My kids and I made these festive fall treats for the first time last year and, like the pumpkin clementines, they were as much fun to make as they were to eat. Requiring just a few ingredients that are easy to have on hand, you can whip these up in a flash in whatever quantity is desired.
This is hardly a recipe, although I do have a few pointers. If there is a fun seasonal craft or snack that you enjoy making, feel free to mention in the comment section below!
- Hersey Kisses
- Mini vanilla wafers
- Chocolate chips (may use peanut butter or butterscotch chips or a mix; see photo)
- Unwrap the Hershey Kisses.
- In a small bowl, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Start with a few tablespoons, adding more depending on how many "acorns" you are making. This will be your glue.
- Using the tip of a table knife or a popsicle stick, spread a little melted chocolate on the flat side of the vanilla wafer. Stick it to the flat side of the Hershey Kiss and hold for a few seconds. (If the chocolate is very liquidy, it will help to cool it for a few minutes.) Set the acorn on a baking sheet or plate until the chocolate sets. You may place in the refrigerator to speed the process.
- Once the vanilla wafer and Hershey Kiss are glued firmly, warm the melted chocolate if it has hardened. Using a toothpick or popsicle stick, make the stem end of the acorn by "glueing" a chocolate chip to the rounded side of the vanilla wafer. Allow to cool and harden as in the first step.
- Store acorns in an airtight container.