Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

I love pecan pie especially this time of year. (Okay, any time of year.) But when you want to take it to the next level, this is the pie you want.  When we were on the Big Island of Hawaii, there was a place called Mac Pie that had basically this pie but with macadamia nuts and the chocolate chip version was our absolute favorite.  Because it has dark chocolate, that has flavinoids which I think qualifies it as healthy by modern standards.  You might want to fact check that one.

The dark chocolate cuts the rich, sweet pecan pie filling to give a bit of a custard chocolate chip cookie taste.  We may have gone through a few “quality control” pieces…we did it for you, ya know.

You’re welcome.

Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie
Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time:
1 hour, 5 minutes
Total Time:
1 hour, 10 minutes
  • 1 9 inch single pie crust, unbaked
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/3 cups light OR dark corn syrup (I prefer dark for the slight molasses kick)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halved
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Using a store bought or my favorite Easy Homemade Pie Crust, roll it out into a pie plate/tin, poke holes with a fork around the bottom and sides and bake for 10-14 minutes until just set, not brown. When it's done, reduce oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Melt butter in the microwave for 20-30 seconds and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the corn syrup, brown sugar, eggs, butter, salt, vanilla and flour and mix well until the sugar is mostly dissolved. Add in chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  5. If you are doing a design on top (as shown in the video), place them in a circular pattern on top of the filling once it's in the pie crust. If you aren't particular, then go ahead and add the pecans to the filling, stir and then add to the pie crust.
  6. Tent the pie with foil.
  7. Because the filling is runny, put the pie crust on a cookie sheet to help transport it to the oven with no spills.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees covered with the foil. Then uncovered for an additional 15 minutes.
  9. If at the end of an hour, the pie isn't set (a slight jiggle of the cookie sheet will tell you if it's still liquid or like Jell-o in the middle) then continue to let it bake, checking at 3-5 minute intervals.
  10. If the pecans start getting too brown, put the foil back on until it's set. The video will show you the "jiggle" you're looking for. 😉
  11. Allow to cool completely to room temperature before cutting or you will have a runny mess. 60-90 minutes.

Best to prepare the day before you need it, if possible to keep the oven free and make sure it's set. Can be stored covered at room temperature for 2 days for peak taste. (It won't last that long.)

Nutrition information
Serving Size: 6-8 servings

Use my favorite Easy Homemade Pie Crust for this recipe.  You won’t regret it!

The video shows you how to bring it all together and what the recipe should look like in different stages.

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I'm a long time cook/baker that makes food centric recipe videos to help the novice cook or welcome a seasoned cook that wants to focus on the food. I'm passionate about both Christmas and cooking. Once my baking gene gets activated in September, I want to bake all the things. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and come on into my kitchen!


  1. I made a very similar pie myself. I just love the addition of chocolate with the pecan pie; somehow even though it’s chocolaty I do feel like it’s not as sweet as a traditional pecan pie. I love mine warmed up with just a bit of cool whip on top; yum!

    1. I think so too! The dark chocolate cuts that richness nicely and you’re a girl after my own heart with it warmed up and Cool Whip! 🙂

  2. This looks luscious rich and perfect for the holidays. Having both chocolate and pecans in the same pie make it look extra good and so festive. It looks delicious.

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