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Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies


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These Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies are perfect for celebrating Fall! Not only are they adorable, they’re so easy to make that you can easily create a huge batch of Nutter Butter acorns.

halved nutter butter cookies topped with chocolate frosting, sprinkles and a broken pretzel stick to look like acorns on a white table with fake leaves in the background with title text reading Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies

How to Make Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies

When people ask what I blog about, I often say I write for moms who love the things they see on Pinterest but don’t want to spend all their time and energy recreating them. I love adorable crafts and treats as much as any mom, but I have other stuff to do.

It’s my mission to find all the tricks and hacks that help us pull off the perfect Pinterest look with as little effort as possible. These Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies are a shining example of that theory in action.

You’re going to love how easy these Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies are to make!

halved nutter butter cookies topped with chocolate frosting, sprinkles and a broken pretzel stick to look like acorns on a white table with fake leaves and acorns in the background

What You Need

packages of nutter butter cookies, jars of sprinkles, glass bowls of pretzel sticks and chocolate candy melts on a white wood table

How to Make Them

First, cut the cookies in half.

nutter butters on a white tray being cut in half with a knife with nutter butter packages in the background on a white wood table

Then, melt the chocolate and dip each Nutter Butter into the chocolate. Make sure to dip the cut end of the cookie, otherwise, you’ll end up with some funny looking acorns. And you just need to dip it far enough to make a visible strip.

If you have little helpers, this is the fun part for them. Set the cookies down on wax paper and let the kids sprinkle on the jimmies and/or nonpareils.

While your sous chef is sprinkling, break the pretzel sticks into thirds, then stick a piece onto the top of each acorn cookie as a stem.

a white tray with halved nutter butter cookies on it, broken pretzel sticks, a bowl of melted chocolate wit a bowl of pretzels, jars of sprinkles and a package of nutter butters in the background on a white wood table

I like the variety of using both the chocolate jimmies and the autumn nonpareils but you can just use one or the other if you prefer.

halved nutter butter cookies topped with chocolate frosting, sprinkles and a broken pretzel stick to look like acorns on a white background

Your work is done! You just need to wait a few minutes for the chocolate to set, then your Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies will be ready to eat or store.

halved nutter butter cookies topped with chocolate frosting, sprinkles and a broken pretzel stick to look like acorns on a white table with fake leaves in the background

Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies Recipe

Want to print out the recipe or simply prefer a recipe card to the step-by-step above? Here you go!

Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies

How adorable are these?
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Cut each Nutter Butter cookies in half.
  • Melt chocolate candy melts according to package directions. Dip the cut end of the Nutter Butter cookie into the chocolate about ¼ way down.
  • Sprinkle chocolate jimmies onto the chocolate on half of the cookies. Sprinkle nonpareils onto the chocolate on the remaining cookies. 
  • Break off a small end of the pretzel and stick to the top of the cookie.
  • Set your acorn cookies on a sheet of wax paper to cool. Once the chocolate is set, they're ready to serve or store!

Notes

The melting chocolate can cool quickly so if you are making a large batch, only do a few at a time so you can sprinkle the candies and insert the pretzel stem before the chocolate hardens.
I like the variety of the two versions, but if you prefer one to the other, feel free to make all of yours with just chocolate jimmies or just autumn nonpareils.
Keyword acorn cookies, easy dessert, nutter butter
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

halved nutter butter cookies topped with chocolate frosting, sprinkles and a broken pretzel stick to look like acorns on a white table with fake leaves and acorns in the background

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2 thoughts on “Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies”

  1. 5 stars
    These cookies are adorable! I am going to make them tomorrow and was wondering how many acorns are considered a serving? I see there are 8 servings but no mention of how many cookies used, etc. Thank You

    Reply
    • You can make as many or as few as you like, which is why I didn’t include exact numbers for each item. Normally, people will eat 2-3 of the acorns if you’re serving them at a party with other food so I estimate 1-2 Nutter Butter cookies per person (since each Nutter Butter makes 2 acorns) depending on how much other food I’m serving.

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