Royers Texas Trash Pie

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Royers Texas Trash Pie, wowzers, this is one delicious dessert! It’s crunchy, chewy, salty, rich, and chocolatey! And, ya’ll, it’s so easy to make. Seriously, for the original Texas trash pie recipe you mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, stir, put it in your pie shell, and cook. It only takes about 5 minutes to prep.

This filling of this pie is chocolate chips, caramel bits, coconut, pecans, crushed graham crackers, and broken pretzels. It’s held together with butter and sweetened condensed milk. I mean… are you drooling yet?

Slice of Texas Trash pie on a white plate.

I’m always taking food to events, especially desserts. Here are a few desserts that can go to any social function. Limoncello Pound Cake has such a lovely lemon flavor but it does have booze in it. For a no booze pound cake, Grandma’s Old Fashioned Pound Cake is equally good. Also, Fudge Better than Boxed Brownies are always, always, always a hit! Cherry Texas Sheet Cake and Banana Bread Blondies both feed a crowd and are very easy to make. Finally, cinnamon roll pie is the best of the bests and popular with everyone that’s had it.

Slice of Texas Trash pie on a white plate.

Royers Texas Trash Pie

I didn’t know this Texas Trash Pie recipe is so popular. We ordered it recently from a restaurant on our Sedona vacation. It’s a treasure and I understand why it’s so popular. Turns out, the original Texas trash pie recipe was developed and served at Royers Round Top Cafe in Round Top, Texas.

This dessert is like a candy bar in a pie crust, which in my opinion is h-e-a-v-e-n! It’s delicious and easy and will make the perfect dessert to take tailgating or to potlucks.

Slice of pie on a white plate.

Royers Trash Pie

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  • 9-inch deep dish pie shell. Store-bought pie crust or homemade.
  • Butter. You can use salted or unsalted.
  • Sweetened condensed milk. For this recipe you can use fat-free sweetened condensed milk or regular sweetened condensed milk.
  • Chocolate chips. I prefer semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe, but you can use any even white chocolate if you prefer.
  • Caramel bits. Kraft Caramel bits are with the chocolate chips and nuts in the store. Of, you can put it in your cart from this link. (All the links that I provide for examples you can click and add to your cart.)
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs. I didn’t know you can buy Graham Cracker Crumbs so I bought Graham crackers and made crumbs with thim in the a food processor. I feel like we’ll eat the crackers though since it took less than a sleeve for one cup of crumbs.
  • Coconut. Sweetened shredded coconut. Of course, you can leave out if you’re not a coconut fan. This is also displayed close to the chocolate chips at the store.
  • Pecans. Save a little money and get chopped pecans. They’re cheaper than whole and you’ll need to chop them anyway.
  • Pretzels. It doesn’t matter if you get twists or sticks, but get plain pretzels. You’ll need to crush them.
Flat lay of whole pie with chocolate and caramel.

Substitutions and Tips

The absolute beauty of this recipe is you can omit or substitute with any ingredient. Use almonds or walnuts for the pecans. Try peanut butter, butterscotch chips, or toffee chips instead of chocolate. As long as you keep the total amount of cups the same, you can substitute any candy.

Can Royers Trash Pie be made in advance?

Yes, absolutely! That’s one of the best features of this pie. You can make it up to 3 days in advance. Cover it with foil after it cools completely and refrigerate it until you need it.

Can I freeze Texas Trash Pie?

Yes, it freezes beautifully. After it cools, cover the pie with plastic wrap then foil so that no air can get to it. You can keep it in the refrigerator for 3 months. Allow it to thaw on the counter or in the fridge overnight before serving.

Slice of Texas Trash pie on a white plate.

This pie is requested often from my boys. It has quickly become a family favorite. I suggest you keep these pantry staple ingredients on hand because this recipe is great for cookouts, dinner parties, birthday parties, holidays, and tailgating.

Slice of Texas Trash pie on a white plate.

Royers Texas trash pie

The original Texas trash pie recips is a crunchy, sweet, salty, chocolatey pie recipe with pantry staple ingredients. It tastes like a candy bar in a pie crust. So good! Great for any occasion.
Author: Paula
5 from 49 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings



  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Mix together chocolate chips, caramel, graham crackers, coconut, pecans, and pretzels in a large bowl. (The bowl needs to hold at least 10 cups.)
  • Add melted butter and sweetened condensed milk. Stir until combined.
  • Spread filling into pie crust and bake at 350℉ for 40 to 45 minutes or until pie is set and top has browned lightly.
  • Cool on a wire rack. Great served warm with vanilla ice cream.
  • Store in an airtight container. It can sit on the countertop and will be good for 4 to 5 days. Refrigerated it'll keep up to 7 days.


Calories: 717kcal | Protein: 11g
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  1. Y’all!! This is beyond fabulous!! So easy. I used a Pillsbury refrigerator pie crust not frozen. Since I used a deep dish pie plate, I added a 1/2 cup to the ingredients pretzels, cchips, Heath chips, coconut, pecans, and 2 cans of evaporated milk. OMGosh, all you need is a spoon and a big glass of cold milk! It’s so Southern, it has it’s on accent! ♥️ Robin, Arkansas

  2. 5 stars
    This pie was totally divine! We can’t eat a lot of sweets, so we have had this in mind for Christmas day for awhile. The anticipation nearly killed us, but it was TOTALLY worth the wait! I love salty and crunchy and caramel. Try it….you’ll love it!

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