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Acorn Treats Recipe

Acorn Treats Recipe

You only need three ingredients to make these super simple Acorn Treats! —Jane Stasik, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling YIELD:48 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 47 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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engprof User ID: 889040 254090
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2016

"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."

BIGJOHNSGAL User ID: 6260528 239374
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015

"These were fun & easy to make! Everyone loved them at Thanksgiving! Will be a tradition from now on!"

SaceyK1 User ID: 6002576 237160
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

"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!"

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 235979
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2015 Edited Nov. 26, 2016

"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."

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 233329
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2015

"These are cute and easy. I made them several years ago. I use a miniature chocolate chip for the stem. I am going to put them on a peanut butter cake for Thanksgiving this year."

[email protected] User ID: 193450 196599
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"I used dark chocolate and caramel filled Kisses to make mine. Yum!"

karensaurer User ID: 1973010 119891
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2014

"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"?"

katiejo9 User ID: 4148103 114889
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"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!"

KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 195949
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014 Edited Nov. 30, 2014

"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 :)"

susiema User ID: 5725273 121287
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014

"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."

aboyle03 User ID: 578347 187032
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

"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."

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 137704
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"These are so easy to make!! They look great as decoration on the dinner table. easy to snack on. Instead of piping the acorn stems I used mini chocolate chips and attached them with the melted chocolate that I used to attach the chocolate kiss to the cookie."

hchambers User ID: 7140928 183438
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"These are absolutely adorable! My kids had a great time making these treats with me. It may just become a new holiday tradition."

Krustykop User ID: 7087012 137702
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"Awesome conversation twist. Rather than chocolate morsels, I used Peanut Butter morsels!!! Yummy"

boobookitty1 User ID: 6976992 195948
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"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."

kgeddes User ID: 1637879 121286
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"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."

Hot Dodge User ID: 6835688 183436
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"These were a big hit at my book club meeting. They are really easy, and cute. I used kisses with almonds and the regular kisses. They are tasty and I think I will make more for our family Thanksgiving."

mamaDJ User ID: 3145696 193580
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"I made the Acorns last year at Thanksgiving and the were a hit with kids and adults alike. I used miniature chocolate chips for the stem. I used a dab of chocolate icing to attach them."

mamaDJ User ID: 3145696 137699
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"I amde the Acorns last year at Thanksgiving and the were a hit with kids and adults alike. I used miniture chocolate chips for the stem. I used a dab of chocolate icing to attach them."

DeHamm1100 User ID: 1009677 119890
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"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."

Jkmerr User ID: 6290583 196954
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"So easy to make -and so festive, specially when placed on napkins with leaves. Used flavored kisses (mint, cherry) and was so tasty after!"

kimcools User ID: 6326636 114887
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"These are adorable and they were not hard to make. We actually used a can of chocolate fudge frosting to adhere the nutter butters and chocolate chips on. You must let them set up, but we did not have to refrigerate for that to work.

So many compliments on these, thanks for an AWESOME recipe!!!"

fuzzyvizzion User ID: 4755527 136537
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"These little cuties have just become our newest family tradition! Very cute...easy easy easy and who wouldn't love a peanut butter and chocolate dessert? :)"

littleryan User ID: 3871147 193579
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"easy, cute and yummy! Perfect for the grandkids!"

bkistner User ID: 3522129 183432
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"A big hit with old and young alike! and tasty too."

Cayse User ID: 1163846 187031
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"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"

cjmueth User ID: 2001529 183431
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"Everyone loved them. They looked so cute on my table for Thanksgiving. I put 2 in front of the place settings. Very easy to make. I also used chocolate chips for the stem. the miniature ones."

Kichler073 User ID: 32326 119889
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"Super easy to make and very cute!"

kellybey User ID: 4479938 136532
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2011

"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!"

urbanfarmgirl User ID: 6163738 193577
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"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!"

darr2w User ID: 743989 193576
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2011

"I agree with the use of melted chocolate to put the chip on the top."

cookbookmom User ID: 807408 212982
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"I suggest using a dab of chocolate to attach a chocolate chip to the top for the stem--easier than trying to get a perfect dollop of melted chocolate!"

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