Here is winter themed treat we found on Pinterest! The recipe came from Hand Made Charlotte by Sandra Denneler. We thought it would be something fun to make with family or for the family this time of year! Try it for yourself and let us know what you think!
What you will need:
· 3 cups Chex Chocolate cereal or comparable (Chocolate Fiber One cereal)
· 6 pretzel sticks
· 1/2 cup peanut butter
· 1/4 cup Nutella or a chocolate hazelnut spread
· 3 tablespoons butter, softened
· 1 cup powdered sugar
Mix the peanut butter, Nutella, butter, and powdered sugar in a bowl.
Take a pretzel stick and mold some of the peanut butter mixture around it, forming a slight cone shape.
Holding it steady by using the tip of the pretzel as a handle, start inserting pieces of cereal into the peanut butter mixture in a symmetrical pattern around the stick. Add more cereal pieces, staggering them as you move upward, until you get near the top.
Cut several cereal pieces into triangles and add those to the top (most pinecone scales get smaller toward the end.)
If your pinecone is getting too tall, cut off the top of the pretzel and add a dollop of peanut butter mixture to cover it. Insert a few more triangle pieces of cereal into the top of the pinecone.
For a “snowy” effect, dust the pinecone with powdered sugar.