This past year, I have tried to experiment more with my favorite “pinned” recipes. Whenever the holidays roll around, I always feel it is the perfect opportunity to try a festive treat. So far this year, I have created 4th of July Star Cookies and Halloween Boo cookies (“they’re scary good” was their tag line), and heading into thanksgiving this week I wanted to try something “thanksgiving” related.
I always see pictures of those turkey cookies (you know, the ones with the Keebler cookie bottoms and backs with a Reese’s as the body and the Whopper as the head with Candy corn as the feathers), but this time I wanted to do something different (and a little bit easier – I wasn’t feeling like I could take on a big task this weekend), so I landed on these mini acorns as my thanksgiving treat! When I first saw these my first thought was: So CUTE! My second thought: I can TOTALLY do this!
Typically around the holidays I find myself wanting to bake for coworkers or family (or myself), so I always try to find a recipe that is “group friendly”. Portable, easy to grab, not-so-messy types of recipes are always the key, and this one certainly fits the bill! These are SUPER simple to make and their mini size allows you to pop them into your mouth, allowing you the opportunity to not feel so guilty because you can’t remember how many you’ve eaten :).
Let’s get started!
You will need 1/2 cup to 1 cup of milk chocolate (I just grabbed some chocolate chips I had on hand, but you can use bars or melting chocolate), 1 bag of bite size nutter butters, 1 bag of Hersheys Kisses, 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips.
Melt 1 cup of milk chocolate over a double broiler. What is a double broiler? I’ll tell you. Grab a sauce pot and fill it about 1/3 of the way up with water. Place a glass or metal bowl on top of the pot and be sure the bottom doesn’t touch the water. Place the chocolate in the bowl and bring the water to medium simmer. Stir occasionally until the chocolate begins to melt. Once the chocolate looks about 1/3-2/3 melted, stir continuously until the chocolate has completely broken down.
Ok, Let’s get this show on the road! Now it’s time to grab the other players of the game: Nutter Butter Bites, Hershey’s Kisses, and mini chocolate chips. Assemble the acorns by grabbing an unwrapped Hershey’s kiss and dipping the bottom into the melted chocolate, and place it on the nutter butter bite. the melted chocolate acts like a glue and helps it to stick together. At this point, continue to fuse the kisses and nutter butter’s together and let them set before putting the top on.
Once the chocolate has had time to set (about as long as it takes you to finish) grab the mini chocolate chips and dip them into the melt chocolate and put them on top of the acorns. If it’s too hard to dip the mini chocolate chips, you can always spoon on a little chocolate on the cookie then place the chip on top. *If the melted chocolate has gotten hard on you, pop in in the microwave for 15 second intervals until it softens again.
Aren’t they so cute?! These mini acorns are delicious and they pop in your mouth so easily! I packed mine in an air tight container and brought them to work the next day. I hope you enjoy these mini acorn thanksgiving treats as much as I did!
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips (or bar), melted
- 1 package of Hershey Kisses, unwrapped
- 1 package of bite size Nutter Butter's
- 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips
- Wax paper
- In a double broiler, add 1 cup milk chocolate to a bowl over a simmering pot of water. Let the chocolate melt about 1/3 of the way then continually stir the chocolate until it is all incorporated and smooth
- Once the chocolate has melted remove it from bowl from the pot of water and set aside
- Grab an unwrapped Hershey Kiss and dip the bottom of it into the milk chocolate, then place it on top of the nutter butter cookie. Place them on top of wax paper to allow the melted chocolate to set.
- Continue this process until all of the kisses are connected to the cookies.
- Grab a mini chocolate chip, dip it into the melted chocolate and add it to the top of the cookie.
- Let the chocolate set then pop one in your mouth for a taste test!