Thanksgiving Acorns

I am home sweet home, and I know more than anything that that means good food. :) My mom always hosts Thanksgiving for our family and there are always at least 25 people in our little house every year. This year, my mom found this cute snack that she’d been dying to have me make with her, which she had apparently already made earlier in the month but my family gobbled them up.

These acorn treats are so simple to make, so cute, and so yummy that I had to share!

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Only four ingredients are needed:

  1. Hershey’s Kisses
  2. Nutter Butters
  3. White Icing
  4. Chocolate Chips

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First, we broke the Nutter Butters in half and layed the inside part face-up. You want the criss-cross side to be visible on the acorn.

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When you split them in half, usually the peanut butter sticks to one side. On those, you simply stick the Kiss to it. On the sides without the peanut butter, we added a dot of icing to act as glue for the Kiss to stick to.

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On the other side of the cracker, add a dot of icing and stick the chocolate chip to it.

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Tips:

  • Don’t be tempted to press the kiss too hard into the peanut butter, otherwise the cookie will crack! It only needs to be gently pressed and it will stick. Remember, you can always add icing if you are afraid of them falling apart.
  • If you don’t like icing, you can always melt a couple of chocolate chips to act as glue and dip the bottom of the kiss/chocolate chip and stick them to the Nutter Butter. We love icing though, so we went the traditional route. :)
  • If you want to increase your Nutter Butter to chocolate ratio, don’t split the Nutter Butters in half! Use a one whole Nutter Butter for the top part of the acorn instead. We split them in half because we have a lot of people coming over and wanted to make as many as we could!
  • Only use a minimal amount of icing, so that it can’t be seen. My mom loved to douse the Nutter Butters in icing because she loved to eat the icing – but the presentation isn’t as nice. You can tell which ones she did and which ones I did. :P
  • I put three of the acorns in my hand at once to ice the other side. It made the process take a lot less time!

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Voila! You have yummy, delicious acorns! :)

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Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’ll be wearing my fat pants. ;)