5 treats for Bonfire Night

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Firework cookies, chocolate apples and S'mores!

Have fun with these Bonfire Night recipes for kids that grown-ups will love too!

We may be celebrating Firework Night differently this year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t go with a bang! Create these treats to enjoy at home, we’ve included recipes for firework cookies, bonfire cupcakes and a perfect Smores recipe from our friends at BBC Good Food. They’re so easy, kids will be able to whizz them up with a little bit of help from you. Even toddlers will be able to help!

1. Choc-dipped apples

Bonfire Night wouldn’t be complete without these traditional treats.

You’ll need

  • apples
  • lolly sticks
  • chocolate
  • toppings (sprinkles, candy eyes, chopped nuts, crumbled biscuits or edible glitter)

Method

  1. Ask your kids to break the chocolate into a microwaveable bowl.
  2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Blast for 15 seconds at a time, stirring in between. Stop just before it’s all melted and carry on stirring until smooth.
  3. Meanwhile, ask your kids to help push lolly sticks into the apples. Try to push them into the middle of the apple.
  4. Dip the apples into the melted chocolate. Let the excess drip off (this requires a teeny bit of patience!)
  5. Decorate with their chosen topping and place on a baking tray until set.
Chocolate apple
Chocolate sparklers

2. Chocolate sparklers

Super speedy and delicious – they taste just like a Choc Dip!

You’ll need

  • breadsticks
  • chocolate
  • sprinkles

Method

  1. Ask your kids to break the chocolate into a microwaveable bowl.
  2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Blast it for 15 seconds at a time, stirring in between. Stop just before it’s all melted and carry on stirring until smooth.
  3. Dip each breadstick into the chocolate, and drip off the excess.
  4. Lie the breadsticks on a baking sheet and sprinkle over the edible star sprinkles. Leave until set (if you can!)

3. Firework cookies

A fun way to top biscuits.

What you need

  • biscuits
  • icing sugar
  • water
  • food colouring (3 colours)
  • sprinkles

Method

  1. Ask your child to lay the biscuits on a plate.
  2. Make up some icing with 225g of icing sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of boiling water. Add the water a bit at a time, you want the icing to be runny.
  3. Divide the icing into three bowls. Add a couple of drops of food colouring to each bowl to create three different coloured icings.
  4. Now for the fun part. Let your child drizzle and splat the icing onto the biscuits. Finish with the sprinkles.
Firework biscuits
Bonfire cupcakes

4. Bonfire Cakes

You’ll need

  • shop-bought cupcakes – or follow this recipe
  • shop-bought frosting – or you can make your own
  • orange food colouring
  • chocolate flakes
  • jelly tots (optional)
  • piping bag or a food bag & scissors

Method

  1. Spread out the cupcakes on a plate.
  2. Add a few drops of food colouring to the frosting and stir. 
  3. Spoon the frosting into the piping bag. If you’re using a food bag, push the frosting down into one corner and then trim off the tip of the corner. 
  4. Squeeze a spiral of  frosting to cover each cupcake. 
  5. Break the Flake bars into pieces and build the fires. Add red and orange jelly tots for a fiery glow, if using them.

5. S'mores

You’ll need

  • 16 chocolate chip cookies
  • marshmallows
  • chocolate spread

Method

  1. Preheat your grill to high. Lay out half of the cookies on a baking sheet.
  2. Ask your child to top each cookie with a marshmallow.
  3. Grill until the marshmallow begins to brown and melt.
  4. Meanwhile, ask your child to help you  spread chocolate spread onto the other eight cookies.
  5. Sandwich the cookies together to make a sandwich filled with chocolate spread and melted marshmallow.

Thank you to BBC Good Food for this recipe and image.