Bonfire Night is here again. Here are seven great ideas to make for little ones... and the big kid in you


1. Bonfire cake

Get everyone to build this edible bonfire cake. This clever showstopper uses crispy mint fingers for logs and fondant for flames. You can even make the sponge cake in advance and finish it off on the day.


2. Meatball sloppy Joes 

Hotdogs meet their match with this tasty meatball all-American classic. Get plenty of wipes at the ready – it’s not called a sloppy Joe for nothing!


3. Toffee apples

Dip a crisp apple in toffee and leave to set. They can be made in advance, saving you time, too.


4. Smiley face cakes

Whip up these simple cakes with the kids then get creative with some ready to roll icing.  


5. Pecan maple popcorn

Take popcorn to the next level, with maple syrup and pecan nuts – they're the perfect match.

Pecan Maple Popcorn Recipe

Via: Sainsbury's Magazine/Photo: Martin Poole


6. Burgers and homemade chips  

A piping hot burger on a cold autumn night can't be beaten. For smaller hands, shape the mix into mini burgers before you cook them.


7. Mini egg rocky road bites

Sweet, sticky and totally easy to make: this recipe can be made a few days before Bonfire Night. Keep it covered in clingfilm and then cut into squares to serve.