Oreo Acorn Balls

These are SO adorable! Peanut butter oreo balls made to look like acorns!!We’re not squirreling around – it’s another acorn treat!!!

We’re nuts about acorns. Or maybe we’re just nuts for nuts!

These are SO adorable! Peanut butter oreo balls made to look like acorns!!I posted a recipe for maple acorn sugar cookies last week. They are dreamy, and SO cute, and worth all the time they require. But my love for acorns couldn’t stop there, so we’re back with another acorn treat!

These are SO adorable! Peanut butter oreo balls made to look like acorns!!You probably already know that Ryan loves squirrels.

So much so that he subscribed to Wally the Squirrel’s youtube channel! If you’re confused, Wally is a family’s pet squirrel and they post videos of him on his own youtube channel. Only 11,000 people have subscribed to his youtube channel, but I bet you that all of those people are serious squirrel lovers.

These are SO adorable! Peanut butter oreo balls made to look like acorns!!Well this whole time (and I mean in this post and this post) I’ve been making Ryan out to seem like a crazy person who really like squirrels. But you know what? I really like squirrels too so I should stop making fun of him :)

And I really like these oreo acorn balls, they are so adorable! This recipe is a fun twist on the classic oreo ball, which are usually, well balls. So shaping them into acorns makes them extra cute. I also used peanut butter oreos to make these acorn balls extra nutty, and because squirrels love nuts, so why not, right?

These are SO adorable! Peanut butter oreo balls made to look like acorns!!If you’ve made oreo balls before, you’re probably familiar with the process, but if you haven’t they are super easy and delicious, I mean, who doesn’t like crushed up oreos dipped in chocolate? Especially when they look like little acorns! Dorothy from Crazy for Crust has great tips and a video tutorial about dipping candy and truffles in chocolate. If you’re new to dipping oreo balls in chocolate, I would suggest watching the video before you begin.

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Oreo Acorn Balls

Yield: 30-40 balls

Total Time: 3 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 package peanut butter oreos, pulsed in food processor
  • 1 package regular cream cheese, softened
  • chocolate candiquik
  • 1 tbsp crisco
  • Brown sprinkles, I used chocolate flakes
  • Pretzel sticks, broken into small pieces

Directions:

  1. Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature.
  2. Put half of the oreos in the food processor and pulse until you have oreo crumbs. Add the other half of the oreos to the food processor and pulse again, until all the oreos are fine crumbs.
  3. Once the cream cheese is soft, mix the oreos and cream cheese together, making sure the mixture is very well blended.
  4. Use the tablespoon to measure the oreo mixture and form it into acorn shapes. I used a little bit more than 1 tbsp for each acorn. To make an acorn shape, form the mixture into an elongated ball, then pinch one end to make it slightly tapered.
  5. Place the acorns on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and place them in the freezer for 1 hour.
  6. After the acorns are hard, begin to melt the chocolate candiquik in a double broiler. You will need a double broiler to keep the chocolate warm while dipping all of the acorns. I prefer to remove 3-5 acorns from the freezer at a time for dipping. To dip, place 1 acorn in the saucepan with melted chocolate. Use a spoon to spoon chocolate on top of the acorn, if needed. To remove the acorn use a fork to lift it out of the chocolate. To remove excess chocolate from the acorn on the fork, tap your wrist 2 times with your other hand. Scrape the bottom of the fork on the edge of the saucepan to remove more chocolate, then move the acorn to another baking sheet lined with wax paper using a toothpick to help get the acorn off the fork smoothly.
  7. Continue this process until all of the acorns are dipped. Allow them to harden at room temperature.
  8. To add the chocolate sprinkles, dip the top portion of the acorn into the chocolate then dip that portion into a bowl with chocolate sprinkles.
  9. To add the pretzel, dip one end of the pretzel into the chocolate and press it into place.
  10. Return the acorns to the baking sheet to allow the pretzels to set.

These are SO adorable! Peanut butter oreo balls made to look like acorns!!
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38 Responses to “Oreo Acorn Balls”

  1. Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads — November 18, 2014 at 8:13 am

    These are too cute! I’d love them at my Thanksgiving meal!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 18, 2014 at 9:32 am

      Thanks Sheena! They would be perfect for a fall party too!

