Y’all, these are seriously one of my most favorite desserts. Now, I know I say that a lot, but I’m serious with this one. This is one of the first things Heather ever made for me when we were dating and they’ve had a special place in my heart ever since then – not just because of the sentimental connection, but also because they’re absolutely amazing!
If you love the butterscotch-y, caramel-y flavors of blondies, these things are going to blow your mind. And they’re so easy! It’s one of my classic dump and stir recipes. And though they might take a little while in the oven, you can whip these up super quickly.
They’re perfect for those nights when you realize you need to send something sweet to work or school the next day. And once they taste them, they’ll think you slaved for hours over these babies. Y’all enjoy!
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 300°F and lightly spray a 13×9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Melt butter, add sugars, and blend well by hand. Add beaten eggs, stir well. Add flour and stir until all lumps are gone. Add pecans and vanilla. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
- Bake approximately 40 to 50 minutes being cautious not to over cook. They will still be jiggly in the middle.
The best! My husband has asked me to make them several times. Thank you!
This is one of my favorite recipes, so I love hearing that!
I made two pans of pecan chewies and froze them (baked first). Absolutely yummy. I did like the way they cooked in a metal pan better than a glass pan. Can’t wait to serve and also add to my Christmas cookie gift boxes. Merry Christmas.
The pan does make a bit of a difference. Glad to hear they turned out great for you! Merry Christmas!
Thank you, Southernbite, for another phenomenal recipe. Made these for our ladies time of fellowship at our church and they were a hit!!!! So many people where like who made these…they are so good!!!! Thank you…I’ve been making many of your recipes and you knock them outta the park – you are awesome!!
Thank you so much, Theresa! Glad to hear everyone enjoyed the chewies!
Jo An Real
Just got them out of my oven. It was cold here in Tennessee. So having the oven on and the smell in here is just delicious. This will be made again. Can’t wait to cut them.
Let me know how you like them!
They are delicious and easy to make
Thanks so much, Sandra!
This is definitely one of my go-to recipes! So glad you love them too!
I made these for my Seniors Bible Study group this morning and they were a big hit! I got more compliments than usual. I cut them small and they ate almost all of them.
I am so glad they loved them!
Love the new website. I’ll be making these chewies soon.
Thank you so much!
Going to try these for sure…my daughter makes pecan fudge and I’m trying your chewies to maybe cook some as Christmas gifts
That’s a great idea! They are always requested at holiday gatherings!
This is one of the recipes, or one very similar, that my mother made as I was growing up. It was a favorite of mine and later one of my daughter’s favorites. Mother died at age 99 without our ever writing the recipe. My daughter and I searched for a long time to find a similar recipe. I believe this is it. Can’t wait to send it to her. Thanks, Stacy.
Thank you so much Harriet!
Love the website. The Pecan Chewies are one of my favorite desserts. Every time I take them to a potluck or get together everyone wants the recipe. They are so good! I’m trying the peanut version soon.
Let us know how you like the peanut recipe!
I too just love the new website, great job !! easy to find things and navigate
well done !!
Sue, this was our main goal! Thank you so much for the compliment. So many people are using the site on their cellphones and we wanted to greatly improve the mobile site!
Richard in Southeast North Carolina
OMG, you’re gonna put me into a Diabetic coma! These look absolutely divine. Is there anything I can use to cut down on the added sugars?
Richard, I am sorry but I do not have a lot of experience with sugar substitutes in stores.
This is the same recipe my mother used to make for us when we were growing up. She called them “Golden Bars” and had gotten the recipe from her grandmother. The only difference was they used plain flour. So simple but oh so good!
Debbie! Thanks so much for the high praise!!
Love your new format, now I can print your recipes with no trouble !! Thanks, have been following you for years…can remember when I submitted an okra fritter recipe that you liked years ago. Congratulations on all your success.
Thanks so much for that recipe and we are so glad that the website is more easily accessible for you!
Wow I love your new site Stacey! Much easier on the eyes and to navigate. 🙂
Thanks so much Aileen!
So buttery! I made this for my sweet momma who loves pecans. She was impressed for sure.
I’m so glad she enjoyed them!
Since it’s just me and I don’t share well, if I want to make a half batch in 8×8 pan, how long should they bake?
If I had to guess I would say 30-35 minutes.
What an incredible recipe! I am saving it to my HEIRLOOM Recipe file. I’ve not had something like this before and it is to DIE FOR! The buttery flavor…the chunks of nuts… I’m going to try Sherri’s suggestion about leaving some of the nuts whole! That sounds perfect! How did I miss having these before in my life! Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention!
Awesome! I’m so glad I could help create another Pecan Chewy lover!
So good and so easy! The perfect combination. I baked it in two non-stick square pans for about 30 minutes. One to keep and one to freeze. My husband said it’s better than pecan pie.
Wonderful! I’m so glad to hear y’all enjoyed them!
I love these so much! We used sliced almonds because those are easier to find, but my goodness, they are SO GOOD!!!
