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This Toffee Chocolate Pecan Pie is about to make you forget any other type of pecan pie even exists. When it comes to a simple southern chocolate pecan pie recipe, this is it! 

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Table of Contents
  1. Best Chocolate Pecan Pie
  2. Ingredients in Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie
  3. How to make Chocolate Pecan Pie 
  4. How to Serve Pecan Pie 
  5. Expert Pie Tips
  6. Toffee Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

Best Chocolate Pecan Pie

Keep in mind that this easy chocolate pecan pie is delicious on its own – but loading it up with homemade ice cream sounds pretty darn good, too! Once I have one piece of this delicious dessert, I literally obsess over the anticipation of my next slice. (And it’s always on my recipe menu for Thanksgiving and Christmas!) 

ingredients in pecan pie with words over them

Ingredients in Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

  • Pie crust – Use my recipe or buy a refrigerated or frozen crust.
  • Eggs – a must in any pecan pie. They create the custard-like filling.
  • Corn Syrup – I prefer dark corn syrup but light corn syrup may be substituted.
  • Granulated sugar – You can substitute brown sugar if you prefer.
  • Salt – important because it cuts through the sweetness making the pie the perfect amount of sweet.
  • Unsalted butter – melted
  • Chocolate chips – semi-sweet or milk
  • Toffee bits – Bits o’ Brickle or the kind with chocolate, either is fine
  • Pecan halves – the most important part of the pie!

How to make Chocolate Pecan Pie 

  • Whisk the ingredients: Whisk eggs, corn syrup, sugar, salt, and melted butter together.
  • Prepare the pie crust: Place pie crust in 9-inch pie plate. Sprinkle the chocolate and toffee chips on the bottom. Sprinkle the pecans over the top of the chocolate and toffee.
  • Pour filling over the top. Let it sit for a minute so the pecans can rise to the top.
  • Bake: Place pie in the 450°F oven and bake for 10 minutes. Then reduce heat to 350°F for another 40-45 minutes.
circular pecan pie with toffee baked in

How to Serve Pecan Pie 

This pecan and chocolate pie is so easy to serve! Once the pie starts to cool down, you can then cut the pecan pie with chocolate into slices. 

Do not try to cut into the pie BEFORE it cools, or it will be messy – and might not hold its shape.

Make sure to top your piece of pie with homemade whipped cream or ice cream! 

Expert Pie Tips

  • Use a pie crust shield to protect the edges of your pie crust from burning. Don’t have a shield? Use strips of foil.
  • Semi-homemade pie crust works – use the refrigerated or frozen kind for this pie if you don’t want to make it from scratch.
slice of pecan pie with toffee in it on a white plate

FAQs

Do you need to refrigerate chocolate pecan pie?

Nope, chocolate pecan pies don’t have to be kept in the fridge. I do think that they stay fresher that way, but it’s totally up to you. 

Can you make white chocolate pecan pie?

Yes, you can! You can change up the flavor of the chocolate to easily change up the taste.

How to know when pecan pie is done baking?

The top of the pecans on the pie is going to start darkening in color. You’ll also want to take the pie out of the oven and shake it carefully. It should have a slight jiggle to it, but not a lot. 

How to make sure the bottom crust is baked through?

Don’t skip the bake at 425°F step – this is what makes sure that the bottom crust gets fully baked.

Can I make this bourbon pecan pie?

You can also add bourbon to this pie recipe – just a tablespoon is great.

How to keep pecans from burning in pecan pie?

Make sure you add the pecans to the pie crust before pouring in the filling. The pecans will float to the top of the pie and be covered in the gooey filling, which will keep them from burning. Also make sure they’re in one level layer – none sticking up.

Can you freeze this pie?

Yes you can make ahead and freeze the entire pie, or you can freeze leftovers. Just be sure to wrap it well or place in an airtight container, it will last for up to 2 months.

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slice of pecan pie with toffee in it on a white plate

Toffee Chocolate Pecan Pie

4.93 from 41 votes
Chocolate Pecan Pie is better with toffee bits – use a homemade crust or one from the store. This pie is so easy.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 10 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 recipe pie crust , from a package of two or from scratch
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup (237ml) dark corn syrup (Karo)
  • cup (67g) granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter , melted
  • 1 cup (170g) chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk)
  • ½ cup (75g) toffee bits (Bits o’ Brickle or the kind with chocolate, either is fine)
  • 1 ¾ cups (210g) pecan halves

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Place your pie crust in your pie plate (recipe is written for a 9” pie plate) and crimp edges as desired. Chill until filling is ready and oven is preheated.
  • Whisk eggs, corn syrup, sugar, salt, and melted butter together.
  • Remove pie shell from refrigerator. Sprinkle the chocolate and toffee chips on the bottom. Sprinkle the pecans over the top of the chocolate and toffee. Pour filling over the top. Let it sit for a minute so the pecans can rise to the top. You want to be sure the pecans are totally coated in the liquid so they don't burn.
  • Place pie on a cookie sheet for baking to catch any spillage. Cover edges with a pie crust shield or foil.
  • Place pie in the 450°F oven and bake for 10 minutes. Then reduce heat to 350°F and bake for an additional 40-50 minutes or until the pie is puffed, only slightly jiggly, and is a bit cracked around the edges.
  • Cool pie completely before cutting. Store pie covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Pie can be frozen for up to 3 months.

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Recipe Notes

  • Don’t skip the 450° baking step – this ensures the bottom crust gets done all the way.
  • Make sure all the pecans get coated in the gooey filling mixture so they don’t burn (that’s why we place them at the bottom and let them float to the top). The pecans need to be put on top the chocolate/toffee because otherwise the chocolate will weigh them down.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 359IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Dorothy Kern
Keyword pecan pie

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Last Updated on November 18, 2022

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  1. Very nice version of a Pecan Pie. Next time I’ll add more toffee chips and a bit less chocolate, but that’s my preference. Excellent pie.

  2. I made this recipe,it really did not have much of a toffee flavor. I think next time I will use less chocolate morsels and increase the toffee, next time I bake this pie 🥧 recipe.

  3. I made this last week. It was amazing, only thing was that it didn’t set up all the way. I thought it was set up but when i cut into it was a little liquidy still. Any tips on how to get it all the way set up?

    1. I’m sorry Lee! When you took it out of the oven was it just slightly jiggly in the center? How long did you let it cool? I like to let it chill in the refrigerator even, then for sure it’s set. If I want it served warm, I usually warm it after slicing.

  4. I totally hear you on the neighbors thing. I’ve tried knocking on one neighbor’s door two different nights this week with a batch of cookies (because you know us baking bloggers, always trying to get rid of one thing to start on the next). They have a frosted window right next to the door, and both times, I watched the person’s shadow walk to the door, peer through the peephole, and walk away. I’m NOT a solicitor; I’m trying to give you cookies!! I’m sure if you showed up on your neighbors’ porches with your amazing pie and invited them to a progressive dinner, you’d get a resounding, “YES!!” 🙂

    1. Ugh how annoying! Once I tried to deliver mail that was mis-delivered to a neighbor down the street. I could HEAR them talking, I heard the doorbell, the dog barked. NOTHING. So annoying. Thanks for reading Amy!

      1. Oh my gosh, that’s the worst! Especially when you’re trying to be a kind neighbor. Hopefully that was a story from the past and they don’t live on your current street!