Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fun Thanksgiving Treat: Hershey's Kiss Acorns

Hello! I'm sorry for the nearly one month break. I've been having a hard time juggling time with the kids and personal down time. I think about writing a blog post but then I end up watching back episodes of Pysch on Netflix instead. Anyway, a while back I came across these cute acorn treats on some blog site and thought they would be cute to make for Thanksgiving. If you do a quick Google search of Hershey's Kiss Acorns you'll find several variations of the same basic idea.

Here are the ingredients I used:

1. Some kind of icing or frosting
2. Thin pretzels
3. Hershey's Kisses
4. A small cookie with a hole in the middle

A couple of notes on my ingredients - When I make these for the actual Thanksgiving day, I'll be using pretzel sticks. Since this was just an experiment and I wasn't sure if anyone would like them, I wanted to buy the smallest bag of pretzels I could find and this Snyder's bag was it. Also, if you're ever in need of a small amount of Kisses, I found this little bag at the Dollar Tree. It was more than I needed but not by too much. Lastly, the 100 Calorie Packs of the Keebler Fudge Stripes has 10 cookies in it so if you buy a box of these you should have enough to make them for a crowd.

I didn't take step-by-step photos because it's just too easy. Break a pretzel stick into smaller pieces and feed it into the hole of your cookie. Squeeze (or spread) a small dab of icing on the bottom of the Kiss and press the cookie onto it. I put mine in the refrigerator for a few hours but I'm not sure you have to. The nice thing about this particular recipe is the saltiness of the pretzels enhances the chocolate and helps balance out the sweetness of the cookie. It's a great bite-size treat.

Plus, they're cute and very quick to put together. This is a great project to let the kids help with.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from the JAKES!

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