Awesome! So glad to hear you enjoyed them!!
I love your recipes,, they are all so simple. I’m almost out of white sugar, could I use more brown sugar in this recipe? Do you think they would still turn out ok?
Thanks, Candy! You can, but the texture might be a bit different. Enjoy!
I want to make these to take to a family get-together, but will have to make them at least a couple of days ahead. How long do you think these would stay fresh?
I would recommend no more than 2 days in advance. One day would be even better.
I made these today. They are tasty, but my batter was very thick and I used exact measurements in the recipe. The top did not turn out crackly and they did not jiggle at all. I could not pour the batter into the pan, I had to spread it. Wonder why the batter was so we thick?
This does make for a thick batter. Various things like using too much flour or the degree to which your butter is softened will all change that. Regardless, I’m glad they were tasty!
I may get exiled from the South for saying this, but I don’t think I’m going to make pecan pie any more! As my husband noted, this captures all the elements that are so attractive about the pie: crunchy, chewy, buttery, sweet, pecan-y! And this was so much easier! Virtual high five!!!!
Virtual high five right back at you! Thanks so much, Caroline! I’m tickled to hear you enjoyed these!
I printed out this recipe probably 2012 or so and for whatever reason, didn’t get around to making it right away. I ran across it this past week and gave it a try. I chopped my pecans and then put in too much but it didn’t matter – they were great! The edges are the best. Thanks!!
So glad to hear you finally tried them! Aren’t they great!?
Is there such a thing as too many pecans? LOL
I say absolutely not!! 🙂
How do I give these 10 stars, lol? I made these over the weekend for my son’s family, and we all went wild over them! I think there were a half dozen left, and they were sent home with them because I couldn’t be trusted alone with all that deliciousness. This recipe is out of the ballpark……goes together fast and easy and is completely addictive! Thanks, Stacy.
Thank you SO much, Louise! I love this recipe dearly, but feel like it often gets overlooked. I’m so glad you guys enjoyed it so much!!
I made these over the weekend and they received great reviews. Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe.
I am SO glad they turned out great for you, Patsy! They one of my most favorite desserts!
Followed the recipe exactly. Set the timer for 40 minutes; at 35 minutes they were raising nicely, at 40 they had fallen 🙁 Even bought self rising flour since I didn’t have any. They were a little greasy, but good. Don’t think I would make them again unless someone can answer me what may have happened 🙁
Congrats! That’s exactly what should happen! It’s kinda like making brownie – they rise up, then collapse into chewy, gooey perfection!
Stacey,I love your recipes. I have made a few of the salads to take to church dinner. Always a hit. I haven’t made the pecan cheques.,but I have made the Apple Cheques.Man I man!!They are out of this world. Will definitely be making these as soon as I get more pecans. I buy them from Sam’s Club,in 2# bags. Fabulous recipe. Like the new look of the web site. Thanks for your bright outlook on life and all the good food. Keep it coming
Thank you so much Charleen! Maybe I should look into getting pecans from Sam’s Club as well!
How can you use regular flour?
Try this… https://southernbite.com/turn-all-purpose-flour-into-self-rising-flour/
I made these added Caramel bits and chocolate chips!! They were awesome!!!
Sounds great! Glad you enjoyed them!!
Have you ever added chocolate chips to this? Either way, these sound amazing and I can’t wait to fix some!!
I haven’t, but I can’t imagine that being a bad thing!
This is a wonderful recipe. My grandmother gave me a recipe from a 1950’s cookbook, for a bar very similar to this one. They are called Chewy Noels. Here is the recipe in case you’d like to try it??
2 Tbsps Butter
1 c packed brown sugar
5 Tbsps flour
1/8 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c nuts
Powdered sugar for dusting bars.
Melt butter in square baking pan. In a bowl, mix sugar and eggs; add in other ingredients except powdered sugar.
Mix then pour over butter. Bake 20 minutes on 350 degrees. Do nut overbake, center should still be soft (or jiggly like you instructed). Cut into small squares and dust with powdered sugar.
I’ve had so many people think they taste like chocolate, even though there isn’t any in them.
Thanks for sharing, Darlene! These sound great!
Baked these tonight and they are delicious! Sticking with this recipe. A taste of comfort and home. Thank you!
There’s a reason it’s one of my favorites! So glad y’all enjoyed them!
Sounds delicious! I will try this over the weekend. 2 cups of sugar? It’s not to sweet?
Hope you’ll enjoy them! It’s dessert!
How many does one batch make?
It really depends on how you cut them. A 9×13 can be cut into 12 big pieces or as many as 40 little pieces.
I stumbled onto your pecan chewies recipe when I googled Chewies to order pet food. Am so glad I did.. sounds so yummy. my pecans are chopped and ready to be turned into chewies as soon as it cools down tonite to turn the oven on.
also gonna try your chocolate gravy.
Chopped pecans (or cashews) are easier to enjoy with dentures.
I sure hope they turned out great for you!
