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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Chocolate Pinecones will make a great addition to any holiday board.
- Wow your guests with these extremely realistic looking pinecones that are 100% edible.
- The base is made with simple, pantry staple ingredients.
- They’re topped with a specific cereal to create that pinecone look.
- This pine cone dessert is beautiful, festive, delicious and easy to make dessert.
- If you loved this one, be sure to check out my sugar cookie truffles for another holiday idea.
Ingredients And Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Chocolate Pinecones. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
The base of this dessert is made with chocolate tahini, I like to use the one from Soom Foods. It tastes just like nutella but with a bit less sugar. It’s also a great nut-free option.
Pure maple syrup is my favorite unrefined sweetener to use in my recipes. However, you can use honey or agave instead.
I prefer to use vanilla bean paste but vanilla bean extract works just as good.
Unsweetened cacao will add a deep rich chocolate flavor. Coco powder works great too.
Almond flour adds a great texture, however, you can substitute it for oat flour if you’d like. But you may not need as much, just add in little by little until you reach the desired consistency of a dough.
To create that pinecone texture, you must get the Nestle Chocapic cereal on amazon.
How To Make
ONE: Make the base by combining all the wet ingredients together in a bowl and then mixing in the almond flour.
TWO: Next, create pinecone shapes with the dough and place them on a plate.
THREE: Then, add on the cereal pieces one by one until the entire dough is covered. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy.
Tips And Tricks
Mix together the wet ingredients first before mixing in the almond flour.
You can use oat flour for this recipe, but you may not need as much as almond flour is more fine. Start with 1/2 cup and add in more as needed.
How To Serve And Store
Serve these Edible Chocolate Pinecones with dusted powdered sugar and enjoy by taking a bite.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy up to 7 days.
Taste And Texture
These Chocolate Pinecones taste like chocolate cake with a crunchy texture. The chocolate cereal is similar to a cocoa pebble.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes you can, just use oat flour instead of almond flour, however, you may not need as much. Start with 1/2 cup and add in more as needed.
Yup, these are naturally vegan.
Other Recipes You May Like
- Sugar Cookie Truffles
- No Bake Brownies
- Christmas Puff Pastry
- Pretzel Christmas Crack
- Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
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