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Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie


6 hours
Skill Level
1 pie

Thanks to HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips and crunchy pecans, this Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe is a must-taste. Use a store-bought crust to save time and savor the homemade taste of this nutty and sweet dessert. Garnish your stunning Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie with a strawberry or raspberry for that perfect final touch of tartness and color. Try this version at Thanksgiving and wow pie fans everywhere.  Fudgy chocolate and crunchy pecans are a match made in dessert heaven. Next up? These Brownie Caramel Pecan Bars.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
10 minutes
Bake Time
1 hour 7 minutes
Cool Time
4 hours


  • 1
    pie crust (9-inch), unbaked
  • 1-1/2 cups
    pecan halves or pieces
  • 1 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup
    butter (1/2 stick), softened
  • 1/3 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 3
  • 1/3 cup
    dark corn syrup
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
aluminum foi aluminum foil
pie pan pie pan
mixing bowl mixing bowl
bowl bowl
mixer mixer
measuring cups measuring cups
wire rack wire rack

Heat oven to 350°F. Prick bottom and sides of pie crust with fork. Press heavy-duty aluminum foil onto bottom and around side of pie crust; fill with uncooked rice or beans. Bake 10 minutes; remove foil and rice. Bake additional 7 minutes or until pale golden brown. Cool on wire rack.


Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Stir together chocolate chips, pecans and flour in medium bowl; set aside.


Garnish each serving with sweetened whipped cream, toasted pecans and additional chocolate chips.

Beat butter and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in corn syrup, vanilla and salt, beating just until blended. (Mixture may look curdled). Stir in pecan mixture. Pour mixture into baked pie crust.


Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until outer edges of pie are set and a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out with just melted chocolate. Center will still be jiggly. Cool completely on wire rack. Cover; store up to 2 days at room temperature or if storing longer, refrigerate. 

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