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Acorn Treats Recipe

Acorn Treats Recipe

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

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 48 milk chocolate kisses
  • 48 Nutter Butter Bites

Directions

  • 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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meliss.beyer
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2017

"My mom and I made these for my baby shower that is on Sunday. The hardest part was finding the mini nutter butters! Aldi randomly had them :) they came out really cute! I would have given 5 stars but putting the chocolate on the top was a struggle. It didn't come out perfectly. It was either too cooled that the chocolate was hard to pipe or too hot that it was runny. Overall, really quick and easy fall treat."

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engprof
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."

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BIGJOHNSGAL
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015

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

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SaceyK1
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!"

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ebramkamp
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."

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Queenlalisa
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."

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

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

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karensaurer
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"?"

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katiejo9
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!"

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KristineChayes
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 :)"

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