Chocolate Acorns
These fun 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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