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 //

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!

These easy Pecan Chewies make a delicious dessert or snack! Made with pecans, brown sugar, and butter, these make a delicious treat anytime! //

Pecan Chewies Recipe

These easy Pecan Chewies make a delicious dessert or snack! Made with pecans, brown sugar, and butter, this recipe makes a perfect treat anytime!
5 from 3 votes

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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 24 bars
Course Dessert
Calories: 424kcal
Serving Size 1g
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone


  • 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.

Nutrition 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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25 Comments Leave a comment or review

      1. Hi Denise,
        You can use any other nut if you don’t like pecans. If you don’t like nuts, you can omit them and replace with chocolate chips. Hope you enjoy!

    1. I love pecan recipes like this but I often find them to be overly sweet, overpowering the other ingredients. There is a large amount of sugar in this recipe. Of course this is a matter of preference but I am wondering if anyone has tried reducing the sugar in this recipe and if so how they found the results?

  1. I read the post, drooled over the photo, and got busy baking. These are so good; thanks for the great recipe!

    Jennifer in Montreal

    p.s. The self-rising flour recipe worked like a charm!

  2. Thank You for giving step by step instructions along with the pictures! I’m more of a visual type of person so comparing what yours looked like and what was in front of me was tremendously helpful! Oh and not having a bunch of stuff to wash after was a huge plus!! My husband LOVES this recipe! I am happy to say this is now my new favorite bake ahead go to dessert!!!

  3. I used to make these for my daddy when I was younger and living at home. He thought they were so good. Seeing the recipe again on here makes me think about daddy all over again. I will start making these cookies again because I do remember how good they were. I just have to buy my pecans tomorrow. Can’t wait !!!!

    You always have the most delicious recipes on here…I look forward to seeing them each time.
    Thanks, Faye

  4. There is no measurement to the ingredients that is needed for the recipe. I see what’s needed but no measurements please help not see it on line

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