A day in the life, Crafty Me

Chocolate Acorns

Super Easy, Super Cute Treat

This Thanksgiving was different for me than most. Typically I either cook a thanksgiving meal, order one from the store, or just have pizza. The whole traditional thanksgiving pizza came at a time when I was working, my kids were gone from home and I never knew who was going to make it to the dinner. The Pizza was born. It was a homemade pizza affectionately dubbed “Mom Pizza” and wasn’t too bad. Beat cooking all day for two or three. No pizza this year though. Or cooking or ordering and picking up. this year I was invited to my daughter’s house for her very first Thanksgiving day hosting.

What to bring when it’s all under control

Even though I was not cooking, I still felt the need to bring something. My daughter insisted her family had everything under control. There was no need for bread or salad. No need for drinks or napkins. Nothing. Yikes. You cant go to Thanksgiving dinner empty-handed, can you? I decided to bring a French Silk Pie. An old recipe I have had forever. This time I didn’t want to bake the crust and when I went to the store all the pie crusts were gone except the mini graham cracker ones. They were perfect. I still felt like I needed to bring something else though. After racking my brain for a few days Pinterest came to the rescue with a Pin by Hershey’s for chocolate acorns. They are not only easy to make and tasty but were a big hit! I had none to bring home!

How to make chocolate acorns.

So the acorns are super cute and really rather easy. All you need is Hershey Kisses, Mini Vanilla Wafers, butterscotch, or Reese’s peanut butter morsels ( I used both) and some royal icing.

Nilla Wafers, Unwrapped Hershey Kisses, Reeses Peanut Butter Morsels, and Butterscotch Morsels

Make your own royal icing using 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon warm water, and 1-1/2 teaspoons meringue powder

You can also use pasteurized dried egg whites

Lay the wafers flat side up. ( Being a vanilla wafer snob, I used Nabisco Nilla Wafers)

flat side up

Add a dab of Royal icing. (I did not pipe the royal icing onto the cookie I just used a knife)

Place an unwrapped Hershey chocolate kiss on the royal icing and let dry.

Kisses on Wafers

Add a dab of royal icing on the top of the vanilla wafer and place a morsel on top. I dipped morsel into royal icing. This is where piping it would have been easier.

I used a wire rack to keep acorns steady while morsels were drying

Let dry and Walla! Acorns!!

A whole tray of them looks simply adorable. Would also look amazing on a yule log cake

Here is the link to the orignal recipe from hershey



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