Our most indulgent Bonfire Night recipes
Celebrate this Bonfire Night with a feast of our most indulgent recipes, including melty s'mores, oozing cheese toasties, cocktails and more
Planning a Bonfire Night party? We've got all the inspiration you need to make it truly explosive, from banging desserts and party snacks to comforting mains and warming drinks. Whether outside watching the fireworks or cosying up indoors, these tempting treats will surely make 5 November a night to remember.
Whether you’re celebrating Bonfire Night with family or friends, you’ll need some recipes ready to feed a crowd. So why not check out our Bonfire Night dinner ideas and Bonfire Night food ideas for inspiration?
There's no need to pay a fortune for soggy burger buns and limp hot dogs when you can make your own. Elevate your hot dog with sweet and sticky onions caramelised in cider. Top with a mustard and mayonnaise sauce for a bold and tangy finish to compliment the sweetness.
This golden spinach, feta & pumpkin filo pie is a great centrepiece for your Bonfire Night celebrations as it showcases delicious autumnal flavours. Tarts and pies are ideal for celebrating as they are easily transported and divided if you are considering bringing a picnic with you to go and watch a local fireworks show.
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Perfect for a cold autumn evening, this combination of sausage and Yorkshire pudding in a pretty spiral design will surely be a family hit. It’s great for Bonfire Night; it only takes twenty minutes to prepare, so you won’t miss any festivities.
There is something incredibly satisfying about biting into a cheese toastie that oozes from every angle. These rarebit toasties with sticky yeast extract onions have that perfect melted texture. Top with a fried egg for extra protein, and if you’re feeling even more indulgent, then chuck in some bacon for a posh version of a bacon sarnie.
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If you’re a fan of lasagne, you’ll love our next-level three-cheese meatball lasagne. Made by swapping the meat sauce for sausage meatballs, you’ll get a beautiful golden brown finish on them and the perfect juicy centre. Fennel seeds and chilli add another layer of flavour and a little spice, which compliments the richness of the parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella topping.
Check out more of our lasagne recipes. We have versions with traditional mince, seafood and veggie versions.
Bake these comforting bread rolls in a muffin tin – they're filled with cheddar, bangers, spring onions and garlic butter. They’re a great portable snack for if you’re on the go visiting friends and family for firework festivities. Or, if you prefer, why not try our sausage roll-ups? Buttery, flaky pastry is filled with sausage and a sweet chutney.
These smoked cheddar and chilli jam croquettes are the canapés you need to impress your party guests this Bonfire Night. Using only 10 ingredients, they’re much simpler than you would think, and they’re vegetarian, so most guests can enjoy them.
8. Cheese stars
Show off your cooking skills and get in the festive spirit with these fun-looking, easy cheesy treats – they make great party snacks for grazing guests and get kids involved in the kitchen, as you can put them in charge of the cookie-cutting process.
Our chocolate apple recipe is another traditional treat that’s great for making with kids. Kids will have loads of fun getting messy, dunking their apples into the melted chocolate and covering haphazardly in any sugary treat that will stick. Check out our homemade toffee apples for an even more traditional sweet treat.
10. Banoffee s'mores
If kids lose momentum before the firework fun has even properly begun, one way to lift their spirits is with these American-style melty marshmallow s’mores. If they do not like bananas and caramel, we have many other flavours, like our pumpkin pie s’mores.
Parkin is a traditional ginger cake from Yorkshire, flavoured with syrupy molasses, oatmeal and warm spices. Originally, parkin was a celebratory cake eaten at winter festivals, so it’s the perfect treat to enjoy on Bonfire Night.
Read more about the origins of parkin with our article in our article, Parkin: a Bonfire Night tradition.
Bonfire Night treat meets classic comfort food in this doubly delicious dessert that your family won't be able to resist. Perfect enjoyed alone, but eat straight from the oven topped with our ultimate vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat.
Whether vegan or not, this iced and spiced ginger loaf cake is a brilliant bake to enjoy on a cold, wintry day. Have it with a cup of tea, or bring along to your Bonfire Night festivities for a pick-me-up that everyone can enjoy.
Don’t confine loaf cakes to afternoon teas. Check out more of our loaf cake recipes and try them for yourself.
This gooey, self-saucing, sticky chocolate pudding with marshmallows is a divine dessert with fresh cream or ice cream. It’s great for enjoying at celebrations as it serves up to ten people and can be made in three simple steps.
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A lighter version of sticky toffee pudding, rich with dates and spices, and the juicy texture of poached pears, this vegan dessert is sure to please a crowd.
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16. Hot buttered rum
Try rounding off dinner with some hot buttered rum. Sweet and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, it's a warming treat for cold evenings.
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Tantalise your guests' tastebuds with this delicious toffee apple sour. It's a perfect cocktail for a grown-up Halloween party or a Bonfire Night treat, as it’s flavoured with autumnal apples and that beautiful caramel-smelling toffee syrup.
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A dollop of chocolate hazelnut spread here, a splash of nut liqueur there –u this boozy hot chocolate with whipped cream is a glass of pure indulgence. For more boozy hot chocolate recipes with a twist, check out our midnight mint hot chocolate and choc-orange hot chocolate. For a child-friendly hot chocolate, why not try our silky slow cooker hot chocolate made from dark and milk chocolate?
Try using rum in place of whisky in an old-fashioned for a twist on the traditional cocktail that’s perfect for warming you on cold winter evenings. Finish with ice and a strip of orange peel.
If you prefer to keep things traditional, why not try our classic old-fashioned recipe?
20. Calypso coffee
Enjoy this winning after-dinner combination of rum, coffee and cream for a pick-me-up when you want to stay up and watch a beautiful firework show. Garnish with a coffee bean or a grating of dark chocolate.
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