Chocolate Lover's Filling Recipe

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This filling is added to a sweet dough to make a delicious pastry I love to serve to company.—Jenny Reece, Lowry, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 88 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a saucepan, combine the chocolate chips, milk and sugar. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted. Stir in pecans, vanilla and cinnamon. Use for Braided Coffee Cake or Coffee Cake Ring. Yield: about 1-1/4 cups.
Originally published as Chocolate Lover's Filling in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p60

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"The flavor combinations were just perfect. Delicious filling!"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"I made this one year with the coffee cake & as braid. I didn't have to worry about leftovers when I took this to work. Yum."

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