Mini Chocolate Nut Pie: A Kentucky Recipe

April 21, 2021
Kentucky Chocolate Nut Pie

Hey, y’all! You’ll find many versions of this Kentucky Chocolate Nut Pie around the state, as it is an integral part of our cuisine. Though it’s easy to purchase out and about, it’s even easier to make at home! As such, I’m thrilled to be sharing my Mini Chocolate Nut Pie Recipe with you today. The secret to my recipe is two-fold. Firstly, I use Rivulet Pecan Liqueur in the batter. Secondly, instead of using either pecans or walnuts… I use both!

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Kentucky Chocolate Nut Pie

Kentucky Mini Chocolate Nut Pie Recipe

JC’s note: the addition of Rivulet really brings out the flavor of both the pecans and the walnuts. Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed!

Kentucky Chocolate Nut Pie

Mini Kentucky Chocolate Nut Pie

JC Phelps
Indulge in the mini version of my Kentucky Chocolate Nut Pie! This recipe, which features chocolate chips, pecans, and walnuts, is the south served on a dessert plate. I know y'all are going to love it!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 177 kcal


  • Food processor (optional for chopping nuts)


  • .5 c Pecans chopped
  • .5 c Walnuts chopped
  • 2 tbsp Rivulet Pecan Liqueur
  • 1/3 c Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Eggs
  • .5 c Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1/3 c White Karo Syrup
  • 1/4 stick Unsalted Butter melted
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla
  • 1 pinch Kosher Salt
  • Frozen Phyllo Cups/Shells


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Combine all dry ingredients and mix. Add in wet ingredients and incorporate well. Beat the mixture until it turns caramel in color.
  • Using a spoon, place pie mixture into phyllo cups/shells.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the top is bubbly and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Sodium: 24mgCalcium: 21mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 102IUSugar: 19gFiber: 1gPotassium: 64mgCholesterol: 33mgCalories: 177kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 10gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 20gIron: 1mg
Keyword kentucky chocolate nut pie, kentucky pie, pecans, pie, southern, walnuts
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Kentucky Chocolate Nut Pie

Mini Chocolate Nut Pie: The Ingredients

About Rivulet Pecan Liqueur

Rivulet® Artisan Pecan Liqueur is handcrafted in Louisville, KY. Rivulet starts with a 2-year-old, barrel-aged brandy.  They then use a proprietary process to obtain the exquisite pecan essence, which I know y’all will love. It’s a deep flavor — one that is signature to the brand — and I can’t get enough of it. I also love that it’s local!

Kentucky Chocolate Nut Pie

Where To Purchase Rivulet Pecan Liqueur

You can purchase Rivulet Pecan Liqueur via local retailers, along with finding it in bars/restaurants. To find out where you can buy it, click here.

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