Thursday, November 15, 2012

Acorn Kisses

Although most people I know love and appreciate good food, not everyone I know likes to cook. In fact, one could even go so far as to say that the world is divided into two groups - those who truly love to cook and those who simply wish they never had to cook again. Thanksgiving makes the first group giddy just planning the menu, but the second group really has better things to do than pull raw giblets out of turkey cavities. Just in case you are in the second group, and you have been assigned to bring something to the family gathering next week for Thanksgiving, I have a recipe for you, guaranteed to be hit. These goodies do not require you to turn on an oven, to set a timer, or to use a mixer. The toughest skill required here is to be able to unwrap a package of Hershey's kisses.



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.


Acorn Kisses

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.



11 comments:

  1. These are adorable!!!! What a cute little treat!

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  2. Anita, these are adorable!!! I like the striped cookies better! Your post made me laugh. I love to cook but the thought of pulling raw giblets out of a turkey cavity makes me cringe. No thanks! =o) But I'll take about 2 dozen of these cuties!

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  3. Very cute! I'm sure the kids were thrilled:@)

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  4. Aren't they cute??!! I love your plate, too, Anita. It's perfect for serving your acorn kisses.

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  5. Your little acorns look so good! I also love your plate!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  6. Thank you Anita, I was just looking at these the other night thinking I may make a few more of these again this year. Thank you for speaking of the wednesday baker blog. I love the little plate you put them on. Well, I love to cook so that is my group but so many folks I know hate to cook........I have a hard time with that......A Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Andi

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  7. I love those fudge stripe cookies. Will try this!

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  8. Clever! Pinning for future reference :)

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  9. What fun! I think my kids would love assembling these just as much as they would like to eat them.

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  10. These are so fun! A great place setting present for this Thursday! Thanks so much for sharing! LOVE IT!

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  11. I lost my power and was offline for two weeks and now, I am having such fun, exploring my favorite blogs. This cookie is delightful.

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