BUTTER PECAN CHEWS

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20 min Prep
2 hr 35 min Total
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36 Servings

Love pecan pie? Get the same great flavor in an easy bar cookie.


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3 eggs, separated
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup chopped pecans
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan with butter.
  2. In medium bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar and butter. Press mixture in bottom of pan. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until light brown.
  3. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat egg yolks, brown sugar, vanilla and salt with electric mixer. Stir in pecans and coconut. In small bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer until foamy. Fold into egg yolk mixture.
  4. Remove partially baked crust from oven. Spread filling evenly over crust. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until deep golden brown and center is set. Sprinkle powdered sugar over bars. Cool on cooling rack. Cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
Tips
  • Lisa Chambers from Fort Ashby, WV created this recipe for a Celebrate the Season Holiday Cookie Contest.
  • "A decadent bar cookie, indicative of little pecan pies, these are truly rich and luscious. This recipe has been a family favorite for years and friends have requested an entire pan, just for themselves, as they are that good." Lisa Chambers