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Mason Jar Food Gift Ideas: Candied Pecans

December 05, 2020 2 min read

Mason jar gift - candied pecans

It only takes six ingredients to make candied pecans — which are a thoughtful and delicious gift for coworkers, teachers, neighbors and anyone else on your list.

They can be used in salads, put on top of vanilla ice cream or eaten straight out of the jar. 

The complete recipe for our delicious yet simple candied pecans is below. If you're looking for a complete list of mason jar gift ideas, check them out here.

Candied Pecans Edible Food Gift Recipe

This homemade, courtesy of Taste of Home, takes less than an hour to make, including baking time. Here’s what you’ll need:

2 ¾ Cups pecan halves (you can also use almonds)
2 Tablespoons butter, softened, divided
1 Cup sugar
½ Cup water
½ Teaspoon salt
½ Teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Full printable recipe below.

Mason Jar Christmas Gifts

Now that you’ve got your pecans, you’ll want to make them look even merrier in a decorated Mason jar. Attach a "handmade" gift tag and put a round sticker on the top of the jar labelled “Candied Pecans”. These templates are designed to be used with Avery 2" x 2" round stickers (for wide mouth jars) and 1.5" x 1.5" round stickers (regular mouth jars).

"Handmade" Printable Round Sticker Templates - For use with Avery 2" x 2" round stickers (for wide mouth jars) and 1.5" x 1.5" round stickers (regular mouth jars).

To make your gift extra special, use JarJackets to “wrap” your Mason jar. Sure, they look cute, but they also protect the glass from bumps and slips. And when the pecans are all gone, the Mason jar and JarJackets make the perfect combo for taking coffee, a smoothie or even your lunch on the road with you. Even better, JarJackets are dishwasher and microwave safe — and 100 percent non-toxic and made from earth-friendly materials.


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