Chocolate Acorns

By Ann Fulton

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These adorable fall treats are easy to make and fun to eat! Chocolate acorns are great project for kids and make a lovely host gift. Just place in a cellophane bag and tie with a bow. 


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 helpful tips. If there is a fun seasonal craft or snack that you enjoy making, feel free to mention in the comment section below!

These adorable fall treats are easy to make and fun to eat! Make a few or dozens. Options and helpful tips included!
Chocolate Acorns
These adorable fall treats are easy to make and fun to eat. As an option, peanut butter may be used as your "glue" instead of the melted chips. Although it will not harden and hold firmly like the chips, it will still taste great!
  • Hersey Kisses
  • Mini vanilla wafers
  • Chocolate chips (may use peanut butter or butterscotch chips or a mix; see photo)
  1. Unwrap the Hershey Kisses.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Store acorns in an airtight container.
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  1. Sylvia Ross

    After searching a few stores I finally found mini mills wafers. They were very uneven and ragged edges. Not suitable for these acorns at all which wafers did you use?

    1. Ann Post author

      Hi Sylvia, I’ve used the Nilla brand. Perhaps the box you purchased wasn’t handled well in the shipping process, and I’m sorry that happened. The store you purchased them from would likely replace the box, although you may have the same issue if the other boxes on the shelf were in the same shipment.

  2. MaeWest

    Forgot to ask in my post…how long will these stay fresh…how can these be stored…can they be put in the refigerator or freezer without the vanilla wafer getting soggy? THANKS a million! ♥

    1. Ann Post author

      The chocolate acorns will keep a month or more when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. If the environment isn’t humid, they’ll likely keep longer. Although I haven’t tried, you could likely freeze them too. As long as no moisture gets into the container, the vanilla wafers should stay crisp. Hope this helps!

  3. MaeWest

    Love, love, LOVE this cute recipe. I use melted chocolate wafers in a squeeze bottle, like I use for filled chocolates.

    1) With regular Hershey Kisses, I put a chocolate chip (the label: ACORN KISSES).
    2) With Hershey Almond Kisses, a butterscotch chip on top. (label: ALMOND ACORN KISgSES with BUTTERSCOTCH CHIP (so people with peanut allergies know it isn’t a peanut butter chip).

    Such a fun, fun, fun recipe that my therapists, dentist, & grandkids LOVE! Me too! YAY!
    P.S. The hardest part is getting mini wafers that aren’t broken or chipped!

    1. Ann Post author

      Love your comment and I’m laughing about the hardest part. Some boxes likely get jiggled a little too hard during shipment. Love your labeling system, and how thoughtful of you to share the “acorns” with so many people!

  4. Lakey

    These are the cutest little cookie treats. I’m rushing out to the grocery today to buy the ingredients to make for my neighbors as a Fall Surprise! Thank you Ann.

  5. Cynthia Sattora

    I made these this morning. Instead of melting chocolate chips I used chocolate frosting. I lot easier. You can whip these up in no time!!
    Happy Fall!
    Cynthia Sattora