chocolate mice (that definitely don’t stir)


how cute are these? this is my absolute favorite holiday treat to make – i’ve made them every christmas for 6 or 7 years now. not only are they delicious, but they make great hostess gifts. i have yet to meet anyone, man or woman, who has not completely fawned over these chocolately little guys. and though a bit time consuming, they are easy peasy to make.

CHOCOLATE HOLIDAY MICE
1 jar maraschino cherries with stems (that is important, the mice need tails!)
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
hershey kisses, unwrapped
sliced almonds
black cake/cookie icing (it comes in the little tube in the baking aisle)

drain and dry the cherries

line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper

set up a double boiler on the stove and melt your chocolate chips (i’ve dipped them with just chocolate chips and also with the addition of a couple tablespoons of shortening – whatever your preference is)

hold each cherry by the stem (tail) and dip/roll through the melted chocolate – set on cookie sheet – remember to space accordingly because you’ll be adding the hershey kiss head

next, add the hershey kiss head and ears to the “body” – using a butter knife and scrape off the leftover melted chocolate from the sides of the pan and use it as frosting to “glue” – put a little on the flat bottom of the kiss, add two almond slices for the ears and press to the cherry body – repeat until all the mice have heads

finally, use the cake/cookie icing and give them all eyes! you’ll be delighted to see an entire chocolate mouse army awaiting you 🙂

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