Milky Way Pecan Pie

10 Nov

Back in September, I bought a huge bag of chocolate candy — the good stuff, like M&Ms, Snickers, Milky Way, Twix. I told the BF it was enough to last us through Halloween and the fall season, and I wasn’t wrong. Even after leaving a bowl out for the neighbors on Halloween night, we still have a ton left.

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I had predicted this and decided to sacrifice a dozen mini Milky Way bars on Halloween afternoon. I needed a dish to share at a party, and it felt right to include candy in some way. And once I tasted this, I knew I had made the right decision. Because really, pecan pie is great, but it’s even better with chocolate.

Still have leftover Halloween candy? Use Milky Way bars or whatever chocolate candy you like for this recipe. Don’t have any left? Just go out and buy some. This pie is worth it. The graham cracker crust gives it kind of a cookie bar texture and flavor. So it’s kind of like a pie-shaped slice of a chocolate pecan cookie bar. Also known as heaven.

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Milky Way Pecan Pie adapted from Bakerella

Crust:

3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons white sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter

Pie:

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon self-rising flour
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons hot water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup melted butter
2 eggs
3/4 cup pecans
1 cup chopped Milky Way bars (~10 fun-size bars)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the graham cracker crust ingredients together until thoroughly blended and press into the bottom of an 8″ pie pan. Bake for 5-7 minutes.

Place brown sugar and flour in a large bowl and whisk until combined.

In a small bowl, mix together white sugar and hot water until sugar is dissolved. Add to the large bowl. Add vanilla, and stir until thoroughly combined.

Add melted butter. Fold into mixture until it disappears.

Loosely beat two eggs in a separate bowl and fold into mixture until the eggs disappear. Fold in pecans and Milky Way chunks.

Pour mixture into prepared pie pan. Return to oven and bake for about 35 minutes, or until pie has set and edges are browned.

Milky Way Pecan Pie

Linking Up With:

Funday Monday from Still Being Molly
Block Party from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
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Inspiration Monday from Twelve O Eight
Time to Sparkle from Love Grows Wild
Wonderful Food Wednesday from All She Cooks
Create It Thursday from Lamberts Lately
Full Plate Thursday from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage
All Things Pretty from Sparkles and a Stove
Foodie Friday from Simple Living & Eating

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7 Responses to “Milky Way Pecan Pie”

  1. Britni Newton Vigil November 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    I have half a bag of Milky Ways sitting in my craft room waiting to be used in something and I think I might’ve just found a winner! I’d love to have you come share on the weekend re-Treat link party that ends tonight – http://www.playpartypin.com/2013/11/weekend-re-treat-link-party-43.html.

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

    • Alyson November 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for inviting me to your party! Unfortunately I was away from my computer and missed this week’s party, but I’ll try to make it next week! :)

  2. Miz Helen November 17, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    Your Milky Way Pecan Pie looks amazing! Thank you so much for taking the time during this busy season to share your wonderful post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Alyson November 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

      Thanks, Miz Helen! I’ve been enjoying linking up and seeing all the delicious stuff you share.

  3. familyroom2 November 18, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    OH I might enjoy some pecan pie with the added chocolate. For sure going to try it out. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friday

    • Alyson November 18, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

      Hope you like it! Glad to join your link party.

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