Jun 27, 2012

4th of July Dessert Recipe: Firecracker Bites

Serve these darling, chilled dessert treats this 4th of July!
 pic by me

What you need:
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 cup cold milk
1 pkg (3.4 oz) vanilla flavor instant pudding
1-1/2 cups thawed whipped cream, divided
1 pkg (11 oz) vanilla wafers
1/2 cup mixed red, white, blue sprinkles
42 pieces red string licorice cut 1 inch
Make it:
Beat cream cheese in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in milk. Add dry pudding mix; beat 2 min. Whisk in 1 cup whipped cream.

Spoon about 1-1/2 Tbsp pudding mixture onto each of half the wafers; cover with remaining wafers to make sandwiches. Freeze 2 hours or until filling is firm.

Spread tops of wafer sandwiches with remaining whipped cream. Dip in sprinkles. Insert licorice piece in top of each for the fuse. Freeze until ready to serve.


Open Roads Mama said...

Beautiful! Will make for sure! I love it when you share recipes, they're always so much fun! And delicious looking!

Chelsea said...

These are so PRETTY! I want to make them just so I can take photos of them haha...and I'm not even American..

Shawn said...

I probably shouldn't have, but I just ate about 11 of these out of the fridge. You get an A+ in desserts.

Agnes of {anna+agnes} said...

those are so cute! especially love how they look like mini sandwiches!

Shannon said...

These look so cute and festive!


katygirl said...

Mindy. Tomorrow I'm posting about a 4th of July link up!! You need to link all these fun ideas up!

Mrs. T said...

YUMMMMMM!!! If it wasn't just Emma's birthday...and I hadn't eaten 5,000 calories of cake --- at breakfast---- then I would totally make this!! :)

Leilani @ Soleil Selene said...

So cute! WIsh I had time to bake and decorate pretty things.

Sandy a la Mode said...

these are sooo cute! and look yummy!

{cuppakim} said...

fun little pops of sweet excitement! :)

i bet they were a huge hit!

Jennifer Hughes said...

I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.


Danielle said...

Looks like yummy fun! Very cute blog, Mindy!