Firecracker Bites

Oooh! Ahhh! Everyone will have a blast with these frozen gems that explode with a creamy center of pudding, whipped topping and cream cheese.

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1½ cups thawed frozen whipped topping, divided
  • 1 pkg. (11 oz.) NILLA Wafers
  • ½ cup red, white and blue sprinkles
  • 42 pieces red string licorice (1 inch)

Nutrition facts

Recipe Tips


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 topping.


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 topping. Dip in sprinkles. Insert licorice piece in top of each for the fuse. Freeze until ready to serve.