These Nutter Butter acorns are a fun and festive fall treat that’s also super easy to make. Gather the kids and have a blast creating these adorable and delicious fall acorn cookies together.
If you’re looking for a creative no-bake treat that’s perfect for the fall season, give these cute Nutter Butter acorns a try. These Nutter Butter cookies dipped in melted chocolate with a pretzel stick stem and festive fall sprinkles are full of crunchy, sweet, salty, and peanut buttery goodness. They’re a fun and easy recipe the whole family will enjoy, and the finished product is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.
Perfect for a fall party, a classroom event, or just a simple and delicious fall-themed snack, these adorable Nutter Butter acorn cookies will be a new family favorite treat. Try this easy recipe today and turn an ordinary pack of cookies into a pretty and festive fall dessert!
Why We Love This Recipe
- There are only a few simple ingredients and no baking required for these easy acorn cookies.
- Their cute and festive look makes these little acorns a fun fall treat.
- These cookies are part recipe and part craft project – it’s the perfect way to get kids of all ages involved in the kitchen.
- These treats would look great on your Thanksgiving dessert table and they’re perfect for a fall snack board.
- Nutter Butter cookies (cut in half through the short side with a sharp knife)
- Chocolate melting wafers
- Vegetable shortening
- Thin pretzel sticks, broken in half
- Orange, yellow, and chocolate sprinkles
How to Make Nutter Butter Acorns
Step One: Prepare the Chocolate Coating
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
- Place chocolate melting wafers in a small bowl. Microwave for 1 minute on 50% power, then stir and add the vegetable shortening. Return the mixture to the microwave and heat in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until smooth. The vegetable shortening helps the chocolates to be smooth.
Step Two: Dip the Cookies and Add the Acorn Stem
- Dip the cut end of the Nutter Butter cookies about ½ inch deep into the melted chocolate. Tap the excess chocolate off.
- Place a piece of pretzel stick into the filling on the straight side of the cookie, attempting to sandwich it in the middle and connect it to the melted chocolate.
Step Three: Decorate with Sprinkles
- Dip the cookies in a bed of sprinkles, coating the chocolate-dipped part with the sprinkles.
- Place the finished acorns on parchment paper and repeat for each cookie.
- Place in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes before serving.
Tips and Suggestions
- Mix sprinkles – You can mix the sprinkles together before coating the cookies or leave them separate and alternate dipping the cookies in each color.
- Dip pretzel in chocolate – If you have trouble getting the pretzel piece to stay in place, try dipping it into the melted chocolate first.
- Use sharp knife – Be sure to use a very sharp knife when cutting the cookies to get the cleanest edge possible.
- Alternatives to chocolate – Use chocolate, white chocolate, or peanut butter chips instead of the melting wafers. Butterscotch chips would also be delicious and look good.
- Nuts – Try using chopped peanuts or mini chocolate chips in place of the sprinkles.
How Do I Store Nutter Butter Acorns?
Place them in an airtight container at room temperature and they should keep for a week to 10 days.
Can I Use Nutter Butter Bites?
The mini Nutter Butters are circular and too small to be cut in half, but you could try slicing off a small piece of the edge to get the acorn shape. But the bites work well for a different version of acorn cookies – you can place Hershey’s chocolate kisses on top of each mini and adhere them to the cookie with frosting and it will look like an acorn.
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Nutter Butter Acorns
- 10 Nutter Butter cookies cut in half through the short side with a sharp knife
- ½ cup chocolate melting wafers
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening
- 10 pretzel sticks broken in half
- brown, orange, and yellow jimmies
- Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add chocolate melting wafers to a small microwave safe bowl. Heat inside the microwave for 1 minute on 50% power. When done, stir and add crisco. Return to the microwave and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until silky smooth.
- Dip Nutter Butter cookies (straight edge side down) into the melted chocolate. Dip about ½ in deep. Be sure to allow excess chocolate to drip off.
- Place pretzel into the Nutter Butter (broken half connected to the chocolate dip attempting to sandwich it in the middle and connect it to the rest of the melted chocolate.
- Lay Nutter Butters in the bed of sprinkles. You can mix sprinkle colors together if desired.
- Lay acorns on parchment paper and repeat for each one. Place inside the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes before serving.
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