Chocolate Firecrackers

Chocolate Firecrackers

Chocolate Firecrackers are a cute Fourth of July candy. Chocolate fudge is decorated to look like mini firecrackers.
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  • Serves: 16 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Combine chocolate chips and unsweetened chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave chocolates in 30-second increments until melted, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent burning.
  3. Step 3

    Once chocolate is melted, add marshmallow cream, water, and vanilla. Stir until everything is well mixed.
  4. Step 4

    Scrape fudge into an 8 x 8-inch pan lined with waxed paper or foil and press into an even layer. Press a layer of wrap on top. Refrigerate until it is firm enough to cut, about 1 hour.
  5. Step 5

    Take fudge from pan and slice in half horizontally, then cut each half into 8 thin crosswise rectangles, about 1 x 4 inches long.
  6. Step 6

    Dust hands with cocoa powder, then roll rectangles between palms to round them out and make them cylinder shaped. Place cylinders on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper or parchment, and if they have softened during the rolling process, refrigerate until firm.
  7. Step 7

    Place red candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent burning. Stir until melted and smooth.
  8. Step 8

    Take a toothpick and poke a hole in top of each cylinder, wiggling toothpick a bit to widen the hole. This is where licorice will be inserted later, so make it large enough for licorice to fit in.
  9. Step 9

    Snip licorice into 16 small pieces, each about an inch long.
  10. Step 10

    Use dipping tools or a fork to dip a piece of fudge in red coating. Let excess drip back into bowl, then place back on baking sheet.
  11. Step 11

    Stick a piece of licorice into top of fudge with hole. Repeat until all of the fudge is dipped in red and has a licorice wick. Refrigerate tray to set coating completely, about 20 minutes.