Chocolate Pinecones

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Presenting Chocolate Pinecones, the ultimate holiday dessert that’s both stunning and delicious! Crafted with simple ingredients like almond flour, tahini, and adorned with chocolate cereal, these pinecones will elevate any holiday spread.

Why You’ll Adore This Recipe:

  1. Chocolate Pinecones add a delightful touch to any holiday board.
  2. Impress your guests with these lifelike pinecones that are entirely edible.
  3. The base is made using basic pantry staples, keeping it simple yet delicious.
  4. Topped with a special cereal, they perfectly mimic the texture of real pinecones.
  5. This dessert is a beautiful, festive, and easy-to-make addition to your holiday treats.

Tips And Tricks:

  1. Start by mixing the wet ingredients before adding the almond flour.
  2. Oat flour can be used as a nut-free alternative, but you might need less than almond flour. Begin with 1/2 cup and adjust as necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Can I make these nut-free? Absolutely! Simply substitute almond flour with oat flour, starting with 1/2 cup and adjusting as needed.
  2. Is there a vegan option? Yes, these pinecones are naturally vegan.
  3. How many pinecones does this recipe make? Three delightful pinecones!

Chocolate Pinecones

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 3 PINECONES


  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chocolate tahini or regular almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup Chocapic cereal
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  • In a bowl, mix chocolate tahini, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  • Add almond flour and cacao powder, and mix until a dough forms.
  • Divide the dough into three equal parts and shape each into a pinecone, larger at the bottom and tapered at the top.
  • Starting from the top, press Chocapic cereal into the dough to resemble pinecone scales.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar for a snowy finish. Enjoy!


  • Mix wet ingredients before adding almond flour.
  • Oat flour can be used as an alternative, adjusting quantity as needed.

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