5. 24
  6. yellow cupcakes
  7. 2
  8. cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  9. 24
  10. red string licorice pieces (4 inch)
  1. PLACE 1/2 cup coconut in each of 2 separate resealable plastic bags. Set remaining coconut aside. Add blue food coloring to coconut in one bag and red food coloring to coconut in second bag. Seal bags; shake until coconut is evenly tinted.
  2. FROST cupcakes with COOL WHIP. Top with coconut, gently pressing coconut into COOL WHIP to secure.
  3. INSERT licorice into tops of cupcakes.
  1. Special Extra
  2. Divide COOL WHIP into thirds. Color one portion with 4 drops red food coloring and second portion with 4 drops blue food coloring. Leave remaining portion white. Spread onto cupcakes and continue as directed.
  3. Family Fun
  4. Have children decorate their own cupcakes.
  5. How to Store
  6. Keep refrigerated.
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