50 Bonfire Night recipes
Bonfire night, sorted! Get your sparklers at the ready for a cosy feast at home. Try our rich, spicy chilli, squidgy toffee apple cake, the best sausage sandwich and our warming drinks, such as spiked hot chocolate, mulled beer and more
Celebrate this autumnal festival with one of our Bonfire Night food and drink ideas. Wrap up warm and tuck into Bonfire Night cake and plenty more treats to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
Bonfire Night sharing dishes
It’s not just the name that makes this dish perfect for a bonfire or firework party. The mix of sticky, sweet, savoury and a pop of heat from the mustard is exactly the kind of thing you want to be eating on a cold autumn night – fire blazing, scarves done up tightly and sparklers at the ready.
Toad-in-the-hole is an absolute classic. Here we show you how to make this really simple sausage and batter recipe, ready in under an hour. Remember to serve with mustard!
This is a simple twist on a classic – swapping out everyday pork bangers for something a little more adventurous, perfect for keeping you warm on Bonfire Night.
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Seasonal butternut squash is roasted, then added to creamy macaroni cheese for an autumnal twist on a comforting pasta bake.
Our easy macaroni and cheese is packed with cooked ham, pickled onions and three types of cheese. Serve straight to the table and let everyone dig in.
Give your slow cooker some love with this winter warmer, packed with hearty ingredients including sausages, bacon and borlotti beans.
Dark chocolate and dried ancho chillies add richness and heat to this indulgent meatball bake. Serve for a Bonfire Night feast with friends!
A bit of everything goes into this chilli to create the ultimate winter warmer – dark chocolate, lager and Worcestershire sauce along with plenty of herbs and spices. Throw all the ingredients into a slow-cooker and let the mince soak up the flavours for four hours. Try more of our best chilli recipes here...
Once the slow-cooked pork is meltingly soft, shred into the sweet, smoky tomato sauce and serve with ribbons of pappardelle for a hearty meal. Give everyone a bowl to tuck into while watching fireworks.
This is an ideal one-pot dish to cook over the campfire – the beans are given delicious depth and smokiness from the flames.
These baked sweet potatoes with smoky beans make a great match for Bonfire Night.
Bonfire Night snacks (finger food)
Need bonfire party food ideas to feed hungry guests while watching the fireworks or gathered around the fire? Check out our snacks for Bonfire Night here.
Everyone loves those little sticky cocktail sausages you get at parties – so here is a super-size version in a soft bap.
Top your baked sweet potatoes with gruyère, cheddar and rosemary for a comforting winter warmer.
Serve this in big mugs with fat fingers of melty cheese toasties for dipping.
Turn the heat up on Bonfire Night with one of our this melting, oozing cheesy toasties, spiked with chilli. Find even more toastie recipes here...
Having a Bonfire Night feast? We've jazz up baked camemberts with some quick and easy toppings, a great way to feed hungry guests.
These cheesy dippers are a perfect nibble to squirrel away for when you have friends round over fireworks season.
The fiery mayo and refreshing salsa add the perfect finish to these cod dogs, a great alternate to hot dogs on a cold winter's evening.
Load French fries with Korean chilli flakes, gochujang, coriander and plenty of cheese for an indulgent sharing dish to serve at your Bonfire Night gathering.
Bonfire Night desserts
Make one of our comforting Bonfire Night puddings for a warming way to end your savoury feast.
This squidgy, ginger-spiked cake is a real classic, made with oats, treacle and warming mixed spice. It's the perfect comfort food for Bonfire Night.
S’mores, bonfire-torched marshmallows sandwiched between biscuits with chocolate, are a classic in the US for a reason. This recipe mashes up all of those flavours into one seriously epic cake.
The apple sauce makes this cake deliciously squidgy. Serve warm as a pudding with cream or ice cream, or just at room temperature with a hot drink.
Cooked bananas have a fragrant juiciness that’s ideal paired with salty biscuits and dark chocolate. This fun dessert is best made over a campfire and enjoyed outdoors.
Add a splash of booze to this banana and caramel dessert for extra indulgence! Ready in under an hour, this comforting pud magically creates its own sauce and is best served warm with a dollop of ice cream, perfect for a warming sweet treat on a cold Bonfire Night. Discover more boozy bake recipes here.
