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 by NancyC, adapted from Southern Bite
Makes a 9 x 13″ pan
- 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.
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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