Thursday, November 10, 2011

Adorable Edible Acorns

Do you Pinterest?  Do you know what Pinterest is?  Pinterest is one of those things you can lose yourself in for hours and hours, looking at all the fabulous things people post to their Pinterest boards -  recipes, DIY projects, fashion, decorating, books, quotes - it goes on and on.  It allows you direct access to the blog or web site that it came from simply by clicking on the picture.  You can "re-pin" other people's pins to your boards.  You can follow people whose boards interest you or follow people that you know.   As an example, say you find a recipe you want to remember.  All you have to do is pin it to one of your boards and it's there the next time you want to use the recipe.   No more trying to remember what blog or website you saw it on.  When you join Pinterest, you get a "pin it button" that you put in your tool bar so that every time you see something you want to look at again, like a recipe or DIY project, you "pin it." to one of your boards.  It is one of the most clever things anyone ever thought of.  Just be warned, you can spend hours, days, weeks of your life on Pinterest.  But, it's worth it and yes, I am a Pinterest addict.  There will be support groups forming I am sure.

Those cute little edible acorns in the picture above are one of my "pins."  I knew as soon as I saw them on a blog named Six In The Suburbs,  that I would be making some and soon.  I mean, why would you not make them?  They are adorable and edible!  They are peanut butter and chocolate, one of the worlds best combinations ever.  Remember the ad that said "you got your peanut butter in my chocolate!  no, you got your chocolate in my peanut butter!"  Can't tell you what product it was for, but I remember the ad because it's a great combination.  Peanut butter AND chocolate.

Think how cute these little acorns would be on a pretty plate for Thanksgiving, or to take as a hostess gift to whomever is preparing your Thanksgiving dinner.  They could be put in little boxes and given as favors to take home after a day of overeating and spending time with friends and family.   How delicious would they be to eat while watching football on Thanksgiving weekend?   I can see these on plates of Christmas cookies.  What adorable little edible accents.   There are endless possibilities here.  Even if you don't bake or cook, these are easy.   Here is what you need.

A bag of regular Hershey's kisses
A bag of bite-sized Nutter Butter cookies
A bag of mini-chocolate chips

Unwrap however many kisses you want.  I made 36 on my first try (with plenty left to make more).  Melt a handful of mini-chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl.  Dip the flat side of a Hershey's kiss in the melted chocolate and stick it to a bite-sized Nutter Butter.  Set it on a flat surface (like a baking sheet) Nutter Butter side down to let the chocolate harden.  Let sit for a minute or two.  Now, dip the flat side of an unmelted mini-chocolate chip in the melted chocolate and stick it to the other side of the Nutter butter.  That's it!  That's all you have to do.  Let them lay on their sides until the chocolate hardens.  Now you can eat them, share them, or box them up for favors -  whatever you want to do.  It's your choice.  I'm sure you will think of lots of things.

I spent the most time unwrapping the kisses.  Otherwise, this is a really easy project that looks like you spent hours and hours making.  Hope you enjoy making, eating and sharing!  This is what is so fun about the holidays, all these wonderful projects.  Enjoy!

Everyday Donna

Things to Remember:

“The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.” ~ James Allen

1 comment:

  1. These would be wonderful for my daughter's playgroup! Thanks for sharing. I will definitely have to make these with my 3 year old-although I suspect we should get a few more kisses than we need. ;)