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Chef Kevin Belton's Pecan Chewies

Chef has a real treat with a brownie-like dessert that features pecans and brown sugar.

NEW ORLEANS —

Pecan Chewies

ingredients

  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees. 
  • Prepare a 9 X 13 pan by spraying with a non-stick cooking spray or by greasing and flouring.
  • Mix melted butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  • Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix well.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and pecans to the butter and sugar and mix until there are no white streaks left of flour left. Make sure and scrape the sides of the bowl often.
  • Pour mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  • Place into the preheated oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool before cutting into bars.

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