Charleston Wine + Food

Recipe provided by: Rashaunda Grant, The Carolina Cookery

Rashaunda will be baking these Charleston Chewies live on IGTV as part of Charleston Wine + Food “Bite-Sized.” Gather the ingredients, review the recipe, and tune in live on Tuesday, March 16 at 8:00 PM.

If New York has cheesecake and New Orleans has beignets, then Charleston has Chewies. While they may be hard to find on most restaurant menus, I can assure they are a shining star at many Lowcountry family gatherings, picnics, and bake sales. This recipe is so easy + delicious, I’m sure your family will enjoy them just as much as mine.


12 servings


1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup light brown sugar

2 eggs

2 cups self-rising flour

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

1/4 tsp kosher salt

Baking spray (or 1 tbsp each of butter and flour)

Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees

2. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick baking spray or butter and flour

3. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar until smooth and well-mixed

4. Add eggs one at a time and the vanilla

5. Stir in flour until smooth

6. Add toasted pecans and salt

7. Spread mixture evenly into a 9×13 baking dish

8. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown

9. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares

10. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!

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