Fall cookie recipes are always fun and these Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies are among the top of my list. Such an easy to make No Bake Cookie Recipe that everyone loves to pop in their mouths.
Peanut butter chocolate acorns are such an adorable fall season treat. With chocolate sprinkles or fun fall sprinkles they are perfect for Thanksgiving celebrations or just a fun treat to drop off at a neighbors home or leave in the mail box for the mail carrier.
Little helpers will love getting in the kitchen with you and helping to make these fun fall treat. So let's jump in and get making them!
Cookies. Nutter Butter Cookies are the perfect shape for Acorn Cookies
Chocolate. I have used White Almond Bark, but you can use Chocolate Almond Bark, Chocolate Chips, White Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter Chips, Wafer Candy Melts, or even Butterscotch Chips
Sprinkles. Chocolate Jimmies, Fall or Thanksgiving Sprinkles
Pretzels. Thin stick pretzels broken into pieces.
How to make Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies
Gather all the ingredients listed and follow these quick directions to make the most adorable fall treat. With a sharp knife cut a Nutter Butter cookie in half. One Nutter Butter cookie will make 2 acorn cookies.
Break a thin pretzel stick into pieces. About 4 or 5 piece of pretzel stick that will be used for the acorn stem and set aside.
Chop almond bark and place in a microwave save bowl and heat for melted chocolate. There are a variety of options or substitutions you can use in place of Almond Bark. Mini Chocolate Chips, regular chocolate chips, Peanut Butter chips, Butterscotch Chips, or even wafer candy melts.
Whatever you choose melt in microwave for 30-second intervals and stir, add 15 more seconds and stir. If additional time is needed heat for 15 more seconds. Do not over heat and stirring is important to help keep the chocolate and even temperature and avoid burning.
Dip the cut end of the Nutter Butter Cookies into melted chocolate and then dip into sprinkles in a separate bowl. This creates a nice cap for the acorn. Adding a pretzel piece for the acorn stem finishes off the easy acorn cookies. If needed use a small amount of melted chocolate and attach stem into place
Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet or use waxed paper or a silicone baking sheet to cool and harden at room temperature. Be careful not to hit the stem of the acorn while it cools so it stays in place.
Substitutions or Additions
Cookies. Nutter Butter Cookies or Milano Cookies
Chocolate. White Chocolate, Almond Bark, Chocolate Almond Bark, Semisweet Chocolate Chips, White Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter Chips, Wafer Candy melts, Butterscotch Chips,
Sprinkles. Chocolate Jimmies, Fall Sprinkles, Orange Sprinkles
Storage and Freezing
It's easy to store No Bake Cookies. Place Acorn Nutter Butter cookies in an airtight container or ZipLoc Bag. Place a piece of parchment paper or wax paper between layers to prevent sticking.
Acorn No Bake Cookies can be frozen. Store in airtight container for up to 3 months. Allow cookies to thaw on counter for an hour before serving.
Nutter Butter No Bake Cookie Recipes
Fun Acorn Cookies
Fall is a perfect time of year for this no bake dessert recipe and with no extra cost you can easily make Ghost Cookies too. It's a perfect way to surprise the kids before the get home from school or take to the office. I think at a Fall Baby Shower they would be fun to use on a Charcuterie Board or a Thanksgiving Dessert Table.
School age kids would love making their own at classroom parties. Would be a fun edible craft they could enjoy or make for a Fall Birthday Party.
Peanut Butter Acorn Cookies will be a treat you make often because of how easy they are to make and the kids just love them! Enjoy mixing it up with a variety of sprinkles and chocolates.
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Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies
- 24 Nutter Butter Cookies
- ⅓ Cup Chocolate Jimmie Sprinkles Or Thanksgiving Sprinkles
- 3 ounces Almond Bark Chocolate Chips, White Chocolate, Peanut Butter Chips, Butterscotch Chips, Candy Wafer Melts
- Pretzel Sticks Broken in pieces
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper
- In a microwaveable safe bowl melt Almond Bark (White or Chocolate). Heat for 30 seconds and stir. Heat for 15 seconds and stir. Add additional 15 seconds until melted smooth
- Cut cookies in half using a sharp knife
- Break pretzel sticks into 4 or 5 pieces to use as acorn stems and set aside
- Dip cut edge of Nutter Butter Cookie into almond bark and then immediately dip into Chocolate Jimmies Sprinkles or Fall Sprinkles Blend
- Press Pretzel stick into top as stem. Use additional chocolate as glue to stick to top as needed
- Place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper to cool
- Store acorn cookies in an airtight container for up to a week