Pecan Chewies

Pecan Chewies @ NancyC

What’s thick, rich, chewy, and buttery with lots of pecan chunks baked in? Pecan Chewies, that’s what. I saw a recipe for these bars over at Southern Bite, and just had to try them. They look like blondies, but they’re much chewier…and so yummy!

The buttery taste in these chewies really won me over and now they’re a new favorite treat of mine. They are easy to make and you mix the batter by hand, so no electric mixer is needed. I added extra pecans in my batter and really liked how they turned out. They’re a great snack or dessert for fall–add a scoop of ice cream on top and a drizzle of caramel if you really want to make these fancy!

Pecan Chewies

  • Servings: 20-28 bars
  • Difficulty: easy
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PECAN CHEWIES by NancyC, adapted from Southern Bite

Makes a 9 x 13″ pan                               Pecan Chewies @ NancyC

  • 2 sticks butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar,  firmly packed
  • 2 eggs,  well beaten
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 300˚F. Grease and flour a 9 x 13″ pan or line with parchment paper; set aside.

In large bowl, add melted butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar; blend well by hand.

Add beaten eggs and vanilla stirring well, then add flour, baking powder, and salt, stirring until all lumps are gone.

Fold in chopped pecans, stirring until blended, then spread batter evenly into prepared 9 x 13″ pan.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown and set in the middle (be careful not to over-bake–if you do, the bars will not be as chewy as they should be). Let cool completely, then cut into bars.

Recipe from NancyC |

Brown sugar and pecans are two ingredients I use a lot in my fall baking, so no wonder I love these bars! Have you made Pecan Chewies before?

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59 thoughts on “Pecan Chewies

  1. Misty

    These look amazing and I agree with the comment above.. a drizzle of caramel and vanilla icecream. Ok my mouth is watering! Thank you for sharing, Misty


  2. Pam Mc

    Although these came out perfectly golden and chewy, I found there to be a slight bitter aftertaste. I think it was the 2 teaspoons of vanilla. I’m going with 1 next time. Thanks for the recipe!


  3. Max

    Just came across this recipe~good good I love Pinterest!! They are deliciously chewy and just oh so ah-mazing. Made a few minor adjustments to suit my tastes.


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  5. Christina

    This is one of the best desserts I have ever made! Very buttery, nice hint of salt, and perfectly chewy! Can’t wait to make these again!


  6. Jeanne

    I make something nearly identical, except I use all dark brown sugar and salted butter so I don’t add additional salt. I also use 1/4 t of baking soda.


  7. jotavia anderson

    Hi Nancy, I’m definitely going to try. I discovered about 5 years ago my body has problems with gluten and dairy products. Can you please recommend a substitute for gluten and dairy products to make your delicious recipe. A family member is in the process of making this recipe as is and loves it thus far.

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    1. nancyc Post author

      Hi Jotavia, I don’t eat gluten free myself, so I’m not sure what the best substitutes would be! You could try googling “best gluten-free and dairy -free substitutes for baking” and I’m sure you’d find some good substitutes that way!



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