I first saw these Acorn Kisses last year on the blog of my friend Andi, The Wednesday Baker, and I thought they were so adorable. I have seen several versions of them from other sources on Pinterest, and most of them are made with either Nutter Butter Bites or Vanilla Wafer Bites. I couldn't make mine exactly like any of the others that I saw because one of my grandchildren has an allergy to peanuts and tree nuts. I needed to read labels and make some different choices for putting my little Acorn Kisses together so they would be safe for the whole family. Not even all brands of chocolate chips or frostings are safe for a person with a peanut allergy.
1 (12 pack) Mini Fudge Stripe Cookies
1 package (19.75 ounce) Hershey's Kisses
1 tub (16 ounce) chocolate frosting
1 package (12 ounce) chocolate chips
Frosting bag with #4 tip
Unwrap the Hershey's Kisses. Pipe a small amount of frosting onto the flat top of a Hershey's Kiss, then place a cookie, flat side down, on top of the frosting. Pipe a small blob of frosting in the center of the cookie top, then place a chocolate chip on top of the frosting. Let the frosting dry, or to speed it up chill the acorns in the refrigerator.
The ingredients I used for my Acorn Kisses were Mini Fudge Stripe Cookies, Hershey's Kisses, chocolate frosting, and chocolate chips.
I set up an assembly line of ingredients - bowls of chocolate chips, unwrapped Kisses, cookies, and a bag of chocolate frosting. I had about a bazillion of these goodies made in no time.
Since I made so many, I decided to use some of them as a classroom treat at my grandson's school. I bagged up a basketful for the second grade class to enjoy during their milk break tomorrow.
Whether or not you are a person who likes to cook, this might be a treat you'll want to make for your Thanksgiving dessert table next week. Acorn Kisses are super easy, very yummy, and with only a little assembly required.