Gunpowder, treason and plot.
Guy Fawkes Night, aka Bonfire Night, is an annual celebration, primarily in Great Britain, traditionally held on the evening of November 5. Festivities are centered on the use of fireworks and the lighting of bonfires. Historically, the celebrations mark the anniversary of the failed Gunpowder Plot of November 5, 1605. Guy Fawkes Night originates from the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, a failed conspiracy by a group of provincial English Catholics to assassinate the Protestant King James I of England and replace him with a Catholic head of state. The survival of the king was first celebrated on 5 November 1605, after Guy Fawkes, left in charge of the gunpowder placed underneath the House of Lords, was discovered and arrested. During the Celebration, an effigy or "guy" representing Fawkes is ritually burnt on the bonfire.
Here's a fun an easy recipe to make with the children, even if you don't celebrate the holiday! You can always save this recipe and make it for Fourth of July with Red, White, and Blue Sprinkles.
Guy Fawkes Night Chocolate Sparklers
Multi-colored Sprinkles or Sugar Popping candy
Pour Sprinkles or popping candy on a plate.
Dip end of chocolate finger in hot water--just a little to melt slightly.
Roll end of chocolate finger in sparkles and coat end. Transfer to parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat until all fingers are coated. Set for a few hours.
What are Chocolate Fingers? Well, Cadbury makes a chocolate biscuit called Chocolate Fingers. I found them on Amazon, but if you don't have these, look for a similar chocolate shape (KitKat). You can also dip pretzels in chocolate ganache (melted) and dip in sprinkles.