Chocolate Peanut Butter Acorns

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Chocolate peanut butter acorns are made with a smooth peanut butter ball, a chocolate cap, and a walnut stem. (Easy as can be and cute too!)

Peanut butter candy acorns are the cousin of everyone’s favorite buckeyes.

Chocolate peanut butter balls with walnuts

Chocolate Peanut Butter Acorns

Just wanted to jump on here real fast and share these chocolate peanut butter acorns with you. These were a happy accident, some days those just happen.

I was making a peanut butter chocolate treat I’ll be sharing closer to Christmas, and I had some leftover peanut butter balls. I wanted to dip them in chocolate for us to enjoy now, but the chocolate in the bowl was too low to dip them in.

So I just spooned some on top. As I was finishing, I noticed how much they looked like little acorns. I grabbed some walnut pieces from the freezer and gave them all a little stem.
One thing to mention when making peanut butter balls for these acorns or buckeyes is to keep the handling to a minimum. The room-temperature peanut butter and butter warms up quickly in your hands.

You will definitely want to refrigerate the no-bake peanut butter balls after you make them as they will be slightly soft after rolling them. While I put the extra chocolate on top of these you could also roll them in graham crackers or rice krispies.

peanut butter balls with chocolate

Chocolate Peanut Butter Desserts

Ingredients 

  • peanut butter
  • butter
  • vanilla
  • powdered sugar
  • semi sweet chocolate
  • walnut pieces

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a mixer, beat peanut butter and butter. Stir in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and beat on low speed until smooth.
  2. Roll into 1 inch balls and place in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
  3. Place the chocolate in a deep bowl and microwave for 10-15 seconds at a time, stirring between intervals, until melted.
  4. Spoon a little chocolate on the top of each peanut butter ball so they look like little “caps”. Poke a walnut piece into the top of each acorn while still melted.
  5. Cool completely to harden.
buckeyes dipped in chocolate

Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Chocolate and peanut butter is a duo that is darn near impossible to top. I have so many favorites you need to check out.

Buckeyes, also known as Peanut Butter Balls, have a smooth peanut butter center and chocolate shell. Peanut Butter Oreo Cookie Balls are the ultimate easy to make no bake treat.

Buckeye Pretzels are peanut butter balls sandwiched between pretzels and dipped in chocolate, this is a salty-sweet twist on a classic!

For a satisfying crunch stir rice krispies into your peanut butter mixture before balling and coating in chocolate.

peanut butter balls with chocolate

Chocolate Peanut Butter Acorns

These chocolate peanut butter acorns are the cousin of everyone’s favorite buckeyes. A smooth peanut butter ball topped with a chocolate cap and a walnut stem.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 min
Inactive Time: 1 hr 39 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 50 mins
Servings: 4 dozen

Ingredients 

  • 12 oz peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 16 ounces semi sweet chocolate
  • ½ cup walnut pieces for the stems

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a mixer, beat peanut butter and butter. Stir in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and beat on low speed until smooth.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls and place in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
  • Place the chocolate in a deep bowl and microwave for 10-15 seconds at a time, stirring between intervals, until melted.
  • Spoon a little chocolate on the top of each peanut butter ball so they look like little “caps”. Poke a walnut piece into the top of each acorn while still melted.
  • Cool completely to harden.

Nutrition

Serving: 2acorns · Calories: 296kcal · Carbohydrates: 35g · Protein: 4g · Fat: 18g · Saturated Fat: 7g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g · Cholesterol: 10mg · Sodium: 100mg · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 30g
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{originally published 11/17/17 – recipe notes and photos updated 11/15/22}

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