Disclosure: This post sponsored by Imperial Sugar. All opinions are 100% my own.
Who doesn't love receiving gifts of food? I'll take food all day long, and that seems to be one of the most popular gifts for the holidays. I've got a gift for you that even kids can help make: pumpkin spiced pecans in painted pumpkin jars! This idea is from Dixie Crystals Kids in the Kitchen and it's SO cute. It makes the perfect gift idea for teachers, friends, neighbors, grandparents . . . anyone who appreciates a delicious spiced nut in a seasonal jar (raises hand).
So where is the Mod Podge you ask? You're going to use your favorite Mod Podge formula to seal the jars. That way the paint lasts and you can reuse them. I recommend Hard Coat or Dishwasher Safe – or even Sparkle if you want to give your project a seasonal flair.
The spiced pecans are very easy to make – you'll simply pour ingredients into a slow cooker or a pot on the stove. Kids can definitely help with that part, and of course they can paint the little pumpkin jars and then seal them with decoupage medium. Here's how you'll make these awesome food gifts!
Pumpkin Spiced Pecans in Pumpkin Jars
Gather These Supplies
Ingredients for Pecans
- 1 pound pecan halves
- 1/3 cup Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons butter
Supplies for Pumpkin Jars
- Small lidded glass jars (I got mine at Michaels)
- Orange acrylic paint
- Green acrylic paint
- Green or orange ribbon or chenille stems
- Mod Podge Hard Coat or Dishwasher Safe (optional)
Get the FULL tutorial for pumpkin spiced pecans in painted pumpkin jars on Dixie Crystals Kids in the Kitchen site HERE!
Full Disclosure: Imperial Sugar provided me compensation in exchange for this post. I only feature products on this blog that I have tried and love. All opinions are 100% my own, and honest!