Total Time
25mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

These will keep pretty well in a tin or glass jar and make nice holiday treats or gifts. Time does not include leaching the acorns or drying time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. IF you are using raw acorns you will need to prepare them first. To do so put the acorns into a pot with enough water to cover. Bring the water to a boil, then drain. Repeat 3 times or till the bitterness is gone (the water should be clear). Once you have leached the nuts, dry them on a cookie sheet in a low oven (about 200°F) for 2 or 3 hours - till the nuts become brittle. Remove from the oven and cool.
  2. Mix sugar in water until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil.
  3. Dip the prepared acorn meats into boiling syrup.
  4. Thoroughly dry them on a greased pan.
  5. For variations you can use cinnamon, chili powder, ginger, or other spices. Add this after you dissolve the sugar but before you bring it to a boil.

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What a treat! I'd gathered more acorns than I could plant from one of my trees and have an interest in what's edible just in the field and came across this. I did have to do the boiling and water changes more often - 6 or 7 times, but that would depend on the acorns, not the recipe. Thanks for posting this!

hunnybees September 29, 2009

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