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Texas Trash Pie

Texas Trash Pie

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 6 people 1x


Experience the allure of Texas Trash Pie, a masterpiece that skillfully blends the playful flavors of a traditional American dessert with an innovative twist. Each delectable slice presents a symphony of contrasts; the luscious and velvety chocolate chips seamlessly mingle with the smooth caramel while the rustic crunch of graham cracker crumbs, the subtle tropical essence of coconut and the earthy nutty undertones of chopped pecans gracefully dance on your palate. To add to this medley there is a touch of savory saltiness, from pretzels and a sumptuous depth, from the buttery pie crust. This dessert not only tantalizes your taste buds. Also weaves together a narrative of flavor harmony. It epitomizes exploration making it ideal for those who relish an incredibly delicious dessert.



1 c chocolate chips

1 c caramel bits

1 c graham cracker crumbs

1 c shredded sweetened coconut

1 c pecans, chopped

1 c pretzels, chopped

½ c butter, melted

1 (14-ounces) can sweetened condensed milk

1 (9-inch) frozen deep dish pie crust


Set the oven temperature to 350°F (175°C).

In a bowl combine the chocolate chips, caramel bits, graham cracker crumbs, shredded coconut chopped pecans and chopped pretzels.

Pour in the butter and sweetened condensed milk. Stir everything together until it is well mixed.

Take out your deep dish pie crust. Fill it with the mixture spreading it evenly.

Put the pie in the oven. Let it bake for about 40 to 45 minutes until it sets and turns golden, on top.

Once baked take out the pie from the oven and allow it to cool on a wire rack.

Enjoy your Texas Trash Pie once it has cooled down!


For those who adore the decadent flavors of Texas Trash Pie but require a gluten-free option, here’s an original twist to adapt this delightful recipe. Begin by substituting the graham cracker crumbs with your favorite gluten-free cookie crumbs – think almond cookies or coconut biscuits for an extra layer of flavor. For the pie crust, opt for a gluten-free frozen deep dish pie crust, now readily available in most supermarkets. The chocolate chips and caramel bits are generally gluten-free, but it’s always wise to check the labels. As for the pretzels, select a gluten-free variety, which adds the same satisfying crunch without the gluten.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins