You will need:
1 pie crust (I used a refrigerated crust)
1 1/2 c pecan halves
1/4 c butter, melted
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
3/4 c dark corn syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbs bourbon
3/4c chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350*F. Follow the instructions on your pie crust dough and place in a 9" pie pan. Set aside. With a mixer, beat eggs until frothy, then blend in granulated and brown sugars. Next, stir in melted butter, syrup, vanilla, bourbon & salt until combined. Fold in 1 c pecan halves and 1/2 c chocolate chips. Pour the mixture into the pie crust.
Next, sprinkle the remaining pecan halves and chocolate chips evenly on top of the pie. I let my little one help with this step.
Place the pie pan on a cookie sheet for baking in case of spills. Before placing in the oven, secure foil around the edge of the pie to prevent the crust from burning. Bake at 350*F for 45-55min. You can tell the pie is done when it jiggles only slightly in the center. Place on a rack to cool. The pie can be served warm or cold, and a bit of whipped cream is a nice touch.
The pie is very rich, gooey, and decadent. Exactly the pie you want to celebrate with!