3 cups Chex Chocolate cereal or comparable (I used Chocolate Fiber One cereal)
6 pretzel sticks (I used the thicker dipping sticks)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1. Mix the peanut butter, Nutella, butter, and powdered sugar in a bowl.
3. Holding it steady by using the tip of the pretzel as a handle, start inserting pieces of cereal into the peanut butter mixture in a symmetrical pattern around the stick. Add more cereal pieces, staggering them as you move upward, until you get near the top.
4. Cut several cereal pieces into triangles and add those to the top.
5. For a “snowy” effect, dust the pinecone with powdered sugar.