Chocolate Southern Pecan Pie

Posted by: Schmitty 05-25-99 1:09 PM

Chocolate Southern Pecan Pie

2 cups kellogg'sŪ Cocoa Krispies, finely crushed
1 1/3 cup flour
2/3 cup cold butter or margarine cut into bits
2 to 4 tablespoons milk

1 cup (6 ounce) semisweet chocolate chips
2 1/4 cups chopped pecans
2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons butter or margarine melted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degress F.

Prepare crust:
Mix crushed cereal and flour in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture forms fine crumbs. Gradually stir in milk until mixture starts sticking together. Press over bottom and up sides of 9.5" deep pie plate. Flute or crimp edges, if desired.

Prepare filling: Sprinkle chocolate chips, then pecans over bottom of pie shell.

In a large bowl, whisk brown sugar, corn syrup, eggs, butter and vanilla until well blended and smooth. Pour over chocolate chips and pecans.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until filling is set and golden brown.

Cool on rack at least 30 minutes before serving. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Serves 8

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