Chocolate Acorns





Introduction: Chocolate Acorns

I wanted to add some more decoration to the cookie tray and thought that these would be a beautiful edible addition. I originally wanted to do white Hershey Kisses as the bottom but because we live in the country and they are difficult to find (even when they are available). I decided to go for the traditional peanut butter and chocolate combo. 

Items I used:
Peanut Butter
Hershey Kisses
Chocolate Chips
Almond Bark

Parchment Paper

Step 1: Make the Cookies

The Peanut Butter recipe I used for the cookies is flourless and very simple. I figured since I was using such a small cookie that the strong peanut butter flavor would be a good idea. 

Before I started my cookies, I went ahead and turned my oven on to 350.

Recipe for the Peanut Butter Cookies:

1 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 Tsp of Vanilla

Combine the ingredients above and mix using the mixer.

Step 2: Bake the Cookies

It didn't take too much cookie dough to make the cookies.  I rolled the cookie dough into about 3/8" balls and placed them on a piece of parchment paper in a pan.  Then I used a fork to make the typical peanut butter cookie design. After placing them in the oven, they took around 5 minutes to cook and then I removed them from the oven to cool.

Step 3: Glue Together With Almond Bark

I heated up almond bark in a bowl with the microwave.  It was easier to apply the chocolate chip to the cookie first.  I used a knife and applied a little bit of almond bark to the back of the chocolate chip and then stuck the chocolate chip to the top of the cookie.  Then I let  almond bark dry so the chocolate chip would not fall off.

Once dry, I unwrapped the hershey kisses and applied the almond bark to the hershey kiss.  Then I attached the hershey kiss to the bottom side of the cookie.   Just a note, watch how much almond bark you apply because the kiss will slide off of the cookie. I had to go back and adjust a few before they dried.  I let the almond bark dry and my Chocolate Acorns were ready for the cookie tray.

Hope you Enjoy!



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    fun and easy. good instructable


    Very unique

    CUTENESS! When I first saw it i squealed! :P

    These look great. Will have to make these to go with the chocolate mice the wife makes. A maraschino cherry with the stem dipped in chocolate, a Hershy's Kiss for the face and nose and 2 almond slivers for the ears.

    That would be a really cute combo!

    I understand what Almond Bark is, but I've never seen it look quite like your picture...could you just use a few kisses melted as the "glue" instead? Not sure where to get the stuff you are using...Very very cute. I may have to give these a try before Christmas!

    I'm not a chocolate expert but almond bark for me was a little easier. Plus we happened to have a bunch of almond bark left over from other projects. :)

    We used melted chocolate as you suggested and it worked great! We also used the mini vanilla wafers (as suggested in the comment below) after a failed attempt at making mini shortbread cookies. Saved a boatload of time! They came out great and will make great additions to cookie gift trays.