Toddler Tuesday: Chocolate Acorns

Recently on “From Chapel Hill to Chickenville,” Aimee published a delicious recipe for chocolate acorns.  They were so adorable that I had to try making them with Naomi!  We had a great time making them.

First, I purchased our materials.  I was excited that the leftover materials would also make nice snacks for the kids well after the recipe was completed. (We experimented with peanut butter as an alternative adhesive to the chocolate icing.)

Naomi took over the first step in our assembly line, which was removing the foil wrappers from the Hershey kisses.  I had to instruct her on how to remove the foil without using her TEETH, and I had to watch her carefully lest she EAT the kisses when I wasn’t looking.

And for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, here is her new toothless grin!  After peeling the Hershey kisses, she stuck them on the wafers I had prepared with chocolate icing.

I added the frosting and pretzel stems myself after Naomi was done.  Aren’t they adorable?  We took them with us yesterday to a football party and a committee meeting.  They were a big hit!

Please forgive my appearance!  We were having some plumbing issues, so I hadn’t showered in two days!  But here we are, with our finished chocolate acorns.  Naomi calls them “Candy” and “Make” because we made them together!

Have you tried making food with your kids recently?

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9 Responses to “Toddler Tuesday: Chocolate Acorns”

  1. deborah says:

    The acorns are adorable plus easy! My kind of thing! On another note, what plugin do you use for your fb, twitter etc. buttons? I keep looking around trying to find what I like. I like how yours are placed all across the bottom of the post.

  2. Jessica,
    I’m so tickled you did the acorns and blogged about it! They look great and you look fresh as a daisy in the photo. I bet moving from MD to CA is some serious culture shock!

    I too like your social networking buttons and may have to get them and check out blogging with amy. Thanks for sharing. Please come back anytime and check out more recipes. I love cooking with my kids. It’s been a great way to teach them all kinds of things. The other day, I overheard my 7 year old say, “we can’t have strawberries, they aren’t in season.” Which of course cracked me up! You never know what’s going to stick with them.

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Aimee!
      Thanks for the encouragement! I love cooking with Naomi, and look forward to including her more as she gets older. It’s such a great way to teach everything from fine motor skills, to math, science, and reading! :) Thanks again for the great recipe!
      Jessica

  3. I love these! What a cute idea. I can’t wait to try them! :)

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