The other day I saw the most adorable acorns in Bon Appetit. It reminded me of how I love to make Buckeyes around the holidays and how fun it would be to dig out that recipe and make acorn shapes with my daughter. With Thanksgiving coming up I’ll be looking with some really fun things to make with her and I am thinking that these would be absolutely perfect. We can put them at place settings or on the sides of dessert plates for a fun festive look. Here is how we made these adorable acorns that taste JUST like our favorite Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Acorns
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
8 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch kosher salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
A few small pretzels broken into pieces to be the acorn stems
1. In a large bowl mix the peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt with a wooden spoon until well combined. Then add the confectioners’ sugar and stir it well until is completely incorporated with the peanut butter mixture.
2. Use your hands to roll the peanut butter into small acorn-like shapes with rounded pointy ends and a flat top. Place them on a lined baking sheet and allow them to chill in the fridge for about 2 hours.
3. In the microwave melt the chocolate chips until they are completely smooth. Remove the peanut butter acorns from the fridge and dip the tops of each one into the melted chocolate so that they look like the top of the acorn. Return the acorn to the cookie sheet and press a pretzel “twig” into the top of each one. Allow to chill in the fridge for another hour, or until the chocolate is completely hardened. Serve!