Published Nov 8th
Prep 15m Cook - Additional 30m Ready In 45m
Servings 2 dozen acorns Calories 132

Cute little treats all on their own or a fun decoration for your cupcakes! Enjoy as is or use to decorate cupcakes. If you are good at piping try adding some colored leaves made of frosting to the top of the Nilla® Wafer.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon prepared chocolate frosting
  • 24 milk chocolate candy kisses (such as Hershey's Kisses®), unwrapped
  • 24 mini vanilla wafer cookies (such as Nilla®)
  • 24 butterscotch chips

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Smear a small amount of frosting onto the flat bottom of a candy kiss
  2. 2 Press onto the flat bottom of the vanilla wafer
  3. 3 Smear a little more frosting onto the flat bottom of a butterscotch chip, and press onto the rounded top of the cookie
  4. 4 Repeat with remaining ingredients
  5. 5 Set aside to dry, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 132
  • Carbohydrate 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Fat 6.7 g
  • Fiber 0.2 g
  • Protein 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 5 g
  • Sodium 31.5 mg
  • Sugar 10.6 g


  1. To those who do not agree with the butterscotch chip on the top - I used that due to ALLERGY issues. I never make peanut butter ANYTHING when giving food to anyone so I used the butterscotch. Please use whatever flavor you like I recommend that if you are using these for cupcake decorations to - Read more ...
  2. Cute little cookie for Thanksgiving. Didn't particularly get or like the flavors all together. Maybe if I had used peanut butter chips instead of butterscotch.
  3. ADORABLE idea! We made these today for a baby shower we're hosting tomorrow (Get it? Acorns because they're adding to the family tree.). Thanks for such a brilliant recipe!:-)
  4. YUMMY! I used Nutter Butter Bites in place of vanilla wafer cookies and Reese's Peanut Butter Chips in place of the butterscotch chips. To attach I melted some of each candy and dipped into it so it wouldn't show where it was attached. They were YUMMY! My reason for the change is that I was - Read more ...
  5. Fun and easy. I think I'll try it with peanut butter instead of frosting next time.
  6. These are SOOOOOOO fun! I made them using the almond filled kisses mini Nutter Butter sandwich cookies (pulled apart) and mini chocolate chips. The kids really liked the design on the Nutter Butters and the chocolate/peanut butter taste!
  7. Too cute! These are so simple and leave you kicking yourself saying "Why didn't I think of these"? I guess that's why it's just such an ingenious little recipe! The best part is eating the ones you don't need for decorating! These are great to put out in candy dishes too. Thanks for yet another - Read more ...
  8. I made these at Thanksgiving to put out with appetizers as a little sweet treat and they were gone within the first half hour!! I used mini Nilla wafers since they are the perfect size for the Kisses. I also subbed peanut butter for the frosting...I thought it made the fact that the Nilla Kiss - Read more ...
  9. As soon as I saw these I just knew I had to make them for my Thanksgiving cupcakes! These are not only easy and adorable but they are yummy too (believe me I 'taste-tested' enough to know lol)! I like to surprise my guests each year with a new confection and I can't wait to - Read more ...
  10. I loved the way these looked and had to try them when I saw them! I had some butterscotch chips in the freezer and some leftover thick buttercream frosting so all I had to buy was the kisses and wafers. And I did get the mini because they seemed the perfect size. Although I did - Read more ...

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