Get News & Updates Directly To Your Inbox
Delicious recipes, helpful cooking and nutrition tips. Find food preparation videos and "ask the dietitian!"
Find A Doctor Or Hospital In Your Network.
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 (1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup packed brown sugar).
Next, mix together 1½ cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Add this mixture to your second baggie.
In the last two baggies, add 1/2 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.
Click on the image below to print out the decorative tag for your cookie kit. Or print this nutcracker gift tag to use when you give another nutty treat.
Originally published 11/17/2016; Revised 2021
A Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association© Copyright 2021 Health Care Service Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Telligent is an operating division of Verint Americas, Inc., an independent company that provides and hosts an online community platform for blogging and access to social media for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.
File is in portable document format (PDF). To view this file, you may need to install a PDF reader program. Most PDF readers are a free download. One option is Adobe® Reader® which has a built-in screen reader. Other Adobe accessibility tools and information can be downloaded at http://access.adobe.com.