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Chocolate Pretzel Pecan Pie

Husband, my father, and my brothers very much enjoy themselves a Pecan Pie.  You know, the million cups of corn syrup with a bit of butter, brown sugar, and pecans all mixed in and baked?  Yes…what may be a toothache to someone is a delicious holiday treat to another.  Wanting to “kick it up a notch” I found this delightful recipe and gave it a go.  The addition of the pretzels and chocolate definitely took it to a new level and gave it more “girth” so the syrupiness (yes, I do believe I just created that word) is not as prevalent.

I have only tried one bite, because according to Danielle I probably should not post something that has not been tested.  Having to agree with her point, I took a bite and I have to say it is quite delicious.  I placed plastic wrap over the rest of the piece and have it ready for Husband when he comes in from school.  I’m certain he would be glad to finish it.

If you are looking for something to create, that is not difficult and delicious, this is for you.  And for those of us in the Northeast, when the flakes are flying and piling up tomorrow…perhaps this can be your means of passing time.  🙂


Form your crust into a 9-in pie plate.  Feel free to use homemade or store bought.  Confession: this is a store bought crust.  I needed to make up time somewhere…so this was it. 🙂 Once your crust is formed, place in the fridge until you are ready to add the filling and bake.


Whisk together the eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.



Add your pecans, broken pretzels, and chocolate chips. Fold these items in and then spoon into the prepared pie crust.


Bake the pie at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes has passed, place foil over the entire pie and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.  Until the filling is puffed.  (I baked mine for 15 minutes.)


Allow your pie to cool.  Once cooled…feel free to slice, serve, and enjoy!


It really wasn’t as sweet as I thought it was going to be.  I do believe the pretzels help with this.  I hope you are very excited for the upcoming holiday.  The hustle and bustle has started in this home.  A snow packed Saturday is forecasted for tomorrow and Husband and I could not be more excited.  Have a wonderful weekend!!


Chocolate Pretzel Pecan Pie

1 pie crust
2 large eggs
1 cup light corn syrup
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp of cinnamon (I threw in a bit more)1/4 tsp salt
2 cups pecans
3/4 cup pretzels (after being broken)
3/4 cup chocolate chip (bitter or semi sweet)

Step 1 : Fit your pie crust to your 9 in pie plate.  Place in refrigerator until ready to fill and bake.

Step 2 : Whisk eggs, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt together

Step 3: Add your pecans, pretzels, and chocolate chips to previous mixture.  Spoon into prepared crust

Step 4: Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Step 5: Cover entire pie with foil and bake an additional 15-20 minutes.  Filling will be puffed and center just set.

Step 6: Cool, slice, serve, enjoy!

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