Winter Fun: Day 19


Some days everyone could use a little pick-me-up… and sometimes the perfect pick-me-up is chocolate! Get creative with how you incorporate the sweet treat into your daily routine with a few wintry ideas below.



Edible, Snowy Chocolate Pinecones

What You’ll Need:

Makes 6 Servings
3 Cups of Chocolate Fiber One Cereal or Chex Chocolate Cereal
6 Pretzel Rods
½ Cup Peanut Butter
¼ Cup Nutella Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
3 Tablespoons Butter, softened
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
            Additional ¼ Cup for Dusting on Top


  1. Mix the peanut butter, Nutella, butter and powdered sugar in a bowl.
  2. Mold some of the mixture around a pretzel rod, forming a shape similar to a cone.
  3. Use the top of the pretzel rod as a handle and start sticking pieces of the cereal into the mixture in a symmetrical pattern.
  4. Stagger the cereal pieces as you move upward.
  5. For smaller pieces at the top, break the cereal apart. Note: If the pinecone is too tall, break off the top of the pretzel rod and add some of the mixture to the top so no remaining pretzel is showing.
  6. Dust the final product with the powdered sugar for a snowy effect.
  7. Repeat steps 2-6 to create each pinecone.

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Hot Chocolate Science

What You’ll Need:

  • Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Mugs
  • Towel/Plate
  • Pitcher (something to pour from)

Mix up your day with a little science. In the bottom of the mug, put the baking soda (about ¼ cup) and then add the powdered hot chocolate mix. Now, here comes the fun: vinegar. Experiment with pouring different amounts of vinegar into the mug to see how much and how high you can make the mix bubble. It’d be good to have a plate or towel underneath the mug in case your kids prove experts at bubbles. Note: Do not let the kids drink this. It’s just for fun.

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