“Peanuts Roasting On an Open Fire” Gift Basket
How to make the perfect peanut-themed holiday gift
As the autumn harvest winds down and winter brings peanut season to a close, it’s that time of year again, with Jack Frost nipping at your nose. Christmas music echoes through the grocery store aisles and suddenly, it’s time to bring holiday gifts to every party you attend. If you’re a classic last-minute holiday shopper, not to fret or shiver— we’ve put together instructions for the perfect peanut-themed basket to make sure your lucky gift exchange recipient goes “nuts” over your present!
What You’ll Need:
- Gift basket, tin, or tray
- Orange and yellow cellophane filler, straw, or tissue paper
- Hampton Farms In-Shell Flavored Variety Pack
- Tin of Peanut Butter Cookies
- Any Hampton Farms Nut Butter
- Any Hampton Farms Chocolate Covered snacks (we recommend Chocolate Covered Peanut Brittle!)
How to Make Your Perfect Peanut Gift Basket
First, you’ll want to “build your fire” in the gift basket, tin, or tray. Empty and combine both the orange and yellow cellophane fillers to fill the basket. Mix them up untidily to give the appearance of a scorching fire perfect for roasting (or boiling) peanuts.
Next, situate your assorted peanut gifts in a neatly presented fashion. Place your tin of newly made peanut butter cookies in the center, as it’s likely the largest item in the gift basket. Be sure to check out our delicious Hampton Farms Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies recipe. Nestle the peanut packages from your Hampton Farms In-Shell Variety Pack on the borders of the basket to provide enclosure and balance, but save one for the final step. Fill in the remaining space with your Hampton Farms Nut Butters and Chocolate Covered snacks of your choice.
Finally, pop open that last bag from your In-Shell Variety Pack and scatter the in-shell peanuts around to fill in any open “flames.” These work well as added decoration, padding, or a quick snack for the lucky recipient of your gift basket.
Fun Optional Additions
If you still have time to spare, spruce up your gift by adding peanut-themed decorations to your basket. Our DIY Activities provide video tutorials on how to make snowmen, reindeer, or Santa Clause ornaments using peanuts in a shell. These cute additions are the perfect complements to complete your “Peanuts Roasting On an Open Fire” gift basket.
Hampton Farms has been delivering the freshest, highest-quality peanuts from seed to shelf since 1917. Our business is family-owned and operated, and we are committed to producing the finest peanut-based snacks and services with integrity, honesty, and the pride of American farmers. Whether you’re hosting family members from out of town, heading to a gift exchange, or need ideas for your holiday party at work, Hampton Farms nuts are the perfect treat.