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Chocolate Pie Sticks (a use for leftover pie dough)

There is a distinct possibility that I am the only person I know that has a problem with left over pie dough. I make pies much more than the average girl, and I always make my crust from scratch. You should too. Really. The only problem is that I always have hunks of dough left over, but I’m never short.

This recipe is meant for those left over scraps that you always have after making pie. You sit there, looking at a heap of dough that you "slaved" over. You feel a brief twinge of guilt about throwing it in the trash, but with a lack of use for 1/2 cup of pie dough, that’s were it ends up.

Look how economical and thrifty we are.

A use for leftover pie dough and a cute portable snack.

Perfect for little hands. Or big ones.

Chocolate Pie Sticks

Use leftover pie dough

If you don’t have it and want to just make these for the fun of it, here is my pie dough recipe:

Pie Dough:

1 cups of all purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbs sugar

3 1/2 tbs butter, cut into cubes

2 1/2 tbs shortening

2 tbs vodka

1 tbs cold water

Chocolate chips (not sure how many you’ll need because that depends on how much leftover dough you have)

1 egg

sugar (about 2 tbs?)

If you have your leftover pie dough ready, skip this next paragraph.

If you are making dough:

Break out that food processor and add the flour, salt and sugar and give it a quick pulse until it’s combined.

Add the cubes of butter and the shortening and pulse until combined, about 1 1/2 minutes.

Move the dough to a bowl and add the vodka and water with a spatula. Your dough will be very moist, but you can add a bit of flour if it is too moist to hold together. Then shape the dough into a disk, cover in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 2 hours. If you need to, this can be made up to three days in advance, just store the plastic wrapped disks in a large zip lock bag.

Once you have your dough ready:

Roll out the dough, just like for a pie, and cut into strips about 1 inch wide and six inches long.

Brush each strip with water, and fill with a row of chocolate chips

Cover each chipped strip with another strip and seal the edges.

Poke holes in the top to let the steam out.

Brush with a lightly beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.

Put on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper (or sprayed with butter cooking spray)

Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until goldeny brown.

Look how cute Tater is with her pie stick. Yes, I give my kid pie. And fruits and vegetables and chicken. And pie and cupcakes.

I served them with Chantilly Cream.

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chinmayie @ love food eat August 17, 2011 um 5:57 am

That is such a great idea! How can it not taste good!!


Krystal @ Mrs. Regueiro’s Plate August 17, 2011 um 8:36 am

Great snack, and Tater…sooo adorable. LOVE IT!!


Jaxie August 17, 2011 um 1:07 pm

Thank you! She’s pretty great!


Blair August 17, 2011 um 12:07 pm

SUCH a cute idea! Thanks so much for this 🙂


Yuri August 17, 2011 um 1:43 pm

Hello Tater, you’re a cutie 😀 these pie sticks are pure genius. At first I thought they were just plain pie sticks to be dipped in chocolate, this is the best idea I’ve seen with leftover pie crust 😀


Jaxie August 17, 2011 um 2:12 pm

You’re so sweet! I feel bad throwin' away perfectly good pie crust! Plus, a pie AND pie sticks=two posts instead of one!


Lindsey@Lindselicious August 17, 2011 um 7:11 pm

Oh your daughter is ADORABLE!!! Aaaah I just want to squeeze her! I have to remember to do this next time there is left over pie crust. So smart!


Christine August 17, 2011 um 7:20 pm

Chocolate pie sticks…great idea. Your daughter is beautiful.


Molly @ Toffee Bits and Chocolate Chips August 17, 2011 um 8:22 pm

Love this idea! Great pic of the chocolate chips!


Jaxie August 18, 2011 um 2:21 pm

Thank you! I like that one too, I almost submitted it to FoodGawker!


Sarah August 17, 2011 um 8:48 pm

Your daughter is adorable! Great idea :)I just made a lemon meringue pie and cherry vanilla mini pies so this is perfect!


Tina@flourtrader August 18, 2011 um 12:55 am

Pie sticks-these look so good, I may be using all my pie crust on these! Nothing like flakey crust enveloping lovely dark chocolate. Ooops-now I need to have some chocolate…
thanks for sharing.


Lauren at Keep It Sweet August 18, 2011 um 9:13 am

This is such a fantastic idea! I bet these would make a wonderful party dessert.


jenni August 18, 2011 um 8:11 pm

Great idea! I always just take my leftovers, knot them, cut them up, or just leave them as is, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, and eat them at inappropriate times (like breakfast) lol


briarrose August 19, 2011 um 10:11 am

I love this use for the leftovers. Great idea. Adorable pics. 😉


TiffH August 19, 2011 um 11:37 am

Great idea! Pie crust, good. dark chocolate, Gooooood.
I normally just bake mine with cinnamon and sugar, like jenni. My Grandma would always make a mini pie. But I like this new idea, thanks!


Rita D K Simmons August 23, 2011 um 12:42 am

Those look delicious and super simple to put together, great job!


Becky October 19, 2011 um 7:18 pm

Just "pinned" these on Pinterest….what a GREAT idea! Cute too!


Jaxie October 20, 2011 um 12:50 pm

That’s so sweet! Thank you =)


Lolli October 21, 2011 um 4:48 pm

This is such a great idea but I am curious what you are dipping them in?


Jaxie October 21, 2011 um 6:10 pm

Thanks! It’s a Chantilly Cream, I have the recipe over at my Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes post.


Alicia November 23, 2011 um 11:06 am

These are brilliant!!! I always have leftover crust when I make chicken pot pie and I never know what to do with them other than sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and bake along side, this is way better!

Please tell me why do you use vodka in your crust? I have never seen this and I am sure there must be a secret to it. Thanks!


Jackie November 23, 2011 um 11:09 am

It makes it really flaky, because the vodka cooks off completely. You can’t taste it, and there is no alcohol left so it’s safe for all. My favorite pie crust recipe 🙂


Alicia November 23, 2011 um 11:53 am

Sounds great! must try it! Thanks again 🙂


Tina December 4, 2011 um 2:20 pm

Can you use something besides alcohol? Like maybe more water or milk? I know my husband would love these …he loves Arby’s chocolate pies…but we don’t have alcohol in the house since he used to be addicted.


Jackie December 4, 2011 um 2:45 pm

You can use either milk or water as a substitute, either would be fine. Enjoy!


danielle June 4, 2015 um 11:49 am

Thanks for this fab idea. We’ve just made some and experimented with marshmallows in some instead of chocolate. My son seems to like it 🙂


Nicole July 30, 2019 um 10:46 am

Looks good!! Do you think I could sub the chocolate chips for strawberry jam /cream cheese mixture?


Tammy Stewart April 5, 2023 um 11:00 am

My mi d is about to explode with ideas!
1. Chocolate/peanut butter chips
2. Chocolate/kraft carmels cut in small squares
3. Dollops of cherry pie filling.
Thanks for sharing your idea and pictures of your cutie!


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