  2. Roberta S. — November 18, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    These are so adorable!! I’m getting very lazy in my old age, so I’m not sure I’ll actually make them, but you never know :-). Your recipes are so much fun to check out, and I just love your enthusiasm! Keep up the fantastic work and keep smiling that gorgeous smile!
    xox,
    Roberta

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 21, 2014 at 7:30 am

      You just make me smile Roberta! I appreciate your kind comments, they encourage me!!

  3. Sara @ Bitz & Giggles — November 18, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    These are super cute, Beth! I’d eat the whole bowl, but the other party guests may think I’m “nuts!” HA! Kidding aside, these are great! I pinned them!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 19, 2014 at 7:21 am

      Hahaha, great joke!!

  4. These are the cutest acorns ever!! I love Oreo balls!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 19, 2014 at 7:20 am

      I love oreo balls too, yummm!!

  5. Melanie | Melanie Makes — November 18, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    These are just too much, Beth! Too cute and too delicious! A perfect holiday treat!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 19, 2014 at 7:21 am

      :) :) Thanks Melanie!

  6. Katya @ Little Broken — November 18, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    These are so cute Beth! Loving all your baking recipes. You’re so creative :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 22, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      Gosh, thank you Katya!

  7. Jess @ Sweet Menu — November 18, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    AWW! These are TOO cute Beth!!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 22, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      :)

  8. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — November 18, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Okay I need a dozen of these! My kiddos would love them! They are so cute!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 19, 2014 at 7:21 am

      Would they pretend to be squirrels while eating them? Haha!

  9. Andi @ The Weary Chef — November 18, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Love these, Beth! It is so hilarious to me that you have this squirrel/acorn love as a recurring theme on your blog and at your house. You guys are so cute!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 19, 2014 at 7:22 am

      Let’s just see how long it takes me to make squirrel cookies!

  10. Um sorta flipping out how cute these are! And peanut butter?! SWOON!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 20, 2014 at 9:30 am

      You are going nuts for these acorns? ;)

  11. Amanda — November 19, 2014 at 6:33 am

    These are SOOOOO adorable!! Love your creativity and style. Pinning all over the place!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 20, 2014 at 9:30 am

      Awww, thank you Amanda! I really appreciate that!!

  12. Melissa — November 19, 2014 at 6:49 am

    This are just too cute. They look yummy. Well, anything with oreo cookies is yummy!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 20, 2014 at 9:31 am

      I totally agree Melissa, oreos for the win!

  13. tanya — November 19, 2014 at 7:41 am

    OH MY GOSH BETH, THESE ARE STINKING CUTE! SO CREATIVE AND FUN! I TOTALLY HAVE TO LOOK UP WALLY!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 20, 2014 at 9:30 am

      Wally, he is the best!!!

  14. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — November 19, 2014 at 9:10 am

    You are so creative, Beth! These are so fun!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 20, 2014 at 9:29 am

      Jessica, thank you!!!

  15. Aimee @ ShugarySweets — November 19, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    These are so stinking adorable. My kids would gobble them up. Oh who am I kidding. So would I!!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 20, 2014 at 9:27 am

      :) :)

  16. kita — November 25, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Normally, I am not a fan of craft food projects (kindergarten trauma) but these little acorns are freakin adorable and I wanna give them a try!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 26, 2014 at 5:07 pm

      Hahaa, kindergarten trauma?! Oh no!

  17. Julie @ Willow Bird Baking — November 25, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Aghhh these are SO ADORABLE.

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 26, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you Julie!!

  18. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — November 25, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Beth!!! This are adorable! Totally can’t wait to make them and eat them with my little guy. Pinning!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 26, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      He’d probably really like them!! What kid doesn’t want to eat acorns? :)

  19. Rowan Willows — November 26, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    These look so cute and delicious! I was wondering if I could use butter instead of Crisco, or would it mess up the recipe?

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 26, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      I have also used vegetable oil to melt candiquik, you could try that!

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