I toasted the pecans and added a handful of dried cranberries . The cakes are irresistible , one batch is not enough . Thank you so much for this great recipe
Do you think walnuts would be good instead of pecans? Love pecans but none on hand.
It is excellent with walnuts. I have tried them and I love them. I’d rather use walnuts instead of pecans!
Have you tried freezing them?
I haven’t. They usually don’t last long enough around here. 🙂
These look so delicious and remind me of a Chewy Cake Recipe my Aunt made! I love all the flavors of the pecans and buttery yumminess in this! Can’t wait to try this recipe!
Hope you’ll love it!
These look so yummy! I love pecans so we will definitely need to try them.
Thanks! Hope you love them!
My sweet mother in law gave me this recipe shortly before my husband and I were married. It is one of his favorite treats and making them always scores BIG points for me! The only thing I do differently is to slightly toast the pecans and allow them to cool before adding to the batter. It just adds another dimension of deliciousness to an already decadent dessert! I also chop some of the pecans and leave others halved. It provides a little surprise in every bite. Thanks, Stacey! Love your blog and all the recipes you share!
Thanks Sherri! If I’m feeling especially industrious, I’ll toast some too.
Is the oven temp correct? Seems very low
I have made these several times at the 300° temp and they turn out perfectly every time.
Thanks! I started out at 300 but bumped it up to 350 because it was taking forever. Guess it’s just my oven :/
Yes, it takes 40 to 50 minutes. They won’t seem done all the way – still a little jiggly.
Could you add butterscotch bites instead of pecans. I like pecans but, I cannot eat them sometimes. Thanks
Oh my, can’t wait to try these, and I love that these are all ingredients that I already keep on hand.
These Pecan Chewies are the best and SO easy to make!! I had forgotten about them until your facebook post today. Looks like I’ll be making them tonight!
So glad you love them as much as we do!
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Silly question, should the pecans be chopped up? I’ve never cooked/baked with pecans before (except to make pralines!), but this recipe intrigues me for some reason and I really want to give it a try!
The original recipe calls for whole pecans but I chop them up some times, it’s up to you.
Here’s a recipe I’ve had for many, many years. It is so close to yours.
4 eggs, beaten
1 box light brown sugar
Melt this together in double boiler. When melted, remove from heat and add the vanilla
1 t. vanilla
2 C. Self Rising Flour
2 C. Pecans chopped
Add all together and bake in 13″X9″ pan at 300 degrees 40-45 minutes. Different ovens vary; just keep an eye on it. It will crack on top, but that’s natural.
Notice there is no butter, or any kind of fat except the small amount in the eggs.
My aunt makes these for me only addition is she sprinkles with powdered sugar. AMAZING!!!
O.M. GEE!!!!! These things are DELICIOUS! My husband and I ate half the pan this afternoon. Good lord have mercy! Went exactly by the recipe, wouldn’t change a thing. These things are a must try!
They are totally addictive! They don’t last very long at our house either. Glad y’all enjoyed them!
I made these today. OMG …. I gotta get them out if the house. They are scrumptious. I could make myself sick eating them.
I know the feeling! So glad you liked them, Shay!
I have the exact recipe but it calls for 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Have you ever baked these with cinnamon? It’s really delicious. Will have to try it without cinnamon for a change.
Thank you for all the great recipes, hints, tricks and secrets. I love reading your blogs/posts too! 🙂
You’re so welcome, Shay! I have tried them with cinnamon and they are delicious! It’s a great way to completely change the flavor.
Someone said they made a caramel icing. Could you share the recipe?
Scrumptious, melt-in-your mouth favorite…who could resist!
Thanks so much, Bonnie!
What is the nutrition values? Am I missing this somewhere?
Sorry, Carol. That’s not something that I calculate for my recipes. There’s often a lot fo variance between products and brands, I’d much rather folks track it themselves with the ingredients they have on hand. You’re welcome to jump over to some of the site like MyFitnessPal.com and they have option of adding in the ingredients to get a rough estimate.
I found a recipe similar to this but it called for 4 eggs instead of 2, and it was called “cornbread cake”. To me it tasted more like a blondie, and that’s what we named it when I made it this morning at the bakery I bake for lol! It was just too confusing to call it by its given name! The front of house openers looked at me like I had two heads when I told them it was “cornbread”. Bless their hearts.
oh, oh my!! 🙂
OMG, my grandmother used to make this for me and my sisters every summer when we came to spend our summer vacation with her.
These are the best! It was even tastier because Stacey made them! I will serve on any committee necessary to eat these tasty treats! Hopefully I will have time to make my own this weekend, probably not as good as stacey’s but I’ll give it my best shot!
I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Hopefully yours will turn out just as tasty!
I made these the other night, but I only made half a batch. I though a full batch would be way too much for just me and the husband. WRONG! I should have made a full batch…they are addicting! Now I need to make more!
I know exacly how you feel! One batch is usually not even enough for us.
I make these too. Sometimes I make a caramel icing to put on them. Makes them even better.
How great would a couple of these be right now!!!!