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Super Simple Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies

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You’ll love these fall Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies! They’re fun to make and perfect for a fall season dessert! The easiest acorn treats. 

nutter butter acorns cookies with title text reading Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies.

The great thing about making this fall treat is that it’s a cute idea that you’ll get credited for! It’s time to usher in the fall season and give these adorable nutter butter treats a try. You won’t be sorry – I promise! Pair this with my Fall Party Chex Mix for a really fast option! 

Pumpkin Pretzels and Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Chips make great recipe additions as well. Make these at once for a perfect fall day! 

If you’re feeling extra daring, give this water pie a try! It’s super easy to make with the kids and talking about its origins is a great way to highlight how fortunate we are.

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How do I prevent the Nutter Butters from sticking to the pan? 

Don’t stress! This peanut butter and chocolate acorns recipe won’t stick to the pan at all with a little bit of prep work. Lay parchment paper down on the pan before placing the peanut butter cookies on top. 

Once the chocolate starts to harden, the delicious fall dessert will come off the paper without any sort of issue. “Go nuts!” and have fun prepping! 

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Are you ready to see why kids of all ages love nutter butter acorns? Here are the best reasons to love these peanut butter chocolate acorns. 

  • You can make them ahead of time and store in an airtight container to save and serve. This is a simple way to prep and be ready for guests. 
  • These yummy treats are versatile for birthday parties, baby showers, or for making cute fall desserts! 
  • It’s a fast and easy no bake treats recipe that everyone will love grabbing and popping in their mouth. 

If you love recipes made with nutter butter cookies, be sure to try my Nutter Butter Ghosts for the Halloween season. 

🥘 Ingredients

ingredients needed to make nutter butter acorns.
  • Nutter Butter Cookies: You can use a mini nutter butter cookie or halve a regular sized cookie. 
  • Pretzel Sticks: The perfect way to make the acorn stem. 
  • Light Cocoa Candy Melts: Used to make the perfect chocolate and peanut butter flavor. 
  • Chocolate Jimmies Added to make a milk chocolate shell look and flavor. 
  • Autumn Nonpareils: Fun to add for fall colors. 

See recipe card for complete list of ingredients and quantities.

🔀 Substitutions

Mini chocolate chips: If you don’t have chocolate sprinkles, you can use mini chocolate chips, chopped-up chocolate kisses, or melted and drizzled Hershey kiss candies as well. 

Flavored chocolate: You can always melt chocolate and attach it to one side of a nutter butter cookie to add a fun look and flavor. Flavored chocolate is festive and fun. 

🌈 Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Use the remaining chocolate chips: You can’t have too much chocolate! You can make a mini chocolate chip stem, or add a small amount of melted chocolate to the entire dessert. If you find that you have reserved chocolate chip ingredients, you can use them as you see fit. 

If you love sweet fall treats, be sure to check out my Instant Pot Apple Cider

🥄 Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

Having these supplies on hand will make the process of making this nutter butter bite dessert a breeze. 

  • Small microwave-safe bowl: Used to melt the chocolate wafers in 20-30 seconds increments. 
  • A piece of parchment paper: Line the baking sheets with this so that the side of the cookie doesn’t stick as the chocolate hardens. 

How to Make Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies

You’ll love how easy these Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies are to make! All you need to make nutter butter acorns is listed below. 

Step 1: Cut the cookies

First, cut the cookies in half.

nutter butters on a white tray being cut in half with a knife.

Step 2: Melt and Dip

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.

Step 3: Add the sprinkles

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.

Step 4: Break the pretzels

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 tray with Nutter Butter cookies, pretzels, and a bowl of chocolate.

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.

Step 5: Let firm 

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.

nutter butter acorns cookies on a white background.

👩‍🍳 Pro Tips

Be sure to melt and stir the chocolate wafers in a microwave safe bowl until smooth. If you need to thin out the melted chocolate, adding a tad bit of coconut oil can help. As the chocolate cools to room temperature, it will get thicker. 

❓ Recipe FAQs

Can chocolate wafers burn?

They can. It’s super important to pay attention to the directions on the package so that you don’t burn them. If they burn, the entire batch has to be corrected and hopefully fixed.

How do I store leftover nutter butter acorns? 

Store any leftover nutter butter cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Be sure to have a lid on it so that the pretzel stems won’t get stale. 

Can I use chocolate kisses to make these cute fall treats? 

You can. You can use mini-chocolate chips or put the flat side of the kiss at the top of the cookie to make it look like an acorn top. 

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Nutter butter acorn cookies with chocolate sprinkles.

Nutter Butter Acorns Cookies

Corinne Schmitt
These Nutter Butter Acorns Cookies are perfect for celebrating Fall! Not only are they adorable, they're also so easy to make.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8



  • Cut each Nutter Butter cookie 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!


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.
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4 thoughts on “Super Simple 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

    • 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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