Here's How to Feed a Crowd for the Holidays

Are you feeding a crowd this holiday season? Here at the National Peanut Board we have plenty of festive recipe ideas for you to try—from morning ‘til night—that are sure to please everyone who comes by. Here’s some peanut recipes designed to serve groups of eight or more.

Starting the Day

Whether you’re inviting friends for brunch or serving breakfast to overnight guests, a morning meal can be one of the easiest of the day. Plan to make the dish ahead of time or keep foods warm in the oven. These French toast roll-ups are a way to feed a favorite to a crowd and keep some warm in the oven for late arrivals.

Or try this peanut butter banana bread. This classic to have on hand makes two loaves giving about 32 slices.

Shareables, Snacks and Apps

Sharing dishes works well when feeding large numbers. Make a large dip, hummus, or charcuterie and let everyone help themselves.

A dipping sauce is a must-have since it works great for vegetables, fruits, breads and crackers. Make a large batch of our kid-approved Thai dipping sauce. Great flavor for all generations!

For an appetizer try this peanut butter ball.

For a lunch on the go, try savory peanut chicken stuffed buns.

Dinner is Served

Make our Peanut Butter Chicken for a relaxing family movie or game night. This crowd-pleasing recipe can be prepped ahead of time and kept warm in the oven until everyone’s ready. It’s a great dinner to have on hand after a long day of travel for guests.

Nothing feeds a crowd like a good stew or chili. Here’s our favorite.

And for your vegan (or not) guests, here’s one that’s sure to be a hit.

The Sweet Stuff

Go big or go home with our Ginormous Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. This show-stopping treat saves time and creates an impact with one big peanut butter cup for a crowd.

Think bars!

Combine fun and flavor with peanut butter and jelly cake pops. This recipe makes 24.

Finally, this peanut butter pumpkin trifle can be made vegan and gluten free, and it yields a lot.

We hope your holidays are filled with all the people and the food you love. The more the merrier!

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