So, a little over a month ago my aunt Jackie posted a link to her Facebook page. I've been wanting to do these little guys ever since:
Today, I finally got my chance. I assembled the three ingredients:
And got to work unwrapping those Kisses.
Now, I should point out, that this is not a milk-free recipe. But it was so cute, I had to do it anyway.
As a side-note, you may want to hide the ingredients until the day of the craft, if you have husbands (or kids) that will snack on your blogging materials. (This is the second bag of Hershey Kisses I've bought for this purpose.)
Slowly my plate filled with unwrapped chocolates. (Not as slowly as if I could have been snacking on them though.)
Next I poured a small amount of mini chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. The Six in the Suburbs blog where I first saw this recipe says half the bag, but that seems excessive.
You microwave them for 10 seconds or so at a time, stirring well in between. When they start to get melty like this:
Stop heating them, and just keep stirring till they look like this:
Now dip the flat end of one of your unwrapped Kisses into the warm chocolate, and attach it to a Nutter Butter Bite (or a half of one, depending what look you want).
Now you are ready for the finishing step.
Dip the flat end of one of the un-melted mini chocolate chips into the melted chocolate (you may have to reheat it, depending how long the last step took.)
And place it on top to finish your acorn.
Keep going until they all have toppers.
You are done! Congratulations on your very cute acorns.