When I was little, I loved to help my Mom decorate and prepare for holidays. I remember us making firecracker treats out of Hostess HoHo's and pipe cleaners on more than one 4th of July. When this memory popped into my head recently, I decided to see if I could “makeover” our 1980's version to something a little more current but keep it just as easy.
When I went to the snack aisle at the store, I found these Little Debbie Strawberry Shortcake Rolls and I knew this would be so much better than HoHo's because the outside chocolate layer won't flake off. These adorable red, white and blue picks are from Michael's for $1.79/12 pk (reg. $2.99) but you could also use these fireworks food picks from Amazon too. Writing July 4th with blue frosting is optional but if you do it you will need a little canned frosting and royal blue food coloring gel.
Using clean pliers, I cut the picks to be the same length as the shortcake rolls.
Next, insert the pick into the center of the roll.
Using a frosting bag, a writing tip and some blue frosting, write July 4th on each cake. Or to make it even faster, you could use a store bought blue frosting tube.
I think these Five Minute Firecrackers look just as cute laying flat as they do standing up!
These Five Minute Firecrackers are so easy you can let the kid's make them and honestly they were pretty tasty little firecrackers too!