Chocolate and pretzels have to be one of the most sought-after treats when the sweet and salty cravings are tingling! Well, rather than having to reach for handfuls of the dynamic duo, Chocolate Pretzel Pie gives you an entire sweet and salty pastry to fully satisfy with a fork! Your longing is fulfilled with every bite, thanks to the brown sugar and pretzel-filled crust, topped with a creamy chocolate filling. So step aside, chocolate-covered pretzels, Chocolate Pretzel Pie is the new go-to craving crusher!
IngredientsFor the crust: • 5 cups pretzels, crushed • 8 tablespoons butter, melted • 1/3 cup brown sugar For the pie filling: • 1/4 cup cornstarch • 1 1/2 cups sugar • 1/4 cup teaspoon salt • 4 egg yolks • 3 cups milk • 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract • 2 tablespoons butter • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
In a medium bowl, combine the pretzels, melted butter, and brown sugar.
Press the pretzel mixture into a 9-inch pie pan.
Bake the pie crust until golden, about 10 minutes.
Let the pie crust cool to room temperature.
In a medium saucepan, whisk the cornstarch, sugar, and salt.
Mix the egg yolks and milk into the sugar mixture.
Heat the egg yolk mixture over medium heat.
Gently mix the pie filling until it thickens like a pudding, about 6-8 minutes.
Transfer the filling away from the heat and immediately add the chocolate, vanilla, butter, and lemon juice. Mix until the ingredients are incorporated into a smooth pudding texture.
Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust and smooth with a spatula. If there is extra filling, it can be eaten immediately or chilled for pudding.
Let the pie chill in the fridge, uncovered, for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.