Emma Willard’s Chinese Chews
a recipe from the Emma Willard cafeteria circa 1975, and ever since…



½ c. butter
1 c. flour
½ c. brown sugar


1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
¼ t. baking soda
2 T. all-purpose flour, heaping
¾ c. pecans, chopped
1 c. shredded coconut, sweetened
½ c. chocolate chips, tossed with 1 t. flour (chips are optional)

Pinch of salt


1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 9×9 baking pan and set aside.
2. Cream together butter, flour and brown sugar. Press into the bottom of the baking pan and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
3. Cream together sugar and eggs. Then add baking soda, salt and flour. Stir to combine. Finally, add pecans, coconut and chocolate chips. Stirring gently with a wooden spoon, mix until everything is combined.
4. Pour Chew mixture on top of the cool crust and return to the oven. Bake for 25-28 minutes, or until crust has formed and is golden brown.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

Sometimes I am just in the mood for a sweet dessert and this one always fits the bill. If you don’t want chocolate chips simply omit them. Or, you could add white chocolate or butterscotch chips in their place.

Naptime Stopwatch

Preparing the batter takes about 10 minutes and the remainder of the preparation time is used for baking.

Naptime Reviews

Everyone in my family has a sweet tooth, so this was sure to please. Sometimes, when I have people over, I cut them into bit size pieces for the perfect sweet nibble.

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