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healthier chocolate pecan pie

How good does this chocolate pecan pie look?! I always like to find substitutes to make recipes healthier, so I was pumped to find this recipe made with medjool dates! I ended up altering it a little bit, so I'll include my recipe and the original below! 

RECIPE:

1 pie crust

1 cup medjool dates

1 stick salted butter 

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup light corn syrup 

1/2 tsp vanilla

4 eggs 

3/4 cup pecans

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350*. Place the pie crust into a pie plate and set aside. Mix the butter, sugar, syrups, vanilla and eggs in a bowl {the butter should be softened or even slightly melted}. Cut the pits out of the dates, and then grind them in a food processor until they become a paste. Spread the dates onto the pie crust, and then layer the pecans and chocolate chips over it. Pour the filling over the crust. Sprinkle extra pecans and chocolate chips on top. Bake for about 40 minutes or until golden.

*If I were making this again, I would try 1/4 cup light corn syrup and 3 eggs.*

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Original Recipe

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 to hear if y'all make this. Tell me whatcha think!

xoxo