What to pack in a Bonfire Night picnic

Whether you need the perfect snack or meal on the move, our Bonfire Night picnic treats and sharers mean you'll never have to buy a soggy sausage roll again.

Toffee apples on a square tray with dips

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 5th November a night to remember!

Savoury fillers

Cheesy baked potatoes in a tray

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 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...

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

Handy snacks

Chocolate cupcakes topped with toasted marshmallows

If you're heading out to 'ooh' and 'ahh' along with the masses or just venturing out into the back garden, make sure you have some warming bonfire bread, maybe a few cheesy sausage rolls and plenty of easy-to-handle sweet treats. Our favourites 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
Apple crisps
Bite-size toffee apple doughnuts

Sweet treats

Toffee apple pops with dips

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 on Fireworks Night 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
IPA treacle tart
Toffee apple cookies
Spiced toffee apple cake

Bonfire bites

Pink and white marshmallows with chocolate fondue dip

If you haven't far to go before the show, cook up a storm and just before you set off, 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!

Our favourites...

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

Four sweet chilli hog dogs with a dip and spoon
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...

Rarebit toasts
Spicy bean & avocado tostados
Spicy chicken & bacon toasties
Sticky sausage wraps
Cheesy garlic bread




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25th Jul, 2015
The Campfire Cupcakes Look Amazing I can't Wait To Try Them!
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