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Acorn Buckeyes Candy

Acorn Buckeyes Candy

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Acorn Buckeyes Candy are a fun fall twist on a classic holiday candy.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
30 mins
Course Candy
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 111 kcal


  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 36 branch shaped mini pretzel pieces


  • Stir together peanut butter and butter in a bowl with a wooden spoon. Add sugar, work into a smooth dough with your hands. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Using the palms of your hands, roll dough into 1 1/2 inch oblong "acorns" (you should have 36). This is a great time for the kids to help out! Flatten one end of each a bit with your fingertips, and place on a waxed paper-lined rimmed baking sheet. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Working with one acorn at a time, insert a toothpick into rounded tip, dip flat end into chocolate, then return to baking sheet. Remove toothpick, and insert a pretzel piece into the chocolate-dipped end of each acorn. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 2 hours.
  • Yields 36 acorn candies.


Serving: 1gCalories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 38mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 81IUCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
Keyword acorn buckeyes, buckeyes candy
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