If you’re looking for a quirky and incredibly delicious christmas dessert, try making these chocolate pinecones.
Chocoholics are in for a treat with these Chocolate Pinecones because they are delish! They’re nice and crunchy, with bits of pretzel and cereal mixed in amongst some yummy nutella and peanut butter.
Each bite is sinfully sweet, you won’t be able to resist going back in for seconds.
How to Store Chocolate Pinecones
To preserve the crispness of the cereal and pretzel, you’ll want to store the Chocolate Pinecones in a cool, dry place at room temperature. This is because refrigerating and freezing them will affect the moisture level, which can make them soggy.
Store the Chocolate Pinecones in an airtight container for 3 to 5 days.
Edible Chocolate Pinecones
- Prep Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 6 pinecones 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 3 cups chocolate cereal
- 6 pretzel sticks
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup Nutella
- 3 tbsp butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Beat the peanut butter, butter and Nutella until smooth.
- Add the powdered sugar and beat to combine.
- Divide the mixture into 6 equal balls.
- Take one ball and shape it like a cone.
- Insert the pretzel stick into a center of the cone.
- Insert pieces of cereal into the peanut butter mixture in a symmetrical pattern around the stick until you make a pinecone.
- Repeat same for the remaining ingredients.
Why Are My Chocolate Pinecones Soft and Soggy?
With Chocolate Pinecones, the tricky part is getting the pretzels and cereal to stay crisp.
The key to this is to minimize excess water and moisture so that it doesn’t turn soggy. Completely coating the pretzel and cereal in the peanut butter, butter, and Nutella should do the trick.
Exposed parts of the cereal and pretzel will soften eventually, so keep this in mind when coating them.
My Chocolate Pinecones Are Falling Apart! What To Do?
It’s perfectly normal for your Chocolate Pinecones to fall apart sometimes. This may be due to your coating being too thin. The peanut butter, butter, and Nutella are the glue that holds the pretzel and cereal together, so be sure to put a generous coating on there.
Once you’re done forming the cone, you can refrigerate it for a while until the shape sets into a firmer pinecone.
Another reason why it could be falling apart is it’s too big and heavy to hold itself together. Try making a smaller pinecone shape and see if that works better.