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These Chocolate Pinecone Treats Are as Beautiful as They Are Tasty

December 7th, 2015

This year, we’re celebrating the holidays with 12 days of Christmas cookies, and kicking things off with a creative recipe for fudge pinecones. These beautiful treats are quick and fun to make with kids, and also a truly healthy way to indulge your sweet tooth.

Chocolate Pinecones

Yield: 12 cookies
Total Time: 20 minutes

2 cups unsweetened nut butter (i.e. almond, cashew, peanut)
1/4 cup raw honey
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon sea salt
Sliced almonds

Place nut butter, honey, cacao powder, vanilla, and sea salt in the bowl of a food processor.

Process until mixture is well combined and comes together like fudge.

Divide into 12 pieces and form into egg-like ovals, elongated at one end. Starting at the smaller end, insert sliced almonds into fudge, gradually adding more and overlapping rows to create a pinecone-like structure. Store covered for up to one week.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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This article is related to: Christmas, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Recipe, Vegetarian

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