Chocolate Chess Pie with Variations

Brenda Hillard


I truly fell in love with chess pie as a child. I also love chocolate, peanut butter, and butterscotch, so I decided to take my mom's delicious chess pie recipe, and have some fun experimenting with other flavors being included in it. Don't take my word for it, try it for yourself, and see if you are not as delighted as we are with the end results. Enjoy!

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10 Min


45 Min




1 c
1/2 c
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
self rising flour
1/2 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 stick
butter or margarine
regular 9" pie shell

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
Place Regular Frozen 9" Pie Shell on cookie sheet (Note Pie Shell Does Not need to be thawed prior to baking)
In Small Microwavable Bowl combine 1/2 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips, and 1/2 stick of butter. Microwave on Manuel Defrost or Lowest Microwave Setting until melted Approx. 1-3mins. (Work on step 4 while melting these ingredients). Stir and combine into ingredients in step 4 when melted.
In Medium Size Bowl combine the sugar, milk, eggs, vanilla, and flour, and mix with an electric mixer speed until blended. About 1 minute.
Pour melted Ingredients from Small Bowl in Step 3 with Blended ingredients in Large Bowl from Step 4, and mix with mixer until combined. About 1 minute.
Pour All combined Ingredients Into a Regular 9" Pie Shell, and Bake at 350 Degrees 45 minutes or until pie filling has a non shiny, hard, shell like appearance to it, and pie shell is a Medium Golden Brown. Cool completely Slice, and Serve with Whipped Topping on top.
Note: (Do Not Overcook remove from oven when pie shell is a Medium Golden Brown. Filling Will Thicken More While Cooling).
1)BUTTERSCOTCH:-Omit the 1/2 cup of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips, and Substitute 1/2 cup of Semisweet Butterscotch Chips Instead. (Melt Butterscotch Chips with 1/2 stick of Butter). Add both to step 4 ingredients.

2)PEANUT BUTTER: Omit 1/2 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips, and Substitute 1/2 cup Peanut Butter Instead-(Peanut Butter does Not need to be melted in microwave (Melt 1/2 stick of Butter only, and then add both to Step 4 Ingredients).

3)REESE'S CUP: Add 1/4th cup of Semisweet Chocolate Chips, and 1/4th cup Peanut Butter. Melt Chocolate Chips, with 1/2 stick Butter as per step 3. Do Not melt the Peanut Butter then add all 3 to step 4 ingredients.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy