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People use pecans in all kinds of ways in the kitchen. Sprinkled over salads, desserts or a main dish, they are delish. Some people like to nosh on raw pecans! Salted or sweetened, pecans are a tasty and filling snack.
Pecans are also rich in healthy fats – which make them perfect for a smooth and creamy nut butter.
No matter how you choose to enjoy them, pecans are loaded with all kinds of nutritional perks. Hearty pecans are:
Here’s one of our favorite pecan recipes. Bake up a batch of these tasty cookies and enjoy! They even make a great gift.
Get ready to give the sweetest (and saltiest) gift of all time. Here’s what you'll need: four baggies, colorful ribbon, scissors and your dry ingredients.
Begin by adding the sugar into the first baggie (½ cup granulated sugar and ½ cup packed brown sugar).
Next, mix together 1½ cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of baking soda and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Add this mixture to your second baggie.
In the last two baggies, add ½ cup of chopped pecans and 3 tablespoons of semisweet chocolate chips.
Tie the four baggies together with colorful ribbons and you have a giftable Pecan Bar Cookie Kit.
Attach our tag with the recipe instructions. Just make sure the receiver doesn’t have any allergies.
Originally published 11/17/2016; Revised 2021
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