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Slow-Cooker Beef Chilli Recipe with Easy Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread

Best Bonfire Night food

Published: October 23, 2020 at 3:25 pm

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 spiked hot chocolate

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 ideas

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Wild boar sausage toad in the hole

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.

Toad in The Hole Recipe With Wild Boar Sausages

Mac ’n’ cheese with ham and pickled onions

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.

Mac and Cheese with Ham Recipe

Giant cheese-stuffed Mexican meatballs

Dark chocolate and dried ancho chillies add richness and heat to this indulgent meatball bake. Serve for a Bonfire Night feast with friends!

Giant Cheesy Mexican Meatballs Recipe with Rice

Bonfire Night Catherine Wheel sausages

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.

Catherine Wheel Sausage Recipe with Celeriac Mash

Slow-cooker chilli with jalapeño cheddar cornbread

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...

Slow-Cooker Beef Chilli Recipe with Easy Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread

Pig cheek goulash

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.

Pork Goulash Recipe with Pig Cheeks

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.

Sticky sausage baps with beer-braised onions

Everyone loves those little sticky cocktail sausages you get at parties – so here is a super-size version in a soft bap.

Easy Sausage Bap Recipe with Caramelised Onions

Sweet potato melts with rosemary, garlic and chilli

Top your baked sweet potatoes with gruyère, cheddar and rosemary for a comforting winter warmer.

Sweet Potato Jacket Potato Recipe with Rosemary, Garlic and Chilli

Creamy pumpkin soup with blue cheese and sage toasties

Serve this in big mugs with fat fingers of melty cheese toasties for dipping.

Creamy Pumpkin Soup Recipe with Blue Cheese Toasties

Green chilli cheese toasties

Turn the heat up on Bonfire Night with one of our this melting, oozing cheesy toasties, spiked with chilli. Even more toastie recipes here...

Chilli Cheese Toastie Recipe

4 quick and easy camembert toppers

Having a Bonfire Night feast? We've jazz up baked camemberts with some quick and easy toppings, a great way to feed hungry guests.

Easy Baked Camembert Recipes

Mozzarella dippers with spicy dipping sauce

These cheesy dippers are a perfect nibble to squirrel away for when you have friends round over fireworks season.

Mozzarella sticks

Cod dogs with tomato and dill relish and harissa lime mayo

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.

Hot Dogs Recipe with Cod

Korean chilli-cheese fries

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.

Korean Cheese Fries Recipe

Bonfire Night desserts

Make one of our comforting Bonfire Night puddings for a warming way to end your savoury feast.

Bonfire Night cake

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.

OTT chocolate s’mores cake

Spiced toffee apple and ginger 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.

Toffee Apple Tray Bake Recipe with Ginger

Whisky caramel and banana self-saucing pudding

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. More boozy bake recipes here.

Caramel Self-Saucing Pudding Recipe with Bananas and Whisky

Old-school apple crumble

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.

Apple Crumble Recipe

S’mores chocolate and salted caramel pots

Here the classic US campfire snack of toasted marshmallow and chocolate squished between two biscuits is reworked to create an elegant layered dessert.

Chocolate Pot Recipe with Salted Caramel

Ginger sticky toffee pudding

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!

Ginger Sticky Toffee Pudding served on individual small grey plates with pots of cream for pouring

Teurgoule (rice pudding)

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.

Teurgoule Recipe (Traditional Rice Pudding)

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.

Luxury hot chocolate with mix ’n’ match toppings

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.

Luxury Hot Chocolate Recipe

Mulled beer

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.

Mulled Beer Recipe

Campfire cocktail

This sweet and smokey Bonfire Night-inspired cocktail is a great boozy way to heat up on a cold November night!

Bourbon Cocktail Recipe

Spiked hot chocolate

A comforting, boozy hot chocolate is the perfect treat to warm up with when your outside enjoying fireworks with friends!

Spiked hot chocolate

Mulled tea punch

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.

Hibiscus Tea Punch Recipe
Mulled tea punch

Blackberry whisky

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.

Blackberry Whisky Recipe

Mulled hot chocolate

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.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate Recipe

Bonfire Night treats

Bonfire Night sweet treats don't get better than these indulgent baking ideas, from cinder toffee to toffee apples and s'mores cake. 

Toffee apples with Bourbon and butterscotch

Indulge in these boozy sticky toffee apples this Bonfire Night for a grown-up treat.

Bourbon Butterscotch Toffee Apples

Toffee apple cake

Drizzle extra toffee or caramel sauce over this squidgy cake for an indulgent Bonfire Night treat – perfect for entertaining friends and family.

toffee apple dump cake

Baked toffee apple cheesecake

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!

Toffee Apple Cheesecake recipe

Wagon Wheel brownies

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.

Wagon Wheel Brownie

Supermalt ginger parkin

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.

Parkin Recipe with Supermalt

Chocolate chip cookies

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.

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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