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The Firecracker

The Firecracker

Red, white, and blue should be the center of your Fourth of July party. With refreshing watermelon and cranberry flavors, mixed with a kick of jalapeno and tequila and cooled down with lemon and lime, what’s not to love about this festive drink?

Ingredients

  • 1 Ounce watermelon schnapps
  • 1 big splash cranberry juice
  • 1 very thin slice jalapeno or Serrano pepper
  • 1 slice lemon
  • 1 slice lime
  • 1 1/2 Ounce tequila
  • 1/4 Ounce blue curacao
  • 1/2 Ounce simple syrup
  • watermelon wedge, for garnish (optional)

Servings1

Calories Per Serving188

Folate equivalent (total)9µg2%


The "Firecracker" Is The Easiest Weed Edible You Will Ever Make

Given that this is Foodbeast, I probably don't need to explain why edibles are amazing, but I'm going to do it anyways. First of all, edibles give you a completely different high. It's more like a really awesome, visceral body high. Secondly, they really come in handy if you're looking to be buzzed for an extended period of time but don't want to take your stash with you.

One downside to edibles, though, is that they usually take a while to make, not to mention some skill. I'm not sure about you, but ain't nobody got time to make canna-butter or canna-oil. That's why I present to you, the "Firecracker." Some of you true stoners out there may have heard of this concoction before. If you haven't, all you need to know is that the dish only requires three ingredients, 30 minutes, and an oven. Perfect for when you want that edible but didn't plan far enough ahead for brownies.

One thing to note about Firecrackers is that I like to describe them as a "choose your own adventure" high. You have direct control over how much weed you're putting onto the graham cracker, which means you can decide how high you're going to get. One gram is standard per Firecracker, but if you have a low tolerance, you can customize to your preferences. Also, remember that edibles take a little while to kick in. Don't be that noob who goes in for seconds 30 minutes later because you don't think the edible will work. Have faith.

Disclaimer: Since weed is illegal in most states, this recipe was photographed using oregano instead of weed. If you live in a state where weed is legal or if you have a med card (jealous), use the real stuff.


What are Firecracker Crackers

Firecracker crackers are spicy crackers seasoned with red chili flakes, chili powder and ranch dressing mix. They’re made by tossing saltine crackers, along with the spices, in canola oil.

There’s no baking necessary, and yet the firecracker crackers turn out crunchy.

Canola oil, spices and saltines? I was skeptical the first time I made them, too. But they did not disappoint!

I know it’s hard to believe that they won’t turn out all mushy. But trust the process , and make sure you use the right kind of oil.

When you make these spicy “Fire” Crackers, you’re going to want to eat the whole batch.

If you’re ready to get to the recipe, you can scroll to the end of this post for the full ingredient list and instructions. But you may find the tips below helpful.

If you’re looking for an easy party food to take to a Super Bowl party, a July 4th barbecue, a Cinco de Mayo celebration, New Year’s Eve shindig or just any other kind of get-together you could imagine, this firecrackers recipe is as simple as they come!

Five ingredients. No cooking. A couple of zippered plastic bag and a little shimmy and shake. (How often do you get to dance when you cook?)

When I say easy, I mean it!

Forget potato chips. These crackers are Ranch dip’s new best friend!

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WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED?

Like I mentioned, this recipe is easy! All you need to do is add chicken to the slow cooker, mix the sauce ingredients together, dump it over the chicken, and it’ll be ready in a few hours. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Chicken breast – This recipe calls for 1.5 lbs of chicken breast (or about 3 large breasts). I’ve used raw and frozen chicken for this recipe and both work.
  • Corn starch – Before adding sauce to the recipe, you will coat the chicken breast pieces in some corn starch. Doing this will help thicken the sauce and coat the chicken.
  • Buffalo hot sauce – This will bring the tang and heat!
  • Honey – Adding in some honey will provide sweetness and a thicker consistency for the sauce.
  • Vegetable oil – To help thicken the sauce
  • Rice vinegar – This mild, slightly sweet ingredient is a staple in Asian dishes
  • Red pepper flakes – These are key for the extra spice!
  • Garlic powder – Adding some garlic will provide great flavor for the sauce.
  • Optional garnishes: chopped green onions, sesame seeds, red pepper flakes

Easy Firecracker Chicken &ndash Better than take-out!

This Firecracker Chicken Breast recipe is rich and flavorful and ready in about 15 minutes. It is similar in taste and texture to Sweet and Spicy chicken, but much healthier. Here, I use only a few ingredients and very little oil. The meat is coated in a delicious black bean sauce, and unlike the restaurant version, this dish is not deep-fried.

It is the perfect dinner recipe to make during busy weekdays. It is ready in about 15 minutes from start to finish, and it tastes even better than the take-out. Not to mention that it is healthier and way cheaper! In addition, feel free to make a larger batch and refrigerate. This way, you can enjoy it during the week with some white rice or noodles.

