What to pack in a Bonfire Night picnic

  • By
    Roxanne Fisher - Health editor - bbcgoodfood.com

There's no need to pay a fortune for soggy burger buns and limp hot dogs when you can make your own to go. Whether you need the perfect snack pack or a meal on the move, try our traditional treats and clever sharers this Bonfire Night...

Dinner outdoors

Cheesy baked potatoesWant to feed hungry hordes but struggling to keep them inside? Create sausage-style pastries with healthier borlotti beans, full of slow-release energy and delicious hot or cold. Traditional baked spuds are a staple this time of year, so prepare our Bonfire Night baked potatoes by scooping out the middle and mixing with cheese, bacon and parsley. Return to their shells, cook a little longer then wrap in foil to keep warm until you're ready to tuck in. Just don't forget the spoons!

 


Our favourite meals on the move...

Bonfire Night baked potatoes
Beanburger puffs
Ham, cheese & mushroom turnovers

Snack pack perfect

Campfire cupcakesIf you're heading out to ooh and ahh with the masses, pack your winter picnic with cheesy treats, which will keep as long as you need them to. Enjoy campfire cakes topped with mini marshmallows or hand out date & apple squares for a natural energy boost.

 

 



Our snack pack favourites...

Cheesy bonfire bread
Cheesy sausage rolls
Campfire cupcakes
Date & apple squares

Sweetest treats

Toffee appleIf you have a penchant for spiced parkin or a love of traditional toffee, complete your Bonfire Night with the perfect sweet treat. As much fun to make as they are to eat, classic toffee apples will always have their place on fireworks night, while modern twists such as toffee popcorn bark will travel easily and will last you all night.

 

 


Our favourite sweet treats...

Bonfire toffee
Homemade toffee apples
Toffee popcorn bark
Parkin

Staying close to home

Chocolate fondue and toasted marshmallowsIf you haven't far to go before the show, you can cook up a storm and hand out hot favourites on the way out the door to keep everyone toasty warm. Hot dogs are a classic favourite and sealing them inside big flour tortillas will help keep in the heat for a little longer. Warming your mitts round a fire? Pre-prepare a simple chocolate fondue and, when you're ready, thread your marshmallows onto skewers, toast and get dipping!

 



Our favourites straight from the kitchen...

Hot diggedy dogs
Chocolate fondue & toasted marshmallows
Warm butterscotch dippers

Quick and easy

Sweet chilli hot dogsIt's amazing what you can do with five ingredients and less than half an hour. If you're looking for last minute warmers before running out the door, bacon butties and simple hot dogs are easy to rustle up and will warm everyone from the inside out.

Our favourite speedy bites...
Garlic bacon butties
Sweet chilli dogs
Rarebit toasts



What will you pack in your winter picnic?

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