|Mugs of hot spiced cider and these acorn treats made a fine fall teatime. The acorns are easy to make using mini Nilla wafers, Hershey Kisses and butterscotch chips (although peanut butter might be better) cemented together by chocolate peanut butter (although regular peanut butter would work better color-wise.) Idea from Design Dazzle.|
Donut holes + sprinkles + pretzels = Acorns
Idea from The Musings of a Simple Girl.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups chunky applesauce
(optional) 1/2 cup peeled, chopped apples
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line with bake cups and set aside. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter on high for about 30 to 60 seconds; set aside to cool slightly. Meanwhile, put flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and brown sugar into the bowl of a mixer and mix thoroughly. While the mixer is running add eggs, applesauce, apple chunks and melted butter until mixed. Fill the bake cups about two-thirds full with batter. Bake for 20 minutes or until light brown.