Looking for a no bake easy cookie recipe to help you out for this Thanksgiving or Christmas season? Girl, I’ve got you covered. These easy no bake acorn cookies are fun, tasty, and so easy you can get the kids to make them without worrying about your kitchen exploding.
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Tips + Tricks for Acorn Cookies
While these are super easy to make, there are some tips that ensure perfection.
Use Mini Nilla Wafers, not the generic brands. I know, I know, generic is cheaper. I’m right there with you. But the Mini Nilla Wafers are much smaller than most generic brands I’ve found.
So the name brand wafers actually fit on top of your kiss rather than looking stupid with a too big of top.
I like to use a reusable piping bag (gotta save the planet, right?) fitted with a handwriting tip to pipe a perfect dot of melted on my Kisses and chocolate chips. It prevents too much chocolate from exploding out the sides and is a bit less messy.
Stick your Kiss and Nilla wafer together first. Then let them chill in the fridge for a bit before putting on the mini chocolate chip “stems”.
If your chocolate is too melty, your Kiss is going to slide all over the place (or your mini chocolate chip will) and you’ll have an ugly, sticky mess that may look more like a turd than an acorn.
*yeah, I said that…and yeah I speak from experience*.
And Tip #4
You can make soooooooo many of these it’s ridiculous. Like for real. This recipe makes 24 because I had to sound reasonable.
Make as many as you could possibly want. Store them in an airtight container and then you’ll have them all season long and more than enough to keep your very opinionated family members mouths occupied.
(They can’t be running their mouth at Thanksgiving if it’s full of cookies, just sayin’).
They also look cute on snack boards, for some photoshoots with your PSL or whatever nonsense we love to post on Instagram. So feel free to make extra and really enjoy this fall as much you can.
Will these Acorn Cookies bring you luck?
Because I have a love for folklore, legends, and myths (Yeah, I know, I’m that weirdo…) – I have to share this. Acorns are considered to be good luck and to attract prosperity.
But before they were considered lucky, supposed witches would give them to other witches to let them know that they were safe and within good company. And of course, by good company, I mean unlikely to burn one another at the stake.
They are also supposed to help maintains one’s health and act as a guide in the wild in some cultures.
SO when you make these cookies people will never know what you use your acorns for. Are you a witch? Manifesting abundance? Just wishing for some good luck? Or maybe you just needed a snack? Who knows?
No matter your reason, you’re winning the season with some tasty, easy acorn cookies!
Easy No Bake Chocolate Acorn Cookies
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No-Bake Chocolate Acorn Cookies
- Handwriting Piping Tip
- Reusable Piping Bags
- Dab a drop of chocolate on the bottom of each kiss. One drop is enough, you don't want it exploding out the sides. Press the Mini Nilla Wafer on top. Repeat with all the kisses and then chill for 5 minutes to make sure the chocolate has set.
- Now place a dab of chocolate on the bottoms your mini chocolate chips (you may need to reheat the chocolate at this point, warm it up in the microwave in 15 second intervals checking in between each time – also make sure to remove the metal tip first!!). Press the mini chocolate chips on top of the wafers and chill again for another 5 minutes.
- Store your acorn cookies in an airtight container.
Acorn cookies are a simple and fun way to enjoy the fall season. You don’t have to have any special baking talent to create these adorable little treats. And even better, you can let your kids, nephews, nieces, or cousins help make them without worrying about your kitchen burning down.
And sometimes when kids are involved that’s all you can hope for.
Make a bunch of them to fuel your all your autumn dreams. Enjoy them with a cup of tea. Add them to your grazing boards. Heck, eat them for dinner. Fall is the time for eating all the things…that’s why we have such puffy sweaters.
Let me know how this recipe goes and share it with me on Instagram by tagging @handheld_eats. I get so much joy seeing what you guys make and love sharing food with all of my fellow foodies! So go on! Make them, shoot them, and then tag me in them!