Bonfire Night Food with Printable Recipes

Parkin sat on a board with gold sparklers lit on top of it, surrounded by autumnal leaves and printable recipe cards

It’s official – leaves are turning, the clocks have gone back and it’s that time of the year where most of our thoughts are about snuggling up in a blanket!

The one thing that can get us out of our cosy cocoons is a good old fashioned fireworks night celebration, preferably with some comforting bonfire night food. These recipes are perfect for throwing your own bonfire night party at home, or you can take a treat along to your local fireworks display.

Sparklin’ Parkin

Homemade parkin on a plate with a recipe card next to it, sparklers in the top and a selection of autumn leaves in the background


200g butter

1 large egg

4 tbsp milk

200g golden syrup

85g treacle

85g light soft brown sugar

100g medium oatmeal

250g self-raising flour

1tbsp ground ginger

How To:

  1. Preheat your oven to 160°c/140°c fan/gas mark 3
  2. Butter and line a deep square 22cm cake tin
  3. Beat egg and milk together with a fork
  4. Melt treacle, sugar, syrup and butter in a large pan
  5. When sugar is dissolved, remove from heat
  6. Mix together oatmeal, flour and ginger in a separate bowl
  7. Add oatmeal mix to syrup and mix
  8. Add egg and milk and mix
  9. Pour into a tin and bake for 50-60 mins 
  10. Check that it’s crusty on top
  11. Cool in the tin before wrapping in parchment paper and tin foil for storage
  12. Pop a few sparklers in to really make a splash!

Download the free printable recipe card here for the Sparklin’ Parkin and Treasonous Treacle Toffee

Treasonous Treacle Toffee


350g softened salted butter

200g black treacle

425g dark brown sugar

397g can of condensed milk

How To:

  1. Line a 25 x 30cm baking dish with buttered greaseproof paper
  2. Gently melt all the ingredients in a large saucepan, stirring occasionally
  3. When the mix is smooth and sugar is dissolved, increase heat, stirring
  4. When it reaches 130°c, pour into the baking dish
  5. Leave for 10 minutes, then place in the fridge
  6. Once set, use a rolling pin or toffee hammer to break it up

Download and print this recipe along with the Sparklin’ Parkin

Sweet & Smoky Woooosh Wedges


2 sweet potatoes

1 tsp smoked paprika

Olive oil

How To:

  1. Preheat your own to 200°c/180°c fan/gas mark 6
  2. Wash and scrub your potatoes
  3. Cut the potatoes in half longways, then again, then again until you have 8 wedges
  4. Put the wedges in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika
  5. Drizzle oil then toss everything together to coat
  6. Spread out on a large baking tray and cook for 35-40 minutes

Sweet potatoes on a chopping board next to a free printable recipe card for how to make smoky sweet potato wedges

Download the printable bonfire night sweet potato wedges recipe here and get a bonus roasted pumpkin soup card!

Roasted Pumpkin Plot Soup


4 cups cubed pumpkin flesh

3 peeled and sliced carrots

2 chunked leeks

1 onion in wedges

2 chopped celery sticks

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp smoked paprika

1 pint veg stock

Salt & pepper

How To:

  1. Add all the vegetables to a roasting tin, drizzle with olive oil, smoked paprika, salt and pepper, tossing everything together
  2. Roast for 20-25 minutes
  3. Add the tray’s contents to a blender and blitz while you pour the veg stock in
  4. Stop when you reach your desired consistency
  5. Heat again in a pan to serve

The printable recipe card for the nefarious pumpkin plot soup also contains the recipe for sweet potato wedges!

Roasted pumpkin soup in a white bowl on a board with a printable recipe card for bonfire night food next to it

Guy’s Grilled Corn


4 ears of corn

3 tbsp melted butter

1 finely minced garlic clove

Red pepper flakes

115g sweet chili sauce

2 limes worth of juice

Salt & pepper

Fresh coriander

How To:

  1. Mix the butter, garlic, sweet chili, pepper flakes and lime juice in a bowl
  2. Season with salt and pepper
  3. Grill the corn, on a barbecue or under the grill
  4. Baste with the butter mix every now and then
  5. Cook for 10-15 minutes (more if wrapped in foil on a fire)
  6. Take off the heat and garnish with more butter
  7. Sprinkle some coriander on top and enjoy

Get your printable recipe card for delicious grilled corn right here.

Printed recipe cards for bonfire night food

If you’re not already planning a trip to the shop for ingredients, you might want to stick around as we’ve got a few more bonfire night food ideas for you!

For a bonfire night party, you can’t go wrong with staples like hot dogs, toffee apples and cheesy potato skins. We’ve got recipes for these (except the hot dogs – we’re sure you can work that one out!) as well as inspiration for some warming drinks at the Bonfire Night Party Food Ideas blog.

Or you could head to our Bonfire Night Party Ideas post which has more snacky suggestions, or if you’re staying inside we’ve got a recipe to make s’mores in the microwave!