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Grandma's Chew Bread Recipe

Grandma's Chew Bread

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"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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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 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.


16 Ratings

Sep 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.

Jun 23, 2004

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

Jan 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.

Jan 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.

Dec 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.

Aug 17, 2015

Really tasty. Never had anything quite like it. I preferred it cold.. it seemed chewier. Next time I think I'd add more nuts


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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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