A southern style bar cookie loaded with brown sugar and pecans. Relax in the afternoon and chew on some of these.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F ( 200 degrees C ). Grease a 15x10x1 inch jellyroll pan.

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  • In a heavy saucepan combine the sugar and eggs. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, stir in the flour, salt, vanilla, and pecans.

  • Spoon mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool and cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

204.8 calories; 3.4 g protein; 36.3 g carbohydrates; 41.3 mg cholesterol; 87.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2003
I needed a quick recipe and pulled this one up from my recipe files. To my surprise it was fantastic. I urge everyone to try it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/16/2011
i've got a bit of a sweet tooth and i was a little disappointed that these weren't sweeter. more of a bread less of a cookie bar. Very easy though and pretty good. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2003
I needed a quick recipe and pulled this one up from my recipe files. To my surprise it was fantastic. I urge everyone to try it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2003
I'm a sugar and sweets lover and it's the kind of snacks I like. Easy to fix not that much dishwashing (just one pan) and keeps well. Try it I'm almost sure you'll like it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2004
These are easy to make and surprisingly yummy. When they first came out of the oven I thought they were only kind of chewy. Ten minutes later I could see why they were considered "chew" bread. If you love brown sugar you'll love these. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2004
Very easy to make. They taste good. Excellent recipe to make when you need something quick. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2011
i've got a bit of a sweet tooth and i was a little disappointed that these weren't sweeter. more of a bread less of a cookie bar. Very easy though and pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2009
Bread is definitely chewy. I goofed when measuring brown sugar which comes in a 2 lb bag. Instead of using 1 pound (2 cups) I used 1 cup - really made a difference. Next time I'll use 2 cups from the 2 lb bag. NOTE: rather than cook sugar and eggs in heavy saucepan I used double boiler - no chance of burning mix if you don't stir all the time. P.S. bread is filling. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2010
My husband and I just moved South from Ohio and I stumbled across chew bread at a local cafe/ bakery... having never heard of it before I decided to try it out and enjoyed it so much that I searched for this recipe. It was somewhat messy and a little bit too sweet but its a new Southern treat for us to enjoy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2011
These were easy and delicious. I made them for our Christmas party at work and my family loved them. I was shocked to see that I had some left to bring to the party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2017
Have been making this recipe as is for 20 plus years. It is over 100 years old. Someone always wants the recipe. Read More
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