Chocolate Drizzled Pecan Pie Bites

Delicious chocolate drizzled pecan pie bites baked inside phyllo cups. The perfect size sweet treat after your filling Thanksgiving meal…

Chocolate Drizzled Pecan Pie Bites by Nutmeg Nanny

Confession time. I don’t really like pecan pie. It’s sweet and gloppy and just too much…everything. Now, I’m sure you are all wondering why I made a pecan pie bite recipe. Well, here is the thing. I think these are a million times better. They are bite size (proven fact bite size food always tastes better) and not overly sweet. The nuts are simply glazed in sweetness instead of laying on top of a thick sweet layer. 

Oh and I’m sorta obsessed with these little phyllo cups. They bring a nice crunchy texture to the pie bites, more than any pie crust can bring to the party. Plus the chocolate drizzle just makes it even better. Anything drizzled in chocolate is delicious….am I right?

The sad news for the day is that today marks the end of Pie Week. I had such a delicious week sharing my pies and my fellow bloggers pies. It was a delicious week but sadly all good things must come to an end. Don’t worry though. I have lots more deliciousness coming your way :)

Chocolate Drizzled Pecan Pie Bites by Nutmeg Nanny

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Chocolate Drizzled Pecan Pie Bites

Sweet and delicious chocolate drizzled pecan pie bites. Made inside mini-phyllo cups so they are bite-size and perfect for after Thanksgiving dinner.

Yield: 15 pie bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons golden syrup (or dark corn syrup)
1 egg
2 teaspoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla paste
Pinch of kosher salt
1 packages (15 count) mini-phyllo shells
1/2 cup melted semi-sweet chocolate

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl add pecans, brown sugar, corn syrup and egg. Mix together.

Add in melted butter, vanilla paste and a pinch of kosher salt. Mix together until fully combined.

Lay out mini shells onto prepared baking sheet and add 2 teaspoons pecan filling per shell.

Bake for about 20 minutes until set.

Drizzle with chocolate and enjoy.

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37 Responses to “Chocolate Drizzled Pecan Pie Bites”

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    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com — November 22, 2013 at 8:35 am

    These pies are adorable – and scrumptious looking!

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    Audra | The Baker Chick — November 22, 2013 at 9:58 am

    These are so adorable Brandy! I feel like they would be perfect for a dessert buffet or cocktail party too! Thanks for hosting Pie Week with me!!

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    Jennifer | Bake or Break — November 22, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Those are so cute! I love using those phyllo cups to jumpstart these. Unlike you, I love all things pecan pie!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — November 22, 2013 at 10:22 am

    I want to catch that Leaning Tower of Pecan with my face!! These are brilliant and a half!!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — November 22, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Oh man! I wish I was eating these right now! And PS I love that title photo! So gorgeous!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    These are so fun!! LOVE this flavour!

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    Rebecca {foodie with family} — November 22, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Man oh man, woman. Those look otherworldly. I’ll arm wrestle you for them.

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    katie — November 23, 2013 at 9:29 am

    yes please, missy! These look amazing. I never think to make mini pie bites only a big pie. Maybe I should do that this Thanksgiving!

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    Joanne — November 23, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I’m definitely going through some serious pie withdrawal now that pie week is over!!

    I’m actually with you on the anti-pecan pie feelings…not that I dislike it, but it’s not my favorite. The chocolate drizzle could definitely win me over though.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — November 23, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    These little pies are so cute! Mini desserts are so great for the holidays because it makes it easier to sample everything!

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    Rust — November 23, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    beautiful pics!!

    ….they are mouthwatering and will be part of my holiday baking :)

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — November 24, 2013 at 9:10 am

    The chocolate drizzle really puts these over the top delicious!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    These little bites are adorable! I could just gobble them up instantly!

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    Ashley — November 24, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    These look awesome! What do you use if you can’t find vanilla paste though?

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 24th, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

      Hi Ashley! Vanilla extract will work just as well. The paste is similar to vanilla extract except it’s a bit thicker and is full of vanilla beans. Hope you enjoy the pie bites :)

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    Tracey — November 24, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I’m not generally a big fan of pecan pie either, but add chocolate and now we’re talking! These are too cute!

    Thanks so much for all your work on pie week – it was seriously a blast :)

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    Emily — November 24, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Well, these little bites look delicious! I love pecan pie in any form. :)

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — November 27, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I could eat everyone of these! So delicious!!

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    Reeni — December 1, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I love gloppy pecan pie! ;-) Love the sound of them in these crunchy phyllo cups! I could pop like 10 of them in my mouth right this very minute.

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    Caroline Edwards — December 1, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Chocolate pecan pie and me is a dangerous combination. However, portion controlled, bite sized pieces is where it’s at! These look fantastic! Thank you so much for co-hosting pie week and for including me. :D Such a ‘sweet’ time!

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    Elle — December 25, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    REVIEW (so hard to come by in food blogs): I couldn’t find mini phyllo shells, so I just bought the strips of phyllo dough and broke them into squares. I then placed a few in each cup of a cupcake pan and prepared as directed. They turned out great. The chocolate drizzle is what really made them. They’re not overly sweet (as pecan pie can be), and those who are not so much dessert people (there are a few in my family) can use less drizzle, while those who respect and appreciate the awesomeness that is chocolate can use more. Thus: 5/5 stars.

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    kristy @ the wicked noodle — November 13, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Gorgeous and perfect for Thanksgiving!

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    The Food Hunter — November 13, 2014 at 10:02 am

    I love bite size!

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — November 13, 2014 at 10:37 am

    I agree – pecan pie makes my teeth hurt – it’s so sweet! But THESE look and sound delicious!

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    Bea — November 13, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I am not a fan of pecan pie either but these little beauties look amazing and just may make it to our Thanksgiving table.

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    Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy — November 13, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    These look amazing! And I love that you’ve taken away the hard part – the pie crust! I would make so many more pies if it weren’t for pie crust. This is definitely going on my T-giving to make list!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — November 14, 2014 at 9:11 am

    These look fantastic. I love that they’re little bites which are perfect after a big turkey dinner. I also love they they’re not too sweet. My kind of dessert indeed.

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    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos — November 14, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    OMG I LOVE these – seriously, these are perfect for holiday parties. I’m terrified of all things pie crust so the phyllo shells – perfection!

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — November 14, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Pecans and chocolate are such a great combination! Love these little bites!

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