Chocolate Acorns

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Introduction: Chocolate Acorns

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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
Egg
Sugar
Vanilla
Hershey Kisses
Chocolate Chips
Almond Bark

Bowls
Pan
Mixer
Parchment Paper
Knife
Fork
Microwave
Oven


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

    OMG SO FRIGGIN CUTE AND DELICOUS AND ORIGNAL AND OMG

    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.

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    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!

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    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.

    Fellow chocoholic sandgurl

    I got to find the special breed of tree that drops these sandgurl .....

    These are what the tummy ordered for this bad chocoholic squirrel.

    Yummy Yummy's for the this bad chocoholic squirrel too emptied tummy.

    I'm a very bad chocoholic squirrel and you had ro make a recipe of this type.....YUMMY!!!!!! 8Dbd

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    As long as you don't forget where you hide your chocolate acorns... life is good!



    I made these with mini nilla waffers and a pretzel stem. I used a drill bit to finger drill a whole for the stem. http://cooperboone.com/cooperboone/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Acorn-Cookie-300x190.jpg

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    Really cool! I can definately see the benefits of the mini vanilla wafers.

    These are great, I'm gonna get the random teens who are hanging around with my kids, with no idea what to do now its the holidays, onto this today.

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    Definately a lot easier with help! Hope they went well :)

    Those are the cutest, tiniest cookies I have ever seen! They look so perfect with the kisses to make acorns! So adorable!

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    Thanks! They were small but had plenty of flavor!