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

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Stack of three Pecan Chewies on a natural pottery plate // addapinch.com

Pecan Chewies make the perfect sweet treat or dessert. My Mama made these as we were growing up. They were always a family favorite. If you have a pecan lover in your family, they will absolutely adore these! And thankfully, they really couldn’t be much easier to make.

Pecan Chewies make a great make-ahead recipe since they can be baked, cooled, and cut into bars and then easily transported to tailgates, picnics, reunions, and more!

How to Make Pecan Chewies Recipe

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

Ingredients

Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.

  • Butter – You’ll need melted butter for this recipe. I use salted butter, but you can use unsalted butter if you prefer.
  • Sugars – This recipe uses a mixture of both granulated and brown sugar.
  • Vanilla extract – I love to use my homemade vanilla extract in my baking recipes, especially. You can also use your favorite good quality store-bought.
  • Eggs – Allow your eggs to reach room temperature for better blending into the batter.
  • Flour – This recipe uses self-rising flour.
  • Pecans – The pecans add crunch and flavor to these bars. However, you can easily substitute with another nut such as walnuts if preferred or replace with chocolate chips if you need to avoid the use of all nuts.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Preheat the oven to 300º F. Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish. I also like to line my baking dish with parchment paper at the edges of the baking dish. This lets me 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 // addapinch.com

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. // addapinch.com

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. // addapinch.com

Mix in your self-rising flour.

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

Mix until smooth.

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

Stir in your chopped pecans.

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

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. // addapinch.com

Use a spatula and make sure that the batter is spread to the edges.

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

Place into the oven and bake until the Pecan Chewies are light brown and 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.  // addapinch.com

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  // addapinch.com

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 // addapinch.com

That first one is totally irresistible and so delicious!

Recipe Variations

Nut-free Chewy Bars – Replace the pecans called for in the recipe with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or your favorite mix-ins.

Chocolate Chip Pecan Chewies – Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips to the batter when you add the pecans.

Walnut Chewies – Replace the pecans in the recipe with walnuts.

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!

Close up of stack of Pecan Chewies served on a plate // addapinch.com

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

Pecan Chewies Recipe

5 from 46 votes
These easy Pecan Chewies make a delicious dessert or snack! Made with pecans, brown sugar, and butter, this recipe makes a perfect treat anytime!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 24 bars

Ingredients 

  • 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

Instructions 

  • 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.

Nutrition

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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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96 Comments

  1. I have been reading and watching your “Add A Pinch” web site for a long time. I really like a lot of your
    recipes. I have made these Pecan Chewies several times and they are a big hit around here.
    Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful recipes with us.
    PS
    I wasn’t sure if the temperature was correct. Usually the baking temperature is about 350 degrees.
    Beverly in Mississippi

    1. Beverly, I’m thrilled that you love my recipes. The baking temperature for these bars is correct at 300ºF. I hope you enjoy!

  2. I made this recipe and they tasted really good, but unfortunately it didn’t raise very much. I made my own self raising flour. Not sure if that was my problem.

    1. Lola, these chewies won’t rise as much as a cake. They are more like chewy cookie bars.

    1. Lu, I have found that this recipe works better for me using self-rising flour. If you don’t have any, you can always make just enough for the recipe. See my post on How to Make Self-Rising Flour. Hope this helps.

  3. I’ve always made this receipe by stirring the ingredients. Does your recipe mean use a mixer to blend the ingredients together?

  4. Yummy !! I have tried this recipe several times and my family love ❤️ them . Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks, Joyce, for letting me know how much you and your family like these pecan chewies.