Hi Everyone,

When our kids were little, we like many young families had to watch our pennies. The holidays were especially tough when the budget was tight. However, we always found a way to make the holidays special and the chocolate chess pie that I made for many years was not only a favorite, but was relatively inexpensive to make. I hadn’t made it for a long time and made it this past Thanksgiving, along with a pumpkin and pecan pie. It was the chocolate chess pie that got the rave reviews. I had forgotten how delicious and simple it was. In the spirit of the holidays, I am sharing this recipe with all of you and will post a family favorite recipe each week through the month of December. This pie is so easy and versatile you can top it with anything you like. I topped mine with homemade eggnog ice cream but whipped cream and a little caramel sauce works fabulous too! So here it is. I hope you enjoy!


PS – If you have a favorite family recipe you’d like to share, let me know and I’ll post it on Coco’s Takeaways.

Chocolate Chess Pie


1 1/2 cups of sugar, 3 1/2 tablespoons cocoa, 3 1/2 oz. carnation milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 stick of butter melted, 2 eggs, 1 unbaked pie shell


Combine sugar and cocoa, add melted butter, carnation milk, eggs, and vanilla. Stir well. Pour into an unbaked pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.