8 Ways to Use Peanuts This Holiday Season

Posted on November 19, 2017

Preparing gifts for teachers, coworkers and family doesn’t have to be difficult. These recipe and craft ideas are simple and quick for those last minute needs. The best part is they all include peanuts! Grab a fresh glass of hot coco and have fun making these peanut holiday recipes for your Christmas party.

1. Crock Pot Candy

Peanuts and chocolate are a classic combination that never goes out of style. This easy candy can be made in the crock pot with just 5 minutes of prep time, it’s great for holiday parties or to give as gifts. (Recipe fromDinner at the Zoo)

2. Snowy Chocolate Pinecones

Yes, these pinecones are edible (and delicious!) Made with dry cereal and a peanut butter mixture, it’s part-healthy, part-sweet, and 100% fun. It’s a great edible craft for the kids to make this winter when the snow arrives and cabin fever sets in. No baking required—just mix and assemble. (Recipe from Handmade Charlotte)

3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Stacks

If you need a ridiculously easy, no-bake dessert for a party, holiday cookie exchange, or just have a spur of the moment craving for chocolate and peanut butter, this is a perfect recipe. Every awesome dessert quality has been rolled up into one little bite-sized bundle. They’re incredibly addictive. (Recipe from Averie Cooks)

4. Rudolph Bites

These Rudolph Bites are cute and so simple. You only need 5 ingredients to make these treats. They would be perfect as a gift or a fun treat to include at your Christmas party this year. (Recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron)

5. Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Trees

These peanut butter cup Christmas trees go together really quickly and will help you get into the holiday spirit! They’d make a great dessert or snack at a Christmas party, and can even be wrapped up to give as a gift or party favor. (Recipe from One Little Project)

6. Loaded Christmas Bark

This loaded up holiday bark is a ridiculously easy no-bake treat with Oreos, pretzels, peanuts, M&Ms, white chocolate chips, and holiday sprinkles all embedded into dark chocolate. It’s salty, sweet, and crunchy with so much texture and flavor in every bite and is perfect for cookie exchanges or impromptu holiday parties. (Recipe from Averie Cooks)

7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Biscotti

The peanut flavor in these cookies is subtle and gets stronger within a few days, but the cookies are delicious so they rarely last long enough for that to happen. They aren’t rock hard like some biscotti, so they can be eaten as is. The best way to eat this treat is dipped in coffee, or in this case, hot chocolate. (Recipe from Pretty Simple Sweet)

8. Peanut Christmas Ornaments

These Christmas ornaments are fun and easy to make. This could be a fun craft to do with the kids when they are at home stuck indoors. Give them as a gift or include them in your holiday wrapping! (Craft from One Little Project)

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