November 10, 2021

Gooey Chocolate Pecan Pie

This Gooey Chocolate Pecan Pie is packed with plenty of fresh pecans, chocolate chips, and made entirely without corn syrup! This pie is so easy to make and is the perfect show stopping holiday dessert!

Gooey Chocolate Pecan Pie

I’ll be honest, I’m not usually into traditional pecan pie but I am VERY into this ooey, gooey chocolate pecan pie. The combination of melty chocolate, crunchy pecans, and the most perfect gooey filling is just…HEAVEN.

This pie is perfectly sweet without the use of any corn syrup, has such a yummy flavor, and the chocolate chips just take everything to the next level. I know you will love it!

Not only is this chocolate pecan pie delicious, it’s also incredible easy to make. You can easily use a store bought pie crust or make your own and the filling comes together in just five minutes.

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pecan pie ingredients

Pecan Pie Ingredients

Butter: a little butter helps to give the pie such great flavor. I like to use unsalted butter and add my own salt to the filling.

Dark Brown Sugar: instead of corn syrup, which is traditionally used in pecan pie, this recipe uses a few different ingredients to create that gooey filling. The first ingredient is dark brown sugar.

Maple Syrup: Next, we’ll add a bit of maple syrup to the mix which helps to create the filling and gives the pie a wonderful flavor.

Full Fat Coconut Milk: Lastly, a little full fat coconut milk is used in the filling. For this recipe you’ll need canned coconut milk.

Vanilla Extract: a must-have in any good pie recipe.

Eggs: these help to bind the pie and ensure it has that gooey filling.

Chopped Pecans: I tested this recipe a few times and tried out both chopped pecans and whole pecans. I undoubtedly loved the chopped pecans over the whole. The texture of the pie was just so much better. You can buy pre-chopped pecans or chop whole pecans yourself.

Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: we don’t want this pie to be too sweet so we’re using semi-sweet chocolate chips in this recipe. You could also use a darker chocolate if you prefer the flavor.

Pie Crust: you can use a homemade pie crust or keep things even easier by using your favorite store-bought pie crust.

chopped nuts and chocolate

Ingredients Substitutions and FAQs

  • Butter – if you prefer you can use vegan butter or melted ghee for this recipe. I haven’t tested it but you could likely also use coconut oil instead of butter. Know that it will change the flavor of the pie a bit and give it a slight coconut flavor. 
  • Dark Brown Sugar – you could likely substitute coconut palm sugar for dark brown sugar in this recipe if you like and get similar results.
  • Coconut Milk – don’t have coconut milk? you can could sub half and half or almond milk.
  • Pie Crust – if you need to keep this recipe gluten free, use your favorite gluten free pie crust.

pecan pie filling being poured into crust

How Do You Make Chocolate Pecan Pie Without Corn Syrup

Step One: First, make the pecan pie filling. Add the melted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, coconut milk, and eggs to a large mixing bowl. Whisk together until everything is well combined. 

Step Two: To another mixing bowl, add the chopped pecan pieces and chocolate chips. Use a fork to mix until well combined.

Step Three: Next, pour the pecan and chocolate mixture into the pie crust.

Step Four: Pour the filling mixture evenly over the pecans and chocolate in the pie crust.

Step Five: Bake the pie, on a sheet pan, for 55-60 minutes at 350 degrees until it is set and then remove from the oven.

Step Six: Top the pie with flaky sea salt and allow the pie to cool completely for at least two hours before slicing with a sharp knife.

unbaked pie

How Do You Know When Pecan Pie Is Done?

You’ll know the pecan pie is done when the edges are set and the middle gives just a slight jiggle when tapped. The filling will continue to set as the pie cools.

How to Store and Freeze Chocolate Pecan Pie

Store: Store the pie in the fridge, either wrapped or in an air-tight container, for up to three to four days.

Freeze: You can also freeze a baked pecan pie if you like! If you are going to freeze the pie I recommend baking it a disposable pie pan so that your favorite pie pan isn’t stuck in the freezer. Once the pie is completely cool, wrap it tightly and then store in a freezer safe storage bag for up to two months.

baked pie in container

Tips and Tricks for the Best Pie

  • If the outer edges of the pie crust start to become too brown you can use a pie shield are a piece of foil to prevent them from burning.
  • There’s no need to par-bake the crust in this recipe which makes it even easier!
  • I like the way that the chocolate chips hold a bit of their shape in comparison to a chopped chocolate bar or baking chocolate. If you want a few pools of melty chocolate you can swap some of the chocolate chips for chopped chocolate.

Topping Ideas

My favorite way to top this pie first with a bit of flaky sea salt as soon as it comes out of the oven. Topping the pie with the salt when it is still warm will ensure that it sticks.

Once the pie cool, I like to slice it with a sharp knife and then top with a dollop of whipped cream and shaved chocolate for the perfect bite!

slices of pie on plate

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I hope you give this Chocolate Pecan Pie a try! It’s perfectly gooey and so delicious!

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Chocolate Pecan Pie

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 9 inch pie crust (I used Wholly Wholesome)
  • Optional: fresh whipped cream and grated chocolate for serving


  1. To make the filling, add the melted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, coconut milk, and eggs in a mixing bowl. Whisk together until well combined.
  2. To another bowl, add the pecan pieces and chocolate chips. Use a fork to mix until well combined.
  3. Next, add the pecan pieces and chocolate chips to the pie crust.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the pecans and chocolate in the pie crust.
  5. Bake the pie, on a sheet pan, for 55-60 minutes at 350 degrees until set and then remove from the oven.
  6. Top with flaky sea salt and allow the pie to cool completely for 2 hours before slicing with a sharp knife.

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Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: THE MINDFUL HAPA

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  1. This pie was so easy and delicious! I made this along with a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving for options and I liked this one more!

  2. This recipe was sooooo easy! I loved it! Love recipes that are quick to put together, made this for Thanksgiving and it was definitely a hit. I think I may have overbaked slightly as the middle wasn’t exactly gooey as described but the chocolate and pecan flavor was delicious. Thank you!!!

  3. This pie was the showstopper dessert this Thanksgiving! Every single person who ate it loved it so much and went for second helpings! The only bad part is that we only made one pie, next time I’ll have to make double the recipe!

  4. This chocolate pecan pie is SO delicious and proves how unnecessary corn syrup is. It’s perfectly gooey. I used 65% dark chocolate chips and it’s not overly sweet, which is what I like. It’s a super quick and easy recipe. I’ve made chocolate pecan pies in the past and while good they used corn syrup. This is the recipe I’ll use from now on because it incorporates only the good stuff without sacrificing the yummy factor. Thank you for the recipe Ashlea!

  5. What a perfectly delicious chocolate pecan pie! I’ve tried other chocolate pecan pie recipes in the past and they were good, but they all used corn syrup. This recipe proves that you don’t need corn syrup for an amazing pecan pie AND that it tastes better without it. It’s gooey, nutty, and chocolatey with nothing but the good stuff. It’s not overly sweet either. I used 65% dark chocolate chips. I also ate my slices with vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream and it was *chefs kiss.* Thanks for the awesome recipe! I’ll never make a chocolate pecan pie, or plain pecan pie, with corn syrup ever again.

  6. I make this pie for Thanksgiving and it was a hit. I loved that it didn’t have corn syrup and wasn’t overly sweet. It was just right. It was the first pie to get finished off on the dessert table. Everyone wanted to have a piece.

    • Hi, Anne! I have tested that but I’m sure you could. You’d just need to watch them closely and pull them out when the filling looks like it has set. Hope you love them!

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