Bonfire Night just wouldn’t be the same without a spectacular spread of treats to snack on with the family. We’ve got plenty of sweet and savoury recipes to rustle up for a quick bite before you pop out, or to feast on whilst watching the fireworks from hot dogs to toffee apples.
Afterwards, warm yourselves around a glowing fire armed with a comforting mug of hot chocolate and marshmallow skewers for toasting. Make the 5 November a night to remember!
Want to feed hungry hordes but struggling to keep them inside? Create hot dog-style beanburger puffs with healthier borlotti beans, full of slow-release energy and delicious hot or cold. Traditional baked spuds are a staple at 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 skins, bake a little longer then wrap in foil to keep warm until you’re ready to tuck in. Just don’t forget the forks!
Our favourite meals on the move…
Ham, cheese & mushroom turnovers
Mini baked potatoes with sticky sausages
Thai chicken cakes with sweet chilli sauce
Sticky sausage baguettes
Wild mushroom tartlets
Cheesy sausage rolls
If you’re heading out to ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ with the masses or just venturing out into the back garden, make sure you have some warming bonfire bread, a few cheesy sausage rolls and plenty of easy-to-handle sweet treats. Our favourite finger foods include campfire cupcakes topped with mini marshmallows, or you can hand out date & apple squares for a natural energy boost.
Our snack pack favourites…
Cheesy bonfire bread
Cheesy sausage rolls
Chocolate crunch bars
Cookie base classic s’mores
Spiced maple & pecan cheesecake bars
Bite-size toffee apple doughnuts
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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…
IPA treacle tart
Toffee apple cookies
Spiced toffee apple cake
If you haven’t far to go before the show, cook up a storm and just before you set off, and hand out something to keep everyone toasty warm. Hot dogs are always popular, and sealing them inside big flour tortillas makes them easier to eat on the go. Warming your mitts around a bonfire? Prepare a simple chocolate fondue and when you’re ready, thread your marshmallows onto skewers, toast them over the flames and get dipping!
Hot diggedy dogs
Warm butterscotch dippers
Hot apple pie punch
Bonfire bangers & beans
Toffee apple bread & butter pudding
Baked pumpkin fondue
Hazelnut cream hot chocolate
Quick and easy
No time to hang around? It’s amazing what you can do with five ingredients and less than half an hour. If you’re looking for more last-minute belly fillers before running out the door, garlic bacon butties and simple sweet chilli hot dogs are easy to rustle up and will warm everyone from the inside out.
Our favourite speedy bites…
Spicy bean & avocado tostados
Spicy chicken & bacon toasties
Sticky sausage wraps
Cheesy garlic bread
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
Salted caramel rum hot chocolate
Easy mulled wine
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