This classic dessert is a firm family favourite and you won't go wrong with this foolproof recipe. Light up the fire and hunker down with a bowl of comforting crumble.
Think classic, comforting crumble, only taken up a few notches with crunchy hazelnut and a coating of rich caramel over the soft chunks of apple.
Here the classic US campfire snack of toasted marshmallow and chocolate squished between two biscuits is reworked to create an elegant layered dessert.
Check out these seriously decadent ginger sticky toffee puddings. A dark, rich toffee dessert spiked with fiery ginger – serve with cream, ice cream or custard before a night of sparklers and fire!
Soft, creamy and spiced, this slow-cooked rice pudding from Normandy is as good cold as warm, and particularly nice with stewed apples on the side.
Bonfire Night drinks
Bonfire Night means hot flasks of drinking chocolate, hot toddys and more. Try our warming drinks to take to the fireworks with you.
Set up a little table outside with all the toppings, then let people help themselves to create their own take on the ultimate hot chocolate.
Warm up this Bonfire Night with a hot toddy. We’ve used the traditional whisky here (single malt will really elevate the drink) but any dark spirit works well – try swapping it for bourbon, dark rum, cognac or calvados, or add a dash of orange or Angostura bitters.
Go all out on Bonfire Night with a large mug of velvety white hot chocolate, garnished with white chocolate fingers, mini marshmallows and whipped cream.
This dairy-free hot chocolate is silky, sweet and topped with whipped plant-based cream – use oat or almond milk alternatives in this warming drink.
Put a rosy glow in your cheeks on Bonfire Night with this latte version of a classic winter cocktail, made with eggnog, milk, espresso and a pinch of nutmeg for dusting.
Fix yourself and your friends a round of warming gingerbread latte with Celeste Wong's guide, including how to make your own gingerbread syrup.
Forget cider and wine, mulled beer a great alternative to drink over the cold and festive season – full of autumnal flavours of cinnamon, cloves, star anise and clementine.
This sweet and smokey Bonfire Night-inspired cocktail is a great boozy way to heat up on a cold November night!
A comforting, boozy hot chocolate is the perfect treat to warm up with when your outside enjoying fireworks with friends!
This is a take on kinderpunsch, a non-alcoholic German drink served as an alternative to glühwein. Make it for an easy, booze-free drink over the festive season.
The subtle spiciness of blackberries is a perfect match for whisky to warm the bones. Add in whole toasted spices (such as cardamom) to infuse.
Use up leftover red wine to jazz up your hot chocolate over the cold and festive season. Fill a flask with this spiced hot chocolate and take to your local bonfire party to keep you warm.
Bonfire Night treats
Bonfire Night sweet treats don't get better than these indulgent baking ideas, from cinder toffee to toffee apples and blondies
Crunchy, chewy, sweet and tart, these classic autumnal treats are often eaten at Bonfire Night.
Indulge in these boozy sticky toffee apples this Bonfire Night for a grown-up treat.
Drizzle extra toffee or caramel sauce over this squidgy cake for an indulgent Bonfire Night treat – perfect for entertaining friends and family.
Add Terry's Chocolate Orange to brownie batter and you get these deliciously decadent brownies, best enjoyed on a chilly November evening.
Everyone loves cheesecake, so give yours a Bonfire Night makeover with our decadent toffee apple dessert – an impressive way to end any dinner party on a cold Bonfire Night!
We are going old-school with these knockout jammie Wagon Wheel brownies. Wagon Wheels are one of everyone’s favourite lunch box treats, so we decided it was time to bring back this retro biscuit with a bit more va va boom.
Parkin is a classic Bonfire Night treat. Try our twist on this spiced cake. Fizzy drink Supermalt not only gives an extra malty edge but those bubbles work magically to lighten the sponge as well. If you can't find Supermalt, use cola or ginger beer for the bubble effect.
Take your blondies up a notch and top with a white chocolate Baileys ganache to give them a boozy boost. They'd make a lovely treat to enjoy while watching the fireworks.
Fill your pockets with our perfect cookies – soft and chewy in the middle with a perfectly crisp outside. Packed with oozing dark chocolate and topped with sea salt flakes, these quick cookies will keep kids entertained on the way to the local bonfire.