Chocolate Acorns are the cutest Fall or Thanksgiving treat, and with just a couple pantry ingredients they could not be easier to make!
Is it really November? How did that happen?
So, I’m in full swing Thanksgiving planning now, hosting 16 this year! *deep breaths* I thought I would kick things off with something really fun.
I’ve seen these chocolate acorns in Parents Magazine (and Family Fun, which is their subsidiary) for a few years now. I don’t know why it took me so long to make them, but I’m glad I finally did. So cute!
I love that you can make as few or as many as desired.
variations for chocolate acorns
I make mine with Hershey’s chocolate kisses, mini Nilla wafers, melted chocolate, and mini chocolate chips. But there are some other ways to make them fun!
- Make a peanut butter version with Nutter Butter cookies and peanut butter chips
- Replace frosting as the “glue” instead of melted chocolate.
- Use a tiny pretzel stick for the stem.
All super cute!
And if you’re looking for more cute and easy Fall or Thanksgiving goodies, check these out!
They’re all no-bake, so your oven is free for other things.
These would make great little welcoming treat for guests. Along with Caramel Apple Grapes. And Candied Pecans.
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- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 50 mini Nilla wafer cookies
- 50 milk chocolate Hershey's kisses , unwrapped
- 50 mini chocolate chips
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the semisweet chocolate chips in the microwave for about 45 seconds; stir until smooth. Continue microwaving in 15 second intervals, if necessary. Using a spatula, transfer melted chocolate to a small Ziploc bag; snip off a tiny corner.
- Pipe a small amount of the chocolate onto the flat side of each cookie and immediately press a Hershey’s kiss on top to attach it. Place on the prepared baking sheet, cookie side down, and repeat with the remaining cookies and kisses; place in the freezer for 5 minutes to set.
- Pipe a smidge of the melted chocolate onto a mini chocolate chip and attach it to the top of the wafer to create the stem.
- Place back onto the baking sheet until all the acorns are finished. Freeze for another 5 minutes to set completely.
Reader Questions and Reviews
Could I freeze these for a couple weeks
Made this last night, it was delicious! I will definitely be making this again.
Hi Amy,Made this last night, it was delicious! I will definitely be making this again.
Kattia, Such a cute idea for on a cupcake!
How far ahead can these be made?
So very cute and easy to make. I popped these on some vanilla cupcakes.
Made these for Thanksgiving……huge hit, for kids & adults. When the day was done & I sat down to relax & reached for the dish of acorns…..all gone! Thanks for sharing.
Ha! They go fast at my house, too!
They are adorable! Made these last weekend with my chocolate loving mother-in-law!
These are delightful! Once the “acorns” are set in the refrigerator, can they be packed in little boxes? I wouldn’t want them to fall apart.
Hi Karen! Once they are removed out of the refrigerator, the chocolate does soften of course, but I haven’t experienced them coming “unglued” … having said that, I’ve only wait 1-2 days to give them to people, so I don’t know how they’ll fair after a long period of time or if you’re shipping them.
I LOVE chocolate! With that said, I wonder if using powdered sugar and water as a “glue” would make them stick longer? Thanks for this easy-peasy idea! ?
Maybe just use nutella for glue?
Can I make these with chocolate frosting I am working with pre schoolers
Ok I would love to make these, I have never seen mini nilla waffers. Where do you find them.
Hi Julie – I get them at Target and/or Walmart!
Okay, these are beyond adorable. Not only that, but they look so addictive! They’ll be a perfect snack to display, but I don’t think it will last long! ;)
These are so cute, will great for Thanksgiving :)
These were a huge hit at our church cookie walk!
THESE WOULD BE CUTE FOR THANKSGIVING FOR LITTLE KIDS.
Yep! That’s what I wrote about :)
I made these with the grandkids. We have a big Oak tree. and they are always gathering acorns for the squirrels lol – they were fun to assemble and didn’t last long. Thanks for sharing
my little cousins/my aunt’s grandbabies are going to love these at Thanksgiving!!!
Can’t wait to make these with my granddaughters for Thanksgiving! Thanks!
How cute are these?!! Yet another kitchen project to add to my “must make with the girls” list. So fun!
SO cute! This is so much easier than another version I recently saw. Love it.
Cute!! Love these!!
These are so cute!
These are adorable! They’d be such a cute favor nestled in little boxes.
Well, if they’re major carnivores, good luck with that. But if they’re open to squash, you’re golden! My answer to stress is always sugar. It’s full proof.
Hi. It’s Carolyn. I like your recipes. They sound good.
Ah, marzipan. One of these days I’m going to try my hand at that. You know, when the kids are older and moved away, and I have all day to bake bread and learn sculpture.
Made these! My son is in love with acorns, due to the movie My Neighbor Totoro (he was also Totoro for Halloween this year). Thanks for this awesome idea!
Fun! I got the mini wafers and mini chips at Target, fyi. My local market also carries them, so I don’t think they’re that hard to find. Hopefully!
This look delish. What type of lighting did you use for this shot? I like it alot.
Thank you, Janet. I just used my usual EGO lights. It’s probably how they’re positioned and angled. And the back ground. I don’t know…it’s rare, but some foods just do all the work for me, ya know?
These are SO cute! Making for Thanksgiving??? :oD
I know, aren’t they? That’s the plan. But we’ll see how much time I end up having. And energy. And refrigerator space. Can we just go out this year? ;-)