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These easy Pecan Chewies make a delicious dessert or snack! Made with pecans, brown sugar, and butter, this recipe makes a perfect treat anytime! 

Stack of three Pecan Chewies on a natural pottery plate //
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Pecan Chewies make the perfect sweet treat or dessert. My Mama made these as we were growing up and they were always a family favorite. If you have a pecan lover, they will absolutely adore these! And thankfully, they really couldn’t be much easier to make. Pecan Chewies make a great make-ahead bar recipe since they can be baked, cooled and cut into bars, and then easily transported to tailgates, picnics, reunions and more!

Pecan Chewies Recipe

Pecan Chewies are a traditional Southern treat with a slight chew as their name implies! They are made with melted butter, sugar and brown sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, self-rising flour and chopped pecans. They come together so quickly and easily and bake into a delicious, easy to enjoy treat. The melted butter and brown sugar give these Pecan Chewies a butterscotch or toffee flavor that is out of this world delicious and makes them an all-time favorite for pecan lovers, too!

How to Make Pecan Chewies Recipe

I’ve included step-by-step photographs and instructions in making these delicious bars. I think you will absolutely love them.

Ingredients measured out into glass bowls and a stainless measuring cup to make Pecan Chewies //

For this recipe, you’ll need

  • butter, melted
  • granulated sugar
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • large eggs
  • self-rising flour
  • chopped pecans

To start, preheat the oven to 300º F. Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish. I also like to line my baking dish with parchment paper large at the edges that I can easily lift the Pecan Chewies from the baking dish to finish cooling and to cut into bars. If you use the parchment, you’ll also want to butter the parchment paper.

White mixing bowl with brown and granulated sugars, melted butter and vanilla //

Add your melted butter, granulated and brown sugars, and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl.

Ingredients of brown sugar, granulated sugar, melted butter and vanilla blended in white mixing bowl with stainless electric hand mixer. //

Beat together with an electric mixer until well combined. Then, mix in your eggs.

Using electric hand mixer to mix in self-rising flour into white mixing bowl with other blended ingredients. //

Mix in your self-rising flour.

White mixing bowl and wooden handled spatula with blended batter for Pecan Chewies. //

Mix until smooth.

Chopped pecan are blended into batter with wooden handled spatula into white mixing bowl. //

Stir in your chopped pecans.

Pecan Chewies batter being poured and spread into a parchment-lined baking dish //

Spread the batter into your prepared baking dish.

Baking dish full of pecan chewies batter being spread to edges of dish with wooden handled spatula. //

Making sure to spread to the edges.

Baking dish full of Pecan Chewies batter spread and ready to go into oven for baking. //

Place into the oven and bake until the Pecan Chewies are light brown and they do not move when the baking pan is moved on the oven rack, about 45 minutes.

Pecan Chewies baked to a golden brown and cooling in baking dish on white marble counter.  //

Allow to cool in the pan. Alternately, if you used the parchment paper lining in your baking dish, allow them to cool for about 5 minutes in the pan and then carefully lift them out of the baking dish using the extended edges of the parchment paper. Place them onto a wire rack and let them cool completely.

Brown parchment paper lifted from baking pan, with golden baked Pecan Chewies cut into squares  //

Then, use a sharp knife and cut the Pecan Chewies into 16 – 24 bars, depending on your preference.

Baked Pecan Chewies cut into squares on brown parchment //

That first one is totally irresistible and so delicious!

More Delicious Dessert Bars

Dessert bars, like these chewies, are always easy favorites to make for snacks, desserts and more. I have many Bar recipes of all types that I know you’ll love. Here are a few more you may want to try soon!

Park Avenue Bars

Peanut Butter Bars

Lemon Bars

S’mores Bars

Close up of stack of Pecan Chewies served on a plate //

Here’s my Pecan Chewies Recipe. I hope you love them as much as we do!

5 from 15 votes

Pecan Chewies Recipe

Dessert 55 mins

These easy Pecan Chewies make a delicious dessert or snack! Made with pecans, brown sugar, and butter, these make a delicious treat anytime! //
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Servings 24 bars
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone
These easy Pecan Chewies make a delicious dessert or snack! Made with pecans, brown sugar, and butter, this recipe makes a perfect treat anytime!


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 300° F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Optionally, line the 9×13 baking dish with parchment long enough that the edges extend for easily lifting the Pecan Chewies from the baking dish for cooling and cutting.
  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Once melted, pour the butter into a large mixing bowl and beat together with granulated, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined. Mix in eggs until well combined, followed by the flour. Stir in the chopped pecans and pour into prepared 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Bake until the bars are light brown, about 45 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting and serving.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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Recipe Review


  1. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe. Very easy to put together and the texture and flavor were perfect. I will definitely make these again.

  2. I’d love to make this recipe but as of this writing, I don’t have self rising flour, I have bread flour. Are they the same?

    1. I’m sorry but they aren’t the same, Deb. The bread flour has much more protein which is great for making bread but not for this recipe. You can make your own self-rising flour by using this recipe from ingredients you probable have on hand: How to Make Self-Rising Flour. You will need all-purpose flour to make this. Sorry, but you shouldn’t use the bread flour to try to make the self-rising flour. Hope you enjoy the pecan chewies.

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