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Chewy Pecan Bars

A friend from Texas gave me this recipe years ago. Because it's so easy to make, I've relied on it quite often.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • Spread butter evenly in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. In a large bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar and vanilla until blended. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to egg mixture until well blended. Stir in pecans.
  • Spread into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until browned. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 120 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Linda Penrose
    Nov 14, 2016

    Very Good! Easy to make. Everyone loves it.

  • linkatt
    Feb 27, 2015

    FABULOUS!!! This recipe used to be on, glad I found it again. Nice not to have the 'goo' around pecans for a change.

  • Eleanor Gingerich
    Oct 3, 2008


  • Mike
    Oct 22, 2006

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