Chinese Chews

Chinese Chews Recipe

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Pamela Luckett


My parents married in 1941 and Mother found this recipe not long after they married. She said she never understood why it was called 'Chinese' Chews, but they are great. Both of my parents are gone now, but the recipe lives on. It is a family favorite - my brother still wants a pan of these as his birthday and Christmas gift from me since I am the one who makes it most like Mother did. I hope you all enjoy!


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
35 Min


  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, light
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour, sifted
  • 2
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, light
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped
  • 1 c
    coconut, shredded

How to Make Chinese Chews


  1. For the Crust:
    Mix butter and sugar until well blended. Sift in the flour until incorporated. Pat into an ungreased 8 x 8 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  2. For the Filling:
    Whip eggs with a fork or whisk until blended. Add sugar, vanilla, flour and salt and stir until blended. Add the pecans and coconut and stir to mix well. Pour and spread over the crust. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, checking at 20 minutes to see if firm on edges and still slightly loose in the middle. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Will firm as it cools.

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About Chinese Chews

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom

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