These Candy Acorns are as yummy as they are cute! Butterscotch and toasted pecans make a delightful flavor combination...I can't even begin to describe how good these are! These acorns are sure to make the perfect decoration for your Thanksgiving treats and fall gatherings.
I originally saw these cuties on the cover of Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade magazine. The steps outlined in the magazine made the process of creating these Candy Acorns a bit frustrating, so I streamlined the process. Now, they're super simple and joy to make.
Candy Acorns Recipe
40 pecan halves, toasted
1 cup butterscotch morsels, melted
½ cup finely ground pecans, toasted
With a small amount of melted butterscotch, attach flat sides of 2 pecan halves to make a whole. Place on a waxed-paper-lined baking sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes to set.
Dip ⅔ lengthwise of each whole pecan into melted butterscotch and set on waxed paper. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to set.
Dip uncoated ⅓ of pecan into melted butterscotch, and roll in finely ground pecans. You may want to use your fingers to push the ground pecans into a uniform shape for your acorn tops.
Set on waxed paper, and place in the freezer for 10 minutes to set. Enjoy!
These candy acorns are so easy and delicious! I can't wait to decorate my pumpkin pie with these for Thanksgiving.
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