Firecracker Surprise Cookies Recipe

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Happy Flag Day! In celebration of our flag, and really, you can use these cookies for Memorial Day and Fourth of July as well, we decided to take the Pillsbury Stars and Stripes Cake Mix and make some cake mix cookies- with a fun surprise at the end!

These cookies are so easy to make.  Prepared, baked and out of the oven in 30 minutes. (And I am not speaking in Rachael Ray time either…) quick, easy, and LOTS of fun for the little ones. This Firecracker Surprise Cookies Recipe is REALLY easy, definitely kid friendly, and sans the pop rocks, nut free.

firecracker surprise pop rocks cookies

4.7 from 12 reviews

Firecracker Surprise Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
 
Fun and festive firecracker surprise cookies for Memorial Day, Flag Day or Fourth of July
Ingredients
  • 1 box Pillsbury Stars and Stripes Cake Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ c oil
  • 1 tub Pillsbury Stars and Stripes frosting
  • 2 packets Pop Rocks candies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mix together cake mix, oil and eggs. Batter will be pretty thick
  3. Shape batter into balls and put onto ungreased cookie sheet
  4. Bake for 9 minutes
  5. When cool, frost with Stars and Stripes frosting. About 20-30 minutes before serving, sprinkle some pop rocks candy on top of the frosting (there are Tropical Punch and Strawberry flavors that are very patriotic in color)
  6. Store in airtight containers for up to a week.

What are your fun and festive holiday recipe ideas?

 

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  • Wow, Pop Rocks, I have never heard of a recipe like this. I will have to try it.

    Thanks for the recipe and the post!

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  • this looks so delicious

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  • Pop rocks!? How fun – and a big surprise!

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  • You are killing me lady with your yummy goodies! Must resist. lol

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  • would be yummy in my tummy

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  • great recipe. makes me hungry.

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  • YUM!

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  • What a great & delicious recipe to celebrate the 4th of July with your family & friends to enjoy. Thanks for the share!

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  • they look good

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  • these are so clever

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  • Gosh, that sounds super easy and something the kiddos would love! Thanks!

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  • oooohhh! Aaaahhh! Zing!

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  • This looks AWESOME! Definitely can’t wait to try these out…my kids are going to flip :) You have the best ideas for new holiday recipes!

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  • Oh my gosh! These look amazing! I think I’ll have to make them sometime. :)

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  • I soo wanna try this!!! Pop Rocks are the best!

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  • A cookie “fireworks” surprise, perfect for flag day(and now for 4th of july)!

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  • Pop Rocks must give those cookies the fireworks effect that’s perfect for Flagday/4th of july!

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  • I love Pop Rocks and never thought of doing anything with them other than eating them straight from the pouch. These cookies are a great idea!

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  • These cookies scream Fourth of July to me. I am going to serve them at our BBQ and I am sure they are going to love them.

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  • Pop Rocks on cookies, who knew? These will definitely be a hit. Thanks for sharing!

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  • That’s a cool idea! I might make these :)

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  • What a novel idea! My kids will love these!

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  • Yummo! Fun idea for 4th July! I wouldn’t have thought of adding pop rocks to cookies either!

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  • OOh I’ll have to remember these for 4th of July, my kids would love them! How fun.

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  • Wow! These are really great cookies, and I never thought about putting pop rocks on top. I can make these for the 4th of July and it would be a hit with the kids because of the Pop Rocks popping in the mouth! Great recipe!

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  • Those look good. I like the idea of putting pop rocks on them. I remember those from when I was a kid.

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    • Thoese goine to be fun to make.Thanks for sharing.

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  • i will be trying this. looks good and easy. and pretty. :)

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  • Your cookies look very good and easy and inexpensive to make also. My wife loves to bake cookies and cupcakes for 4th of July. I’ll pass this recipe on over to her.

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  • I love frosted cookies :) These would be great for the 4th

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  • This is a recipe I’m going to try! Ty for posting.

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  • This is such a great idea. YOu get a little kick from them too. Thanks for the recipe, will probably be making these soon! :-)

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  • i love the idea of using the pop rocks. thanks for sharing…….am gonna have to try this, the kids would love them

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  • What a fun surprise! I would never have thought to add pop rocks to cookies. Will have to try these, maybe as a snack for firework watching on the 4th.

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