Edible Chocolate Pinecones

Edible Chocolate Pinecones are such a holiday delight! This no bake dessert recipe can be made ahead and only takes 30 minutes to create. A creamy center made of peanut butter and chocolate spread and would you believe the outside is made of cereal?! Imagine these on your Christmas dessert board or bringing them to your holiday party!

Food can be so fun during the holidays. Every now and then I like a recipe that gives me a challenge, but I tend to enjoy easy and simple recipes that make quite the impact. Like my Donut Christmas Trees. No one can resist them! I also love creating my festive Christmas Tree Cheese and Cracker Board. And not a year goes by when I don’t make my Peppermint S’mores. A personal favorite for sure!

Edible Chocolate Pinecones are such a holiday delight!  This no bake dessert recipe can be made ahead and only takes 30 minutes to create.  A creamy center made of peanut butter and chocolate spread and would you believe the outside is made of cereal?!  Imagine these on your Christmas dessert board or bringing them to your holiday party!

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I first saw these years and years ago on a fun website and instantly knew I had to make them. My three boys were really little at the time, so they didn’t really help me. They sure did enjoy them and have had fun making them as they’ve grown.

How To Make Chocolate Pinecones

  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine peanut butter, Nutella, butter and vanilla together until smooth.
  • Slowly add I powdered sugar a little at a time, making sure it’s well mixed in after each time.
  • Once all of the powered sugar has been added, you should end up with a thick dough consistency.
  • Divide chocolate peanut butter dough into 8 equal parts.
  • Mold one portion completely around one pretzel rod and form a cone shape with the pointy end at the top.
  • The pretzel should be completely covered.
  • Place on the parchment lined baking tray and repeat the process with the remaining dough and pretzels.
  • Starting at the bottom and working your way up in a spiral, press in one cereal square at a time and a slight angle pointing upwards.
  • Once you’ve gotten to the top, carefully slice a cereal square in half on the diagonal using a serrated knife.
  • These will create your top middle pieces.
  • Dust each pinecone with extra powdered sugar to make the appearance of snow!
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Edible Chocolate Pinecones are such a holiday delight!  This no bake dessert recipe can be made ahead and only takes 30 minutes to create.  A creamy center made of peanut butter and chocolate spread and would you believe the outside is made of cereal?!  Imagine these on your Christmas dessert board or bringing them to your holiday party!

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Edible Chocolate Pinecones Recipe

Edible Chocolate Pinecones

Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
The sweetest little holiday dessert!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Holiday
Keyword: cereal, Chocolate, chocolate desserts, Christmas, Dessert, nutella, Peanut Butter
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Chocolate Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • 8 Honey Wheat Pretzel Twists
  • 2/3 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup Nutella or Chocolate Spread
  • 4 TBSP Salted Butter Softened
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar

Instructions

  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine peanut butter, Nutella, butter and vanilla together until smooth.
  • Slowly add I powdered sugar a little at a time, making sure it's well mixed in after each time.
  • Once all of the powered sugar has been added, you should end up with a thick dough consistency.
  • Divide chocolate peanut butter dough into 8 equal parts.
  • Mold one portion completely around one pretzel rod and form a cone shape with the pointy end at the top.
  • The pretzel should be completely covered.
  • Place on the parchment lined baking tray and repeat the process with the remaining dough and pretzels.
  • Starting at the bottom and working your way up in a spiral, press in one cereal square at a time and a slight angle pointing upwards.
  • Once you've gotten to the top, carefully slice a cereal square in half on the diagonal using a serrated knife.
  • These will create your top middle pieces.
  • Dust each pinecone with extra powdered sugar to make the appearance of snow!
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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Notes

*If you are not serving these right away, do not add the extra dusting of powdered sugar over the top until you are just read to serve them. 

*Originally posted November 2014 and updated November 2021.

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