I love the fact that these pine cones are not only a beautiful and natural looking winter treat but they are delicious! They are one of the pretty sweets you can give this season.
These chocolate edible pine cones will dress up your dessert table, or be welcomed tied up in a clear cellophane bag to treat someone. Since there is no cooking involved this would be a great holiday treat to make with the kids from start to finish. In less than half an hour you could have enough to fill a forest floor or share with the class.
Edible Snowy Chocolate Pine cones
Yields: 6 servings
Time: 25 minutes
3 cups Chocolate Fiber One Cereal (can also use Chex Chocolate Cereal)
6 pretzel rods
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar (+ ¼ cup for dusting on top)
Mix the peanut butter, Nutella, butter and powdered sugar in a bowl
Take a pretzel rod and mold some of the mixture around it, forming a slight cone shape
Hold it steady by using the tip of the pretzel as a handle, and start inserting pieces of cereal into the mixture in a symmetrical pattern around the stick. Add more cereal pieces, staggering them as you move upward until you get near the top.
If the pine cone is getting too tall, cut off the top of the pretzel and add more of the mixture to mold over the top so none of the broken pretzel is showing.
Break apart cereal pieces to create smaller scales near the top.
For a “snowy” effect, dust each pine cone with powdered sugar.