Chocolate Tuxedo Pie With Pecan Crust

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 8 min
Cooling Time: 3 hrs
Yields: 12 servings


Chocolate Tuxedo Pie has a scrumptious pecan-graham cracker crust with a smooth cream cheese filling, dotted with bits of luscious chocolate and covered in a jacket of chocolate ganache. This easy to make pie is refrigerated and topped with chopped toasted pecans.


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped, divided
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (2/3 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 bars (8 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Baking Bar, divided
  • 2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


PREHEAT oven to 375º F.

COMBINE crumbs, 1/4 cup pecans and brown sugar in 9-inch pie plate. Stir in butter until moistened; press onto bottom and up side of pie plate.

BAKE for 8 minutes. Cool completely in pie plate on wire rack.

CHOP 4 ounces (1 bar) chocolate into small pieces. Beat cream cheese and marshmallow cream in large mixer bowl for about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Fold in chopped chocolate. Spoon into cooled crust. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

BREAK 4 ounces (1 bar) chocolate into small pieces into medium bowl. Microwave cream in 1-cup glass measure on HIGH (100%) power for 40 seconds or until boiling. Pour over chocolate; let sit for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Cool for 10 minutes. Pour over pie and smooth evenly. Sprinkle remaining pecans near edge of pie. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.

tuxido pie

by T. Tonya , Barton, NY on Aug. 2008

i made this for a family dinner and it was a hit with everyone.. i expecially loved all the DARK chocolate

Excellent Dessert

by K. Katie , LITCHFIELD, OH on Feb. 2008

This recipe is so easy to make, yet looks really impressive. It will easily become a favorite.