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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!
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.
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.
Add your melted butter, granulated and brown sugars, and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl.
Beat together with an electric mixer until well combined. Then, mix in your eggs.
Mix in your self-rising flour.
Mix until smooth.
Stir in your chopped pecans.
Spread the batter into your prepared baking dish.
Making sure to spread to the edges.
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.
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.
Then, use a sharp knife and cut the Pecan Chewies into 16 – 24 bars, depending on your preference.
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!
Here’s my Pecan Chewies Recipe. I hope you love them as much as we do!
Pecan Chewies Recipe
- 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.
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Excellent recipe. Very easy to put together and the texture and flavor were perfect. I will definitely make these again.
Thanks, Elcee. I’m so glad you liked these pecan chewies.
These are easy and absolutely delicious. They quickly became a standard at our house.
I’m glad you and your family love these chewies, Victoria. Thanks!
Beautiful recipe, easy, and tasty.
So glad you loved these cookies, Linda. Thanks!
Delicious and easy! Great recipe. Froze half of them for another treat!
Thanks, Deb. That’s great that you can enjoy these chewies later.
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?
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.
Great recipe. Thanks for sharing. I love chewies.
Thanks, Janetha. I’m glad you love these.
Can you replace pecans with walnuts
You can use walnuts if you prefer, Sheila. I hope you enjoy!
These are excellent and I will make again.
These are a big hit at our house! I have made them with pecans and also with walnuts & chocolate chips.
Delicious!!Save recipe and will be using it for future baking adventures 😋😋