Adorable Acorn Truffles

Adorable acorn truffles are the most delicious and adorable treat for your woodland celebration. These chocolate peanut butter truffles are shaped like acorns, are easy to make, and don’t require any baking, so they’re perfect for those looking for a simple dessert.

After a full month of baking, I wanted to adorn our Christmas cookie box with a special no bake treat. What better way to complete its festive woodland look than with these adorable acorn truffles? They’re essentially peanut butter buckeyes with chopped peanuts and a pretzel top. The sweet and salty combination is my favorite.

These truffles would be so adorable served alongside our Woodland chocolate cheesecake. And were featured on our Woodland Christmas cookie box!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups (390g) smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 1/2 cups (400g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 cups (525g) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 25-30 short pretzel sticks
  • 1/2 cup peanuts

woman with white dress holding large box of cookies with woodland designs including acorn truffles

How to make them:

Prepare by lining a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.

Start by making the peanut butter filling: 

  • Place the peanut butter, melted butter, milk, vanilla and salt in a large bowl and stir until well blended. Sift 2 cups of powdered sugar into the bowl using a fine-mesh strainer and stir until the sugar is absorbed. Sift the remaining powdered sugar and mix in and a smooth stiff paste forms.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, scoop up a small portion of dough and use your hands to shape 1″ acorns.

  • Place on your baking sheet lined with a piece of parchment paper. Repeat until all the peanut butter filling is gone.
  • Chill for at least 1 hour so the balls become firm enough to dip

Dip + decorate:

To prepare cut your pretzel sticks to become the “tops” of the acorns, and set aside.

  • Once the peanut butter balls have chilled, place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments on high power, stirring between each cook cycle, until the chocolate has melted and is smooth.
  • Holding the peanut butter balls by a toothpick, dip it in the melted chocolate. Place back on the baking sheet and gently remove the toothpick. Sprinkle the tops of the “acorn” with chopped peanuts. Insert your pretzel stick. Repeat with the remaining truffles
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight for the chocolate to solidify.

How to store

Store these acorn truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to eat. They can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for several weeks, or in the freezer for up to six months.

overhead image of a box filled with different shaped and sized cookies with the front and center being acorn shaped chocolate truffles

Adorable Acorn Truffles

5 from 4 votes
Adorable acorn truffles are the most delicious and adorable treat for your woodland celebration. These chocolate peanut butter truffles are shaped like acorns, are easy to make, and don’t require any baking, so they’re perfect for those looking for a simple dessert.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:25 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
Additional Time:2 hours
Total Time:2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups 390g smooth peanut butter
  • ½ cup 115g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 ½ cups 400g powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 cups 525g semisweet chocolate chips
  • 25-30 short pretzel sticks
  • ½ cup peanuts

Instructions

  • Prepare by lining a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.

    Start by making the peanut butter filling:

    Place the peanut butter, melted butter, milk, vanilla and salt in a large bowl and stir until well blended. Sift 2 cups of powdered sugar into the bowl using a fine-mesh strainer and stir until the sugar is absorbed. Sift the remaining powdered sugar and mix in and a smooth stiff paste forms.
    Using a small cookie scoop, scoop up a small portion of dough and use your hands to shape 1" acorns.
  • Place on your baking sheet lined with a piece of parchment paper. Repeat until all the peanut butter filling is gone.
    Chill for at least 1 hour so the balls become firm enough to dip
    Dip + decorate:

    To prepare cut your pretzel sticks to become the "tops" of the acorns, and set aside.
  • Once the peanut butter balls have chilled, place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments on high power, stirring between each cook cycle, until the chocolate has melted and is smooth.
    Holding the peanut butter balls by a toothpick, dip it in the melted chocolate. Place back on the baking sheet and gently remove the toothpick. Sprinkle the tops of the "acorn" with chopped peanuts. Insert your pretzel stick. Repeat with the remaining truffles
    Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight for the chocolate to solidify.

Notes

How to store:
Store these acorn truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to eat. They can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for several weeks, or in the freezer for up to six months.
Course: Homemade Candy
Keyword: acorn truffles, woodland dessert, woodland party
Servings: 30 truffles
Author: All recipes by Sarah Buckley

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating