Candy Acorn Cookies

The holidays bring out my fun creative side which means let’s make food art. Previously I’ve made food art for Halloween. Christmas, and in the spring, Easter. Today’s treats are great for autumn and Thanksgiving. The treat is easily made with miniature vanilla wafers, Hersey’s Kisses, butterscotch and chocolate chips. You can melt some chocolate chips for the “glue” needed to make acorns or make a simple vanilla icing. They’re also a cute decoration on cupcakes or cakes.

Candy Acorn Cookies

Makes 2 dozen acorns.


Candy Acorn Cookies

A cute little treat during the autumn and on Thanksgiving or you can use them as decorations on cupcakes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword acorn candy cookies, candy, candy acorn cookies, fall cookies, fall dessert, food art, Thanksgiving cookies, Thanksgiving dessert, Thanksgiving treat
Servings 24 treats


  • 2 tbsp prepared chocolate icing or melted chocolate chips
  • 24 milk chocolate candy kisses unwrapped
  • 24 miniature vanilla wafers
  • 24 butterscotch or peanut butter chips


  • Dab a small amount of frosting onto the flat bottom of a candy kiss
  • Press kiss onto the flat bottom of the vanilla wafer
  • Dab a little more frosting onto the flat bottom of a butterscotch chip
  • Press onto the rounded top of the cookie
  • Set aside on wax paper to dry
  • Repeat 23 more times
  • Serve as treats or use as a fall cupcake decoration


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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

18 thoughts to “Candy Acorn Cookies”

    1. Is there a little chocolate treat that is small enough? It doesn’t have to be Hersey’s. How about chocolate chips?

  1. I made these with my boys one year when we were homeschooling and they wanted to help make Thanksgiving dessert. It was so fun and so easy to do.

  2. This is such a cute idea! I was curious how you made the tops of the acorns! Would have never guessed it was a miniature wafer and light colored chip! Love it!

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