Tuesday, November 12, 2019

no bake chocolate pinecones

Are you ready for the cutest holiday treat ever?

Not only are these no bake chocolate pinecones cute, they are easy to make and a fun project for friends and family to get involved in.

How realistic do they look??

Sprinkling them with powdered sugar makes them look like a snowy winter treat.

You will need Chocolate Toast Crunch Cereal, large pretzel rods {I bought mine here} and a mixture of:

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup nutella
3 Tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar

Place a little blob of the peanut butter mixture on a plate and stick a pretzel rod in it. I cut mine to 6" lengths. 

Mold the peanut butter mixture around the rod, making it wider at the bottom, like the shape of a tree.

Start placing cereal pieces around the base, and work your way up.
If any of your pieces curl a bit, I found it looks most realistic to have the curve facing up.

As you add each row, stagger them a bit to add depth and dimension.

After you are done, you can add half pieces to the top, adding a bit more of the peanut butter mixture if needed.

Fill in any gaps with more cereal.

Finally, dust with powdered sugar.

I found that refrigerating them for an hour or more will make them easier to transfer. Use a spatula to move them carefully to a cake stand or decorative plate. 

Have a sweet tooth beyond chocolate pinecones? Check out these treats below. 

Peppermint Whipped Cream by Ella Claire & Co. | Fondant Christmas Cupcakes by Craftberry Bush | Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle by anderson + grant | Dairy Free 6 Ingredient Salted Caramels by Zevy Joy | No Bake Healthy Coconut Bars by Tidbits Easy Peppermint Bark by Jenna Kate at Home | Black Walnut Christmas Cake by Inspired by Charm | Chocolate Covered Marshmallows with Salted Pretzel Topping by Boxwood Avenue | Christmas Popcorn by Town and Country Living | Snowman Cheese Ball by Julie Blanner Slow Cooker Candied Pecans by Live Laugh Rowe | Fudgy Peppermint Coconut Flour Brownies by Farmhouse on Boone | Hot Peppermint Mocha by Shabbyfufu | Homemade Take 5 Peanut Butter Cups by Chronicles of Home | Slow Cooker Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels by Nest of Posies Berry Topped Chocolate Cake by French Country Cottage | Pecan Butter Tart Bars by So Much Better With Age | Chocolate Pinecones by My Sweet Savannah | Peanut Butter Fudge by My 100 Year Old Home | Simple Holiday Fudge by House 214 Design Coffee Cake by Rooms for Rent


1 comment:

Michael Wurm Jr said...

These are adorable!! I'm obsessed. They turned out so beautifully! Well done!

xo Michael

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