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No matter how many sides you serve, everyone at the table has room for Thanksgiving dessert! But the same old pumpkin pie can get boring year after year. Time to put a new twist on the classics. Wow your guests with these chocolate desserts for Thanksgiving.

Chocolate Twists on Classic Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

As you wait patiently for Thanksgiving dinner to start, your mind drifts to the pies in the fridge and the oven. Because everyone at your gathering can agree: Dessert is the best part of the feast! But the same old pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped topping can get boring. Make some fun new memories with these not-so-boring twists on classic chocolate dessert recipes for Thanksgiving.

1. Not Your Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie

Not Your Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie

At every Thanksgiving celebration there’s a line for the chocolate desserts … and a line for everything else! Satisfy both kinds of guests with this 2-in-1 pie. The classic pumpkin pie gets a heaping helping of chocolate from a cocoa crumb crust and chocolate chips. Microwave the chips in short intervals until melted, then drizzle on top for a marbled effect.

What You’ll Need:

  • HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Chips

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2. Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

Pecan pie shares the spotlight with pumpkin as the definitive autumn pie. We’ve taken this iconic holiday treat and jazzed it up with some much-needed chocolate. When choosing a baking chip, use HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips to match the depth and complexity of pecan pie filling.

What You’ll Need:

  • HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips

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3. Pumpkin Swirled Brownies

Pumpkin Swirled Brownies

Let’s go around the table and share what we’re thankful for. Us first? Okay. We’re grateful for brownies. And pumpkin pie. And that we can enjoy them both in one decadent dessert. Tip: Add HERSHEY’S Chocolate Chips to the brownie batter for extra gooey goodness or HERSHEY’S Cinnamon Chips for that fall spice flare.

What You’ll Need:

  • HERSHEY’S Cocoa

 

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4. No-Bake REESE’S Peanut Butter and HERSHEY’S KISSES Pie

No-Bake REESE’S Peanut Butter and HERSHEY’S KISSES Pie

If you can believe it, this pie is no-bake! A light and airy REESE’S Peanut Butter filling meets a layer of HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate spread across the crust. It’s kind of like when you were a kid and ate the extra chocolate from the bottom of the ice cream cone. Mmmmm.

What You’ll Need:

  • HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolates
  • REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter

 

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5. Chocolate Mousse and Praline Pie

Chocolate Mousse and Praline Pie

We always thought pralines were a kind of nut — but they’re actually a dessert made with nuts! Whatever you call it, this recipe is delicious. Smooth, luscious chocolate mousse combines with crunchy honeyed pecans in one sensational pie. Use remaining pecan halves to decorate the top. Tip: If you’re allergic to or don’t like nuts, our Gone to Heaven Chocolate Pie Recipe might be just what you’re looking for instead.

What You’ll Need:

  • HERSHEY’S Cocoa
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6. REESE’S Peanut Butter Temptations

REESE’S Peanut Butter Temptations
Pumpkin pie is good and all, but there’s a new Thanksgiving temptation on the block. Get your baking tins ready for the best peanut butter cookie cupcakes you’ve ever tasted. These little bites of bliss are like a mini dessert within a dessert. Now, that’s what we call a win-win.

What You’ll Need:

  • REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter
  • REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups
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Start a new tradition this Thanksgiving

This year, we’re grateful for chocolate, pie and the feeling when you dig into that first bite! As you gather with friends and family, we hope we can be part of your Thanksgiving traditions and help you create new ones through the magic of baking. For more fantastic Thanksgiving ideas, check out our guide to Friendsgiving desserts.