Pecan Pie Muffin Mix : Holiday Gift Mixes Continue!

These pecan pie muffins have been a huge hit on Southern Plate. I’ve had so many readers email me singing their praises that I thought they’d make the ideal gift mix for the holidays! For this packaging, I went for a more “retail” type look and had a good bit of fun making the tags! On the backside your recipient will find instructions on how to use the mix to make their own delicious pecan pie muffins!

If you’d like to see the original tutorial and recipe on how to make the muffins themselves, please visit this link.

You’ll need: Plain flour, brown sugar, and chopped pecans.

Place all three ingredients in a bowl.

Stir it up until well mixed.

For this tutorial, I chose to place mine in quart sized freezer bags. You can package it like I am doing or use one of the packaging ideas from my other mix tutorials (I have links to them at the bottom of this post for your convenience), or come up with your own of course!

Look at this photo if you wanted one more reason why NOT to buy name brand. The Ziploc brand bag won’t work for this packaging idea because they have way too much writing on their bag for us to be able to hide it. The bag on the left is the cheapest, a store brand. Its going to work just fine.

Print off your handy dandy bag headers which can be found here.

(Don’t worry, part of the tag is supposed to be upside down..)

Trim those up and separate the sheet into two pieces.

Fold over the top of your bag and tape that down.

Once you have your two headers cut apart, crease them and fold them, then place them face down and put insert the top of your bag into the fold. What I did was let the front of my tag hang down longer than the back. The back has all of the instructions on how to use the mix. Isn’t that handy?

I was going to staple my header onto the bag but I couldn’t find my stapler. :) So instead I just taped the top of the bag on the inside of the header and then used tape to secure it on the outside as well. You can use either method, I kinda like it better with the tape now that I see it that way.

See, here is where I folded the back down and taped it to the bag…

Then I turned it over and put a little tape at the bottom on the front, too. All ready for gift giving!

Pecan Pie Muffin Mix

Pecan Pie Muffin Mix

Ingredients

  • 1 C chopped pecans
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C plain flour

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients and stir until well mixed.
  2. Place in zipper sealed bag and attach header with instructions, which can be found here.
http://www.southernplate.com/2008/11/pecan-pie-muffin-mix-holiday-gift-mixes-continue.html

See my other great Holiday Gift Ideas!

ALL mixes include printable tags with instructions!

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Gratefully,

Christy

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Comments

  1. Bev says

    I’ve already made the muffins. This gift mix is going to go over so well with so many people. The first one is for my new daughter in law who is starting to learn how to cook. Actually, since she is still a student, my son will probably get the opportunity (grins) to create these himself. I always told him he would be glad some day when he had to cook himself. He told me in college that they just went out to eat, ordered pizza or lived on Top Ramen. He said he didn’t even need to know how to cook. Then he got married! Now he has to cook all the time!

  2. says

    what is absolutely hilarious to me is that my yankee french canadian grandmother used to make these and called them my great grandmas southern muffins (she was from arkansas)…………

    GO FIGURE……….

    these are super for bake sales!

  3. CathyA says

    I love the idea of making these mixes for gift giving. I do have a request though. Is it possible to get the tags without the Christmas graphic? I would love to make these for gifts for other gift giving opportunities and the Christmas graphic makes that impossible.

    Thanks, Cathy

    • says

      Hey Cathy!
      Much as I would love to make all occasion tags, I just don’t have the time. It is on “the list” though!

      In the meantime, you are welcome to print out mine as a guide and make your own using Word or Publisher- or your favorite program.
      Gratefully,
      Christy

      ~goes back to writing, cooking, posting, writing book, planning TV segments, doing laundry and newspaper columns, cleaning house and squeezing in time toove on my wonderful kids that are growing tooooo fast!~

  4. Claire says

    Christy, Thanks so much for posting (and re-posting) this! You have saved a busy working mom (me!) with this and your Chocolate Gravy mix. I just finished making 25 of each gift mix for friends, co-workers, and (northern) family members. I tested a batch for myself, of course…wonderful!!!

  5. Candy says

    Thank you so much Christy! Makes up in a jiffy, and everyone in my office was thrilled to receive them! Home made goodness in a bag….what a great gift idea! Even the novice cooks can melt margarine and whip 2 eggs!

    • says

      Hi Jean!! I sure can, there are several links in the post itself that directs you to the instructions page in case you need it again, but here ya go: Instructions:
      Melt 1/2 Cup butter or margarine. In separate bowl, beat two eggs until foamy. Stir together
      eggs and butter and add dry ingredients, stir until just moistened. Place baking cups in muffin
      pans and coat with baking spray, or coat muffin pans heavily with spray. Spoon batter into cups,
      filling 2/3’s full. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until done. Remove from pans immediately.
      Yields: 9 Muffins

  6. Tess says

    I gave this mix for a friend’s birthday. She loves pecan pie but her husband doesn’t. I told her these are the next best thing. She made them as soon as she got home and said they were absolutely delicious.
    These make a wonderful gift any time of the year!

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