As I was pondering ways to add a touch of whimsy to our dessert table, I stumbled upon a brilliant idea on Pinterest that sparked my imagination.
Transforming ordinary Nutter Butter cookies into adorable acorns using Hershey Kisses and chocolate chips.
I decided to give it a try, and the result was not only delicious but also an instant hit with family and friends.
- Bite-size Nutter Butters
- Hershey Kisses
- Chocolate chips
- Prepare the Nutter Butters: Start by ensuring you have the right-sized Nutter Butters – the bite-size ones work best for this recipe. Place them on a microwave-safe plate.
- Microwave the Nutter Butters: Pop the plate into the microwave for about 30 seconds to a minute. The goal is to heat them just enough for the next steps. Keep in mind that the exact time may vary, so a bit of trial and error might be needed.
- Unwrap the Hershey Kisses: While the Nutter Butters are in the microwave, start unwrapping the Hershey Kisses. Get them ready for the next stage.
- Melt the Hershey Kisses: Once the plate is hot enough, strategically place the Hershey Kisses on it. Allow them to sit for a few seconds until the bottoms slightly melt. The key is to make them sticky enough to adhere to the Nutter Butters.
- Assemble the Acorn Cookies: When the Hershey Kisses are sufficiently melted and sticky, press them onto one side of the Nutter Butter cookies. Set them aside to dry and harden.
- Prepare the Chocolate Chips: Rinse off the plate to remove any chocolate residue. Now, repeat the process with the chocolate chips. The smaller size means they’ll melt faster, so keep a close eye on them.
- Apply Chocolate Chips: Once the chocolate chips are melted, carefully place them on the other side of the Nutter Butter cookies. This completes the acorn look, giving your cookies a perfect balance of flavors.
Can I use regular-sized Nutter Butters instead of bite-size ones?
While bite-size Nutter Butters work best for achieving the desired acorn size, you can experiment with regular-sized ones. Keep in mind that the proportions may differ, and you might need to adjust the quantities of Hershey Kisses and chocolate chips accordingly.
How long does it take to microwave the Nutter Butters?
The microwave time for the Nutter Butters can vary between 30 seconds to a minute. It’s essential to find the sweet spot where they are heated enough for the Hershey Kisses to adhere but not too hot to handle. Some trial and error might be needed.
Can I customize the toppings for the acorn cookies?
While the combination of Hershey Kisses and chocolate chips creates a perfect acorn look, feel free to get creative with additional toppings like chopped nuts or sprinkles. Make it your own and add a personal touch to suit your taste preferences.