Coffee Pecan Chews

cindy russell

By
@camende

This is a secret family recipe so don't tell my mom I posted it. This recipe spans at least 3 generations of my family. I have no idea how old it is or who or where my grandmother got the recipe from. I do know that the recipe that my mom wrote out for me calls for butter or "oleo" and my grandmother always said that she never used anything but butter. "No matter how bad the Depression got, we always used butter, she would say". I've ONLY used butter because of this.

I usually have to explain "its like a brownie".


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Serves:

makes 24-28 squares

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
instant coffee crystals (i usually use folgers)
1 tsp
salt
4
eggs
2 c
granulated sugar
1 c
melted butter or margarine
2 tsp
vanilla
1 c
chopped pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Sift together flour, coffee, and salt. Set aside.
2
Beat eggs until foamy.
3
Gradually add sugar to the eggs and continue beating until stiff.
4
Stir in melted butter and vanilla.
5
Add dry ingredients and mix until well blended.
6
Stir in chopped pecans.
7
Pour into two greased 8 inch square pans. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees F) 30-35 minutes.
8
**My grandmother noted that butter makes them less chewy and more like a brownie**

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American