Acorn Treats Recipe
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 48 milk chocolate kisses
- 48 Nutter Butter Bites
- 1. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Spread the flat side of each kiss with a small amount of melted chocolate; immediately attach each to a cookie.
- 2. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert a small round tip. Fill with remaining melted chocolate. Pipe a stem onto each acorn. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets; refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.
1 cookie: 47 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Reviews for Acorn Treats
"I made these to take to a ladies lunch, and they were such a hit, both in appearance and flavor. They were popular, too, in the size. That makes them dangerous, if you ask me, but I know I'll be making these often for fall functions. I used dark chocolate kisses and dark chocolate chips for the stems because dark is better for you, and I didn't want to mess with piping."
"Haven't made them, but they look adorable and I'll probably make them for Thanksgiving. One question, how many Kisses are in a bag. It calls for 48, is that approximately 1 bag? Thanks!"
"Super simple and so cute. My granddaughter enjoyed making these with me. The second time I made them I used mini vanilla wafers in lieu of the peanut butter cookies. I also made a batch using pumpkin spice kisses."
"I used dark chocolate and caramel filled Kisses to make mine. Yum!"
"I can't wait to try these for the first time. One question: Where in the photo is the stem, per instructions to "pipe a stem onto each acorn using a pastry bag"?"
"I just made these this afternoon. It was so quick and easy and they turned out super cute! To make them look a little more like an actual acorn, I split the cookies and topped each kiss with half a cookie. I think it would taste better to use the whole cookie since you'd get more peanut butter flavor, but if you're just going for looks, half a cookie looks way better. I was going to use mini chocolate chips for the stem but didn't have any, so I just followed the instructions and piped them. A couple didn't look great, but I didn't have as much trouble as I thought I would with it. Will definitely make these again!"
"I sent this idea in, with photos, about a year before it was published. I came up with the idea years ago when my children were in grammar school. I used to make these little acorns, along with cupcake turkeys, throughout their grammar school days and still make them for our Thanksgiving celebrations. Everyone always loves them!To KarenSaurer: The stem is piped onto the top of the cookie.KatieJo: Using half a cookie makes the top of the "acorn" too thin, unlike a real acorn whose top is half of the whole acorn and, as noted, you lose much of the peanut butter flavor. Glad you like them, though :)"
"You could use Ritz Bits Peanut butter for a salty/sweet combo. Have not made these but thought they were Ritz until I read the recipe. I love they way they look and so easy too. Can't decide how I will make these for our gathering. So I gave it 1 star so I could write a comment. I would probably give it 5 stars after I make them up."
"These were fun & easy to make. I used premade chocolate frosting to hold the pieces together and chocolate chips for the stem instead of the melted chocolate and it worked out great. My 5 year old could make them by herself. We also made half with mini vanilla oreos for the people that dont like peanut butter."
"These are absolutely adorable! My kids had a great time making these treats with me. It may just become a new holiday tradition."
"Awesome conversation piece...one twist. Rather than chocolate morsels, I used Peanut Butter morsels!!! Yummy"
"These were so simple to make and such a big hit with family and friends, almost too adorable to eat.. will definately be a part of our holiday treats to come."
"This simple recipe was an excellent project to make with my 6 year old son for school. We both had a great deal of fun while learning and following directions."
"Made this with my 6yr old niece for Thanksgiving. It was lots of fun because it was so simple. The most difficult part was keeping the other family members from eating them as fast as we could assemble them."
"So easy to make -and so festive, specially when placed on napkins with leaves. Used flavored kisses (mint, cherry) and was so tasty after!"
"easy, cute and yummy! Perfect for the grandkids!"
"A big hit with old and young alike! and tasty too."
"It says that there are 6 reviews; where are they? I like to read the reviews before I go make something new because oft times experience is a great teacher"
"Super easy to make and very cute!"
"I love these! They are so easy to make and look great and best of all they taste great! I will be making these again and again!"
"These are such cute little treats. They are very rich though. I think I might try using peanut butter flavored chips to attached together. The Hershey kiss is almost an overwhelming chocolate taste. I used one of the other suggestions and attached choc. chips to the top for stems. Will definitely make these again!"
"I agree with the use of melted chocolate to put the chip on the top."