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Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dessert like a squirrel.
Yup, today I ate acorns. But not your usual acorns. These were chocolatey, crispy, Hershey acorns. They tasted amazing, and they’re so super cute to look at.
The best part? SO EASY. Literally. They look more put together than the time put in. From start to finish, I spent all of about 15 minutes putting these together. The hardest part of the whole thing is unwrapping your candies. I’m telling you, this recipe’s a keeper.
A few years ago I saw these done in a similar way, but decided to do my own version. I was looking for something “attractive” for fall/Thanksgiving, a snackable treat, and nothing that would be too difficult. So rather than the average hershey kiss/nilla wafer version, I incorporated some different colors and textures to make a more visually appealing plate. For the acorn body, I used dark and milk chocolate kisses (for contrasting colors – I tried to find white chocolate but I don’t know if they even exist), and for the acorn hat, I used mini nutter butters and mini fudge stripe cookies (for different textures). Alternating kisses and cookies makes your acorns look way cool. Looks great, tastes better.
Ingredient-wise, you need four things. Yes. Four. Check it out:
First step of the process is to unwrap all of your Hershey kisses (both flavors), and separate your nutter butter cookies (keep one half and eat the other half immediately before someone else does). Have everything laid out for easy access: hershey kisses, cookies, and mini chocolate chips. You want everything to be prepared and ready for “gluing” so that you can grab, stick, and move on to the next.
Next, you’re going to put your regular chocolate chips into a piping bag and microwave for about 25-30 seconds. Cut a hole in the tip AFTER you are done microwaving (don’t learn this the hard way), and make sure it’s small enough that your chocolate glue doesn’t come flying out full force.
Last but not least, glue it all together. I like to start by piping the chocolate out onto a Hershey kiss, sticking on one of the caps, and letting it sit for a minute so that the glue can harden. I do that with each, and then take the mini chocolate chip stems and glue them on after. You can pipe the glue onto the mini chip or the cookie, either is fine. But I have found that piping on to the chocolate chip makes for a cleaner appearance. Either way, totally up to you.
Once these babies are done, you have one of three options:
- Bring them into the woods for a picnic with the squirrels.
- Eat them all in one sitting.
- Put them on a decorative Thanksgiving plate and amaze all of your friends and family with your breathtaking talent.
I went with number three, but I’m considering number one for next time. It feels like the down-to-earth thing to do. Always befriend squirrels.
Thanks for stopping by you guys, I always love having you here. I hope you liked these as much as I did! They are totally versatile and fun, and the hershey/cookie combo is so yummy. I’m sure that if every acorn in the world was made the same way that these are, we’d all be a much happier colony of humans. And the squirrels would stop stealing my bird seed.
Did you make these? A different Thanksgiving snack? Tell me all about it! ↓↓