Grandma's Chew Bread


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


servings 205 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 205 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.3g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 88 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F ( 200 degrees C ). Grease a 15x10x1 inch jellyroll pan.
  2. 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.
  3. Spoon mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool and cut into squares.
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  1. 15 Ratings


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.

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.

Very easy to make. They taste good. Excellent recipe to make when you need something quick.

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....

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.

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 s...

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 f...

LOVE this recipe just hits the right spot the only thing I changed was added a stick of butter :) and YUM YUM YUM

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.