The original recipe called these “Pecan Chewies”, but really, I’m from Canada and I had no idea what “chewies” were. They’re basically blondies, hence my changing of the name. But, these are darn good.So easy to make, all you need is one bowl and a 9×13 pan with some parchment paper. Everything gets thrown into the same bowl, baked up, and voila, we have some tasty pecan treats.I found the original recipe here, and they did not disappoint. They are soft and chewy on the inside, and slightly crisper around the edges. Everything you want in a cookie bar. I feel like they would also be even more delicious with the addition of chocolate chips, but that’s my inner chocoholic speaking.Either way, bring the South into your kitchen with these bars!
Yield: Approx. 24 bars, depending on cut size
1 c. butter, melted
2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. pecans, toasted and chopped
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 9×13 inch pan with parchment paper. Set aside.In a large bowl, whisk together the butter and brown sugar until well combined. Add the eggs and vanilla, and mix well.Add the flour, baking powder, and pecans, and mix again, making sure there are no white streaks or lumps in the batter.Pour mixture into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown.Remove from the oven, and cool completely on a wire rack before lifting out of the pan and cutting into bars.