Today’s Gluten-Free Chewy Pecan Squares would make a terrific addition to your holiday cookie tray! They are sweet, nutty, and delightfully chewy—as promised.
The surprising thing about this recipe is that it is made from just a handful of ingredients and does not include any butter or oil. In fact, because of the latter factor I was not even sure that I was going to share these Chewy Pecan Squares with you all—at first.
I did not even take photos until there were only four squares left. Four squares that were haphazardly cut, I will add.
And the photos I’m sharing may not be blog worthy. But here they are anyway because I think you can still see how good these Gluten-Free Chewy Pecan Squares are and I know you all will want this recipe.
And you will want it now! Not when I re-make the recipe again down the road and take some better photos.
As far as no butter or oil being included in this recipe, I concluded that the fat from the pecans provides all that is needed to make this recipe work.
The true test of the goodness of these Gluten-Free Chewy Pecan Squares was that eating one led to eating another. Even after I decided I was “done” with them, they kept calling my name.
So, it’s best to make these when you have some helpers around!
These Gluten-Free Chewy Pecan Squares are another recipe that I made from one of my old gluten-full cookbooks, the same church cookbook these Flourless Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroons were adapted from.
For today’s recipe, I simply subbed in my Two-Ingredient Gluten-Free Flour Mix for the gluten-full flour. My mix does not include xanthan gum and I did not need to add any for this recipe but if your gluten-free flour mix includes xanthan gum, it should still work just fine for this recipe.
I also halved the recipe and used an 8 x 8 baking pan because the original recipe called for an odd-sized, rather large pan and made a lot of squares.
I’m pleased with my changes and I will definitely be adding this recipe to my still-in-progress third part of my series 30 Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies You’ll Want To Make Right Now! Until that collection is posted, you’ll want to make these gluten-free Chewy Pecan Squares.
If you need more Christmas cookies immediately, be sure to check out my original Christmas cookie recipe roundup, 30 Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies You’ll Want To Make Right Now, and the follow-up collection, 30 More Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies You’ll Want To Make Right Now.)
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