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Chocolate and pumpkin spice acorns

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Edible crafting
for the family

Try these cute homemade (and edible!) acorns made with chocolate and pumpkin spice Hershey's Kisses and mini vanilla wafers.

Edible crafting  for the family

These edible acorns, inspired by Michelle of Sugar Swings, are a fun craft for kids and adults alike, and the whole family who love the flavor combination of chocolate or pumpkin spice with vanilla cookies. The idea is to top Hershey's Kisses with a mini vanilla wafer to create the shape of an acorn. It's a simple activity for kids that produces cute and tasty results!

Edible crafting  for the family

Chocolate and pumpkin spice acorns recipe

Adapted from Sugar Swings

Makes 40 edible acorns

If you do not have access to an edible marker, feel free to leave off the crosshatch design on the tops of the "acorns" — they will still look great! You can also use any flavor of Hershey's Kisses your family likes, although shades of brown will create the best visual effect.


  • 20 chocolate Hershey's Kisses
  • 20 pumpkin spice Hershey's Kisses
  • 40 mini vanilla wafers
  • Brown edible marker
  • 4 ounces chocolate, roughly chopped
  • Small piping bag fitted with small round tip or plastic sandwich bag


  1. Unwrap the Hershey's Kisses. Use the edible marker to draw a crosshatch pattern on the top of each mini vanilla wafer, then place the wafers bottom side up on a plate, baking sheet or parchment paper. Line a small glass with the piping bag or sandwich bag.
  2. Add the chocolate to the bowl of a double boiler over medium-high heat and stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted. Alternately, add the chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second increments until just melted. Pour the chocolate into the piping bag or sandwich bag.
  3. Add a small dot of chocolate to the bottom side of each mini vanilla wafer and top with a Hershey's Kiss. Dry fully before moving to the next step — you can speed up the process by moving them to the refrigerator or freezer.
  4. Add a small dot of chocolate to the top side of each mini vanilla wafer. Dry fully before serving or packaging.

Edible crafting  for the family

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