Chewy Pecan Bars

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


3 dozen

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
A friend from Texas gave me this recipe years ago. Because it's so easy to make, I've relied on it quite often.


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.