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Fall Acorn Pudding {Thanksgiving Ideas for Kids}

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How fun is this acorn pudding recipe for kids this Thanksgiving? I think the fall-themed sprinkles around the rim of the glass combined with the exaggerated candy acorns on top make such a fun and festive presentation – and anyone sitting at the Thanksgiving kid’s table would love it! Get the recipe for the pudding {made from scratch but it’s easier than you think} and learn how to make these adorable acorns after the jump.

Acorn Pudding to Serve to Kids at Thanksgiving

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? cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup half and half
3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
7 oz Hershey’s baking pieces, premier white chips
1 Tablespoon butter, softened
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¼ cup chocolate melting chips (or chocolate chips) (to line rims of glasses)
Fall-like sprinkles  (to line rims of glasses)

¼ cup white candy melts (or white chocolate baking chips used for the pudding)
Hershey Kisses, full size
Nutter Butter cookies, mini size
Chocolate chip morsels, regular size

Thanksgiving Food Ideas for Kids - Dessert


  • Microwave ¼ cup chocolate candy melts (or chocolate chip morsels used for acorns) in 15 second increments until smooth and creamy.
  • Dip dessert dishes into the melted chocolate mixture, covering the top of the rim,
  • Sprinkle the chocolate-covered rims with fall-like sprinkles. Let set for 20 minutes.


  • In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, sift together the sugar, cornstarch and salt.
  • Gradually whisk in the heavy cream, half and half and then the yolks.
  • Whisk in the whole milk, followed by the white chocolate baking pieces.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 1 ½ -2 minutes. Be sure to stir gently but constantly (preferably with a wooden spoon).
  • Stir in the butter and the pure vanilla.
  • Divide the mixture into 6 pudding cups or dessert dishes and chill for at least 2 hours.


  • Melt the white chips in the microwave in 15 second increments until smooth and creamy.
  • Dip the bottom of a Hershey kiss into the melted white chocolate.
  • Attach a mini size Nutter Butter cookie to the bottom of the Kiss candy. The melted white chocolate will act as the “glue” to hold it together. Let is set for 2 minutes.
  • Dip the bottom of a chocolate chip morsel into the melted white candy and firmly attach to the center of the Nutter Butter piece. Let set for 2 minutes.
  • Repeat process for as many acorns as you would like to make.
  • Gently place acorns on top of the pudding immediately before serving.

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.