Chocolate lovers and dessert enthusiasts, gather around! Today I am sharing a recipe for White Chocolate Covered Brownie Pinecones.
Before you ask the obvious question, I will answer it for you! These are 100% edible and they are not made with real pinecones. Let me share how to make these adorable and delicious white chocolate-covered brownie pinecones. And yes, I snuck some chocolate ones in there too!
Chocolate Pinecone Dessert Brownies
With their rich, chocolaty flavor and eye-catching appearance, these pinecones are perfect for any occasion that calls for something special. So, preheat your oven, gather your ingredients, and let’s create some edible magic!
Chocolate-Covered Brownie Pinecones: A Delightful Treat for All Occasions
This Chocolate-Covered Brownie Pinecones recipe transforms a simple box of brownie mix into an enchanting forest-themed dessert that’s as fun to make as it is to eat.
With the rich flavors of brownies, the crunch of sliced almonds, and the smoothness of melted white chocolate, these pinecones are sure to be a hit at any gathering.
How to Make these Pinecones
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- one – Mix the ingredients for the brownies.
- two – Stir together.
- three – Pour in an 8″ x 8″ glass pan.
- four – Bake until just cooked. Do not overcook. The edges of my pan are too cooked and can’t be used.
- five – Form small triangles from the cooked brownie dough. If they dry out, mix with soft butter until they are easier to work with.
- six – Place the cones on parchment paper.
Gently place sliced almonds into the brownie mix. Be gentle, as the slices will break. Also, try to point them up a bit.
Here are all of the pinecones as they are ready for the melted chocolate.
Pour the chocolate over the top of the pinecone. Add decorative sugar or flaked coconut if desired.
- 1 box of your favorite brownie mix (plus ingredients called for on the box, usually water, oil, and eggs)
- 3 cups of sliced almonds
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 2 cups of white chocolate chips
- 2 cups of chocolate chips
- 6 tablespoons of coconut oil - three TBL for each chocolate
- powdered sugar or coconut flakes
- Prepare the Brownie Mix: Follow the instructions on your brownie mix box to prepare the batter. Most mixes require you to add water, oil, and eggs. Mix until well combined.
- Bake the Brownies: Pour the batter into a greased baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake according to the package instructions but don't overcook! When a toothpick is inserted into the center and comes out clean they are done. They should still be gooey. Let the brownies cool slightly (only until they are ok to touch) and start the next step.
- Shape Your Pinecones: Once cooled, crumble the brownies into a large bowl. Melt the butter and mix it into the crumbled brownies until the mixture is moldable. Shape the mixture into oval pinecone shapes, around two inches in length.
- Add the Almonds: Press the sliced almonds into the brownie shapes, starting at the bottom and working your way to the top. Overlap the almonds slightly to mimic the appearance of pinecone scales.
- Set the Brownies: Place in the freezer for about an hour.
- Melt the White and Chocolate: In a double boiler or a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips with coconut oil. Stir until smooth.
- Coat the Pinecones: Dip each brownie pinecone into the melted white chocolate, ensuring an even coating. You can also pour over the top if it is easier. Let the excess chocolate drip off. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and/or coconut flakes.
- Set the Chocolate: Place the chocolate-covered pinecones on a parchment-lined tray. Refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes, or until the chocolate sets.
Serving and Storage
Serve these chocolate-covered brownie pinecones as a standalone treat or as part of a dessert platter. They’re particularly delightful during the holidays or as a centerpiece for themed parties. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Tips for Perfect Pinecones
- Brownie Consistency: Make sure your brownie mix is moist enough to mold. If it’s too dry, add a bit more butter.
- Almond Placement: For a more realistic look, try to angle the almond slices slightly upwards as you press them into the brownie.
- Chocolate Coating: If the white or dark chocolate is too thick, add a little more coconut oil to thin it out.
- Creative Variations: Feel free to experiment with different types of chocolate for coating. Dark and milk chocolate can offer a delicious contrast.
Chocolate-covered brownie pinecones are a whimsical and delicious treat that’s sure to impress. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or new to the kitchen, this recipe is straightforward and fun to create.
Q: Can I use homemade brownie mix instead of a box mix?
A: Absolutely! If you have a favorite homemade brownie recipe, feel free to use that.
Q: How do I store these if I make them in advance?
A: Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep well for up to a week.
Q: Can I use other nuts instead of almonds?
A: While sliced almonds work best for the pinecone effect, you can experiment with other nuts for a different texture or taste.
Making these chocolate pinecones is not just about making a dessert; it’s about creating an experience. Each pinecone is a little work of art, bringing joy and a touch of whimsy to your table. So, why wait? Indulge in this delightful culinary adventure and enjoy the smiles it brings to your loved ones’ faces. Happy baking!
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