Brown Sugar Chewies

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Brown Sugar Chewies Brown Sugar Chewies Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 9 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Easy

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confectioners’ sugar for dusting
1/4   chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1   beaten egg
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup butter





Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch square pan with vegetable oil cooking spray. 

In a small saucepan, melt the butter.  Turn off the heat, add the brown sugar and stir until smooth.  Stir in the egg.  Stir together the flour and baking powder and stir into the brown sugar mixture.  Add the vanilla and pecans.  Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.  When cool, dust the top with a sifting of confectioners’ sugar. 

Show: Paula's Home Cooking/Paula Deen and Friends cookbook pg. 116
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I was at my accountant's office the other day when her pastor came in & said his wife had made us some goodies. we quickly opened the box and there were the best chewies I have ever eaten ! I came home and decided to see if I could find a recipe for them and I found this one, THANK YOU SO MUCH !!! they are AWESOME !!! thank you so much for sharing your gift !

By Molly on April 16, 2013


I love this dish and then i made it again and added 1 teaspoon of almond and it was to die for thanks for the recipe.

By katie on November 04, 2012


For some reason mine turned out really dry and crispy like a cracker. I didn't add any pecans because I didn't have any at home with me. I think the thing I did wrong was I used a 9x12 inch pan because that was my smallest one. I will try it again with either a smaller pan or I'd have to leave it in the oven for 10 minutes instead of 20 minutes.

By Bea on April 28, 2012


My grandmother bell used to make these but she called it jew bread. I made a batch and absolutely loved them. Takes me back to the good ole days of being at my grandmas house.

By carole bell kelly on February 26, 2012


i have just made these and they smell reallllly good! I cant wait to have one and share with my husband he loves brown sugar right out of the bag! Thanks Paula for sharing smile

By Angie Cripps on October 22, 2011


sooooooooooooooooooo gooooooood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By hannah banaszak on September 11, 2011


I was looking for a simple recipe to make something with the things I already had in my house. This was perfect! It didnt call for anything crazy and the result was fantastic. I thought maybe they would be too sweet but they are just right! And soooo simple to make!!

By mindy on February 05, 2011


I am addicted to these. Soooooooooooooooooooooo good. I have been looking for a recipe for chewies to try and this is the first one I tried and do not need to look anywhere else. Everyone during the holidays gobbled these up. Very cheap and easy to make.

By Jamie Black on January 14, 2011


I made this recipe after visiting Sugardaddies in Columbus, Ohio. They have gourmet bar cookies and I loved the ones with a blondie-type base and salted nuts sprinkled on the top. So I used Paula's Brown Sugar Chewies recipe and added Heath bar chips into the batter, and topped the batter with: salted whole almonds, salted whole cashews and raw chopped pecans. I used a triple batch for a 11" by 17" jelly roll pan. They were incredible!

By Anonymous on October 06, 2010


the chewies were so good. I can put it to you this way, There was a bake off at myjob and there were 22 entries and I won and now everyone at my job wants me to make it for them. So delicious

By Anonymous on June 30, 2010


May 17, 2010 5 stars /super delicious and so easy to make. It's a keeper! Thanks Paula, M.C.

By Anonymous on May 18, 2010


My friend has been making these for years and I've always asked her to make more! They are so delicious. I wasn't surprised when she let me know it was a Paula Deen recipe!

By Anonymous on April 09, 2010


Wow, I didn't expect them to be this good!! Soft and chewy and so so yummy, Thank you Paula, my husband will love this recipe(and he's hard to please).

By tonya027 on December 17, 2009


I watched Paula make this on TV last week so I thought I'd make it tonight for a quick after dinner treat. This recipe is quick, easy and yummy!! Make sure you serve it warm with a dallop of ice cream...yummmmalicious!!!

By jan_is_cooking on June 01, 2009


I saw Paula cook this on her TV show last week. I decided to give it a go tonight as a quick after dinner treat for my husband. He loved it!! This receipe is fast, easy and tasty!! Make sure you put a dollop to ice cream and serve warm!!! Yumalicious!!!!

By jan_is_cooking on June 01, 2009


I make this for my friend that in allergic to chocolate

By joy521 on February 26, 2009

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