These Nutter Butter Acorns are super adorable treats, easily assembled with minimal ingredients while providing maximum enjoyment for kids and adults alike!
They’re the perfect Fall-inspired food craft to make with the kiddies as a fun activity and would also make a delightful addition to any Fall-themed charcuterie board when it comes to entertaining.
Mini Nutter Butter Bites
Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses
Mini Chocolate Kisses
- To create a chocolate “glue”, melt about 1/4 cup of the mini chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
- Dip each mini chip in the melted chocolate and attach them to the Nutter Butters. This will be your acorn stem, it may be helpful to use tweezers.
- Unwrap your hershey Kisses and dip each one into the melted chocolate and attach it to the opposite side of the Nutter Butters.
- Let the chocolate harden for about 3-5 minutes and then serve!
You can store these Nutter Butter acorns in a parchment-lined airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Bear in mind that storing these edible cookie acorns in the refrigerator may lead to the cookies going slightly soft so it’s best to eat them as soon as possible after storage.
CAN I FREEZE THESE NUTTER BUTTER ACORNS?
I don’t recommend freezing these Nutter Butter Acorns. The Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses may start to ‘bloom’ (a term used to describe the discoloration of chocolate on the surface from extended freezer storage).
In addition to that, the freezing and thawing process may also affect the crunchy cookie sandwiches, turning them somewhat soft after a while.
The thing to bear in mind when microwaving chocolate is that it has little to no water in it whatsoever. Therefore, it can burn very quickly, which will affect the flavor, of course.
Therefore, to safely microwave your chocolate chips, I recommend running it through the microwave for short bursts of no more than 20-30 seconds on low heat. This won’t burn the chocolate but melt it into a workable consistency.
The other thing you should consider is the fact that regular chocolate chips often require the addition of a neutral flavored oil (such as vegetable or canola oil) in order to achieve a smooth consistency without any lumps. But, since you’re only using this melted chocolate as a ‘glue’ and not to coat your treat, it’s not going to be an issue if you have some lumps in the melted chocolate.
Yes, you can, although that may alter the finished look of these edible acorns. One idea is to use something like Nilla Wafers, sandwiched by melted chocolate or butterscotch chips and then create a cross stitch effect by marking the wafers with melted butterscotch chips using a toothpick or by drawing on the wafers with a food-safe pen.
TIPS FOR MAKING NUTTER BUTTER ACORNS
- Try using different chocolate as the glue! You can use any chocolate that you might like as the glue – it will all stick the different components of the acorns together. I’d suggest using white chocolate – it could provide an interesting additional flavor and color to the final acorns.
- Frosting can also be used as an alternative to the melted chocolate chips such as chocolate frosting.
- Try adding environmental details to your acorns. I love the idea of adding a little bit of confectioner’s sugar to the tops of these acorns – that may be wonderful for a winter theme, as it could make the acorns appear to be sprinkled with snow!
- These adorable acorns are so easy to assemble – they’d be great as a food craft to assemble with the kids this Fall.
- Add these Nutter Butter Acorns to a Fall-inspired charcuterie board for seasonal parties and celebrations.
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