Schermer Pecans make a lovely gift in themselves, but these healthy, flavorful nuts have endless uses in recipes, from sweet to savory. Plus, they are easy and fun to make! Why not take advantage of a cold weekend day to round up the kids, put on an apron, and dive into an afternoon of baking? Cue the Christmas tunes and a batch of hot cocoa, and you've got yourself a picture-perfect holiday afternoon.

Pecan Pie Bars

Baking a Pie is an ambitious task, and unless you have all the time in the world, making them as gifts is a serious undertaking. These pecan pie bars pack all the goodness of a homemade pecan pie into easy-to-make batches that can then be wrapped up and gifted. We love this recipe from The Girl Who Ate everything.

Pecan Pie Bars:

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Granola

There's nothing like a good homemade granola, and this recipe combines two of our favorite things: pecans and pumpkin. This granola is super easy to whip up and tie in little festive bags to give to everyone from your mail man to your children's teachers. Keep this recipe on you, because everyone will be asking for it! Thank you for the inspiration Edible Perspective.