As usual, we started by deciding on the ingredients (materials) to use to make our chocolate pine cones. Sous Chef J decided the pine cone would need a 'centre' and thought a curly wurly would be good for this.
Cutting down a curly wurly into shorter pieces, we had the centre ready to be used. (A note of caution, if the curly wurly is too cold, the internal toffee tends to shatter)
We used melted chocolate chips as the cement/glue to stick the buttons in place.
Using the same technique as we did for making our Rudolph Heads, we placed chocolate chips in a small plastic bag, which was then put in hot water to melt them, before cutting off one corner of the bag. This was then squeezed out where needed to stick the buttons together to make the pine cone shape.