My favorite season is upon us! Fall! Every year I look forward to the leaves changing colors, the weather becoming more crisp and cool, and my wardrobe becoming less T-shirts and sandals and more sweaters and scarves. By September I’m ready to put our beach gear away and pull out our fleece blankets and mittens for those frosty, early morning soccer games. But one thing I could go without every fall is feeling like I’m under attack. Yes, under attack! Every September it never fails. I take a big acorn right to my head when I’m least expecting it. Seemingly out of nowhere, acorns start falling this time of year by the buckets. Some with ferocious velocity! And every year I curse the squirrels that are no doubt laughing at me from the tree limbs above. Me, their unsuspecting victim.
Despite my loathing of these sneaky rodents (ok, I know they’re just trying to score acorns for the winter and they haven’t purposefully targeted me) and their acorn ammo, I understand why they’re so darn persistent to collect these little morsels. They’re so delicious! I can’t stop eating them! The chocolate and peanut butter ones, that is!
These Chocolate & Peanut Butter Acorn Treats are so tasty, they’re sure to get snatched up quickly by your little squirrels. With just three simple ingredients and a few quick steps, you can whip these up in no time and get back to all the fall fun that’s to be had!
Small, round peanut butter sandwich cookies (such as Nutter Butters)
Mini chocolate chips
- Melt ¼ cup of mini chocolate chips in the microwave at a time.
- Put a dab of the melted chocolate on the flat end of a Hershey Kiss. If you use too much chocolate it will ooze out the sides when you push it against the cookie.
- Stick this end to one side of a peanut butter cookie.
- Put a tiny amount of melted chocolate on the flat side of a mini chocolate chip. Again, too much chocolate will create an unsightly, oozy mess, so just a dab will do ya.
- Stick the flat side of the mini chocolate chip to the other side of the cookie.
- If your acorns are not gobbled up as soon as you make them (which might happen!), lay them on their sides so that the chocolate can dry. This shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes.