Bonfire Night wouldn't be the same without a spectacular spread of treats to snack on with the family. We’ve gathered the best hearty mains, perfect for keeping you warm on a chilly night watching the fireworks. Check out our helpful guide for more Bonfire Night dinner ideas for inspiration.


We’ve also got a selection of sweet and savoury snacks, a great pick-me-up for staying awake to the end of the festivities. End your festivities with a bang with our showstopping desserts, from dazzling Bonfire Night cake recipes to warming Bonfire Night dessert recipes like our toffee apple bread & butter pudding.

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After the fireworks are done, warm yourselves around a glowing fire armed with a comforting mug of hot chocolate and marshmallow skewers for toasting. Make 5 November a night to remember!

Bonfire Night mains

Giant spiralled toad in the hole

What better way to feed the hordes this Bonfire Night than with a hearty main that will warm them from the inside out? Our Catherine wheel toad-in-the-hole with honey & mustard onions is a beautiful combination of sausages and Yorkshire pudding spiralled to look like a burning Catherine wheel. Another great option is our slow cooker pork casserole. Simply pop the ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning, and then you don’t need to worry about it until you serve. This means you won’t have to miss out on any of the fun! Our creamy pumpkin pasta is another great choice as it makes the most of seasonal pumpkins and can be on the table in under an hour.

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Three-cheese meatball lasagne
Bonfire bangers & beans
Sausage & mushroom ragu
Pulled firecracker brisket
Butternut squash & cherry tomato crumble
Wild mushroom risotto

If you find it harder to get your family around the table on Bonfire Night, why not try one of our mains on the go…

Sticky cider onion hot dogs
Rarebit toastie with sticky yeast extract onions
Cheesy bonfire bread
Bonfire Night baked potatoes
Mackerel pate
Ham, cheese & mushroom turnovers
Halloween mini baked potatoes with sticky sausages
Thai chicken cakes with sweet chilli sauce
Wild mushroom tartlets

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Bonfire Night snacks

Cheese and bacon s'mores

Make sure when you head out to ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ with the masses that you don’t have to do it on an empty stomach with our easy-to-carry savoury snacks.

Our snack pack favourites...

Cheesy bonfire bread
Cheesy sausage rolls
Cheese & bacon s'mores
Sausage roll-ups
Cheese stars
Potato wedges with curry sauce
Air-fryer chicken nuggets
Air-fryer spinach & feta filo

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Bonfire Night desserts

Chocolate roulade on a platter topped with caramel sauce and with front slice cut

Don’t let the fireworks be the only thing that light up your night. Why not celebrate with a showstopping dessert that will impress everyone attending? Our chocolate roulade, covered in caramel sauce, is a great choice. Cover in sparklers for some extra shine. Another one for the chocaholics is our slow cooker hot chocolate fondant cake, a cross between a fondant and a self-saucing pud. Marshmallows are a must-have for any bonfire celebration, and we have many ways to use them. Try our banoffee s’mores or pumpkin pie s’mores for individual desserts that you won’t want to share. Or our s’mores dip for a sized-up, super chocolatey twist on the American favourite.

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Sticky ginger skillet parkin
Next level banoffee pie
IPA treacle tart
Sticky toffee apple pudding
Apple & hazelnut galette

Sweet treats

Tray of apples covered in toffee and sprinkles

If you have a penchant for spiced parkin or love traditional toffee, complete your Bonfire Night with a few classics. As much fun to make as they are to eat, traditional toffee apples will always have their place, while modern twists such as toffee apple pops and toffee popcorn bark will travel easily and last you all night.

Our favourite sweet treats...

Bonfire toffee
Chewy toffees
Toffee apple cookies
Spiced toffee apple cake
Gooey s'mores cookies
Plum & raspberry crumble bars
Chocolate apples
Apple crisps
Spiced maple & pecan cheesecake bars
Chocolate crunch bars
Warm butterscotch dippers

Warming drinks


Venture indoors after a chilly evening of fireworks watching to the comforting smell of slow cooker hot chocolate. This dreamy drink is sure to be a crowd pleaser so be prepared to ladle out second helpings! For extra indulgence, top with marshmallows, whipped cream and grated chocolate. If you need a quicker version, our equally luxurious hot chocolate with marshmallows can be whipped up on the stove in under 10 minutes. Not a chocolate fan? A warming mug of this cinnamon-spiced apple pie punch will do the trick! Add a splash of your favourite liqueur for a boozy hit.

Our favourite hot drinks...

Mulled pear & cranberry punch
Peppermint hot chocolate
Mulled cider
Salted caramel rum hot chocolate
Easy mulled wine
Hot buttered rum
Toffee apple sour cocktail
Mexican hot chocolate

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