Red, white & blueberry: Firecracker Sparklers!

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blueberry sparklers

It’s Guy Fawkes Night / Bonfire Night / Firework Night tomorrow.

Whatever you call it, it’s the wonderfully British celebration (commemoration?) of King James I surviving Guy Fawkes’ gunpowder plot to assassinate the King and bring down the Houses of Parliament – foiled only by his arrest whilst he guarded the explosives. How crazy is that?!

As with any celebration, there is always food. Hot dogs seemingly mandatory, with warming jacket potatoes and mugs of steaming hot chocolate to accompany whilst we watch bonfires burn and fireworks light up the smoke-filled sky.

I like to try and sneak in some extra fruit and veggies into my kiddos diet, and this year I’ve made these fun Firecracker Sparklers with popping candy to enjoy!

Check them out…

Red, white and blueberry: Firecracker Sparklers

(Makes 12-15)

  • 1 small punnet of blueberries
  • White chocolate
  • 1 pack of popping candy
  • Teaspoon of red sprinkles
  • Small wooden skewers

How To:

  • Begin by threading 7 or 8 blueberries onto each of your skewers.
  • Gently melt your white chocolate in a pan or in the microwave and spoon into the corner of a food-grade plastic baggie.
  • Snip the tiniest amount off the corner of your bag and pipe in a wiggly line onto your blueberries.
  • Whilst still soft, sprinkle over your popping candy and red sprinkles and place in the fridge to set.
  • Enjoy!


Remember, remember the 5th of November,
the gunpowder, treason and plot;
I see of no reason why gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes,
‘Twas his intent.
To blow up the King and the Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below.
Poor old England to overthrow.


If you’re following the Slimming World plan:

Blueberries are a SuperFree food // 25g of chocolate is 6.5 syns // popping candy is 5.5 syns per 25g // sprinkles are 1 syn per 1 level tsp.

Depending how generous you are with your toppings, these work out around 2 syns per 3 sparklers 😀


Do you celebrate Bonfire Night (or whatever you call it)?

Tell me what you get up to with your family!

xoxo Natalie


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