Don't you love it when you find a recipe that you absolutely love? It can be the most simple recipe, with ingredients you have in your fridge and pantry, but it just knocks your socks off!
That is exactly what happened when I made Pecan Chewies from my newest cookbook "South Your Mouth", authored by one of my best blog buddies, Mandy Rivers, who blogs over at South Your Mouth! These bars knocked my socks off! My parents dropped by shortly after the bars had cooled, and pretty much knocked their socks off too! Being Mandy is from South Carolina, I thought it was appropriate to use my special stash of South Carolina pecans that my friend Missy has me supplied with! I honestly would not change one thing about this recipe, they were perfectly buttery, nutty, delicious!
The other super cool thing going on? I get to giveaway one of these cookbooks to one lucky reader! I am so excited to share this cookbook with you. I LOVE Mandy's recipes. Her name is so common in our house, you would think she was a neighbor. Truckin' Man will ask what's for dinner... my answer "Potato Goulash". He will raise an eyebrow at that and I tell him not to worry, "It's one of Mandy's recipe's". Once he knows it's her recipes, he asks no further questions!
Mandy is a mom on the move, so she has lots of family friendly recipes. I have yet to find her use an ingredient that I can't easily find, and livin' where I live, shopping can sometimes be a challenge!
Contest is over. Congrats to Marilyn!
Pecan Chewies (Source: South Your Mouth)
1 cup Butter, melted
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan. Set aside.
In large bowl, cream together melted butter (cooled back to room temp), sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla with mixer until smooth and creamy.
In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Mixing until completely combined. Stir in pecans, mixing until they are evenly distributed through batter.
Spread batter evenly into prepared pan, and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until set in the middle. Once cooled, cut into bars and store in airtight container.
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