Give this American-style Chinese food a try, and you will see why this recipe is so loved by everyone around the world! It has the most amazing combination of sweet and spicy flavors, with tender and juicy chicken meat!

What is Firecracker Chicken?

This is a Chinese-inspired dish, where tender chicken meat is cooked in a simple sweet and spicy sauce. It is a quick meal to prepare and should be ready in about 15 minutes.

Also, it is a healthier alternative than the takeout, as the meat is lightly fried on the stovetop in a deliciously spicy and sweet-based sauce.


  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Firecracker Chicken recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Firecracker Chicken recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Firecracker Chicken recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

There are a few ingredients you will need for this recipe, but don’t worry, they’re not too unusual so you will be able to use them for other recipes.

  • Tamarind paste – This is from the the pulp that surrounds the seeds within the pod of the tamarind tree. It’s mainly used in Asian cooking and you can buy it from most supermarkets.
  • Arbol chillies – These are small potent Mexican chillies and you can buy them dried from most supermarkets.

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Firecracker Prawns

This firecracker shrimp recipe takes spicy shrimp to a new level, with just the right combination of sweet, heat, and awesome flavor. the whole family will enjoy combining a variety of spicy flavors.

How to make Firecracker Prawns!

In a large bowl, season shrimp with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in cornstarch and gently toss to combine.

Oven variation:
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray,
then arrange the shrimp in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
Pour the marinade into a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until thick and syrupy, about 2 minutes. Brush shrimp with thickened marinade and serve.

Cooking the shrimp in the pan:

Heat the olive oil in a large pan to medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook 2-3 minutes per side, until the shrimp is pink and cooked through.

Scatter garlic over shrimp and cook, shaking pan often, 1 minute. Add sugar, fish sauce, 3 tablespoons water, pepper toss to combine. Cook, shaking pan often, 1 minute.
Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro.


Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

Firecracker chicken meatballs are the key to your next party, game day or gathering. Perfectly spicy, slightly sweet and tantalizingly sticky.

My husband couldn’t get enough of these spicy chicken meatballs that pack a big punch of flavor.

Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

Such an easy ground chicken recipe to whip up for a party or meal.

Preheat the oven to 475ºF. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the hot sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire, red pepper flakes, and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 8-10 minutes. The sauce will thicken upon cooling.

In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, garlic, salt pepper, eggs, panko, cayenne pepper, paprika, and onion powder. Mix until combined. DO NOT OVERMIX, it will result in tough and dry meatballs.

Shape the meat mixture into a ball, about 1 tablespoon of meat per ball. (I used a cookie dough scoop) Place shaped meatballs on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 11-13 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.

Remove the baking pan from the oven, brush each meatball with the sauce.

Bake an additional 2 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush them again with the remaining sauce.


Alabama Firecrackers Recipe

Loaded with flavorful spices, and an easy process to make, this Alabama Firecrackers Recipe is a true favorite! Crispy crackers, red pepper and other spices marinate these crackers into the ultimate snack food!

We had a very special potluck we were invited to go to today, in honor of the 4th of July. (Happy 4th my friends!)

AND in honor of a special relationship being formulated between my children’s fife and drum corps. and an adult fife and drum corps.

For a week, my daughter and I have been wracking our brain’s trying to come up with something other than brownies to take.

(oh yes, we’re making those also – brownies are always a huge hit.)

I like bringing things that aren’t normally something you see at a potluck.

When we finally we remembered these awesome treats we had several years back.

They were SO good and we raved about them for weeks. I contacted the friend who made them, and asked for the recipe.

I remember falling in love with this Alabama Firecrackers Recipe from the very first bite.

This was the perfect snack idea for this event. Popular, fun and delicious!

While I hadn’t made this Alabama Firecrackers Recipe myself, before this event, I’d had them twice and they were too good not to be the right potluck snack.

I do remember words of advice from my mother, never make anything for a special occasion you have not made before.

Well, guess what? I didn’t listen and I’m glad I didn’t.

This Alabama Firecrackers Recipe turned out amazing and was a huge hit!

Not to mention, that can you get any cuter?

I mean really – firecrackers for the fourth of July? Yeah okay, so I realize only I think that’s cute… moving on.

And much like I expected, I probably should have triple or quadrupled this recipe for this event.

The Alabama Firecrackers Recipe was a HUGE hit and I was requested to bring them to other events we have as well. Guess I know what my go-to dish will be for these events. haha!

When we got up this morning, I felt like the crackers were still a bit more oily to the touch than I would prefer – sometimes this happens, so it could happen to you.

I spread them out on a pan touching lightly and put them in the oven on the lowest setting (200 degrees) for about 20-25 minutes to get the oil to absorb a little more. They were fantastic, right Jon?

second site note: We make these all the time now. So good and quite addicting I might add.

They are usually the first thing gone anywhere I bring them. GREAT for a BBQ event, or Picnic or …. anything really.

Make sure you make enough though, they go fast. I have doubled the recipe twice and still run out before the event was over.

Are you ready to make this Alabama Firecrackers Recipe?


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