Monday, April 19, 2010

RECIPE: Chocolate Mice

Okay, I know it sounds crazy but these are adorable for little parties for your kiddos.  We served them at my daughter's princess party and they are a regular on a local tea menu for children.  They are so fun to make!

Chocolate Mice
Maraschino cherries WITH stems
chocolate chips or chocolate candy melts
Hershey's Kisses or Hershey's Kisses baking pieces (prefer these but the store didn't have the day I made these)
Sliced Almonds
White Cookie Icing
Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals until melted.  Remove the foil from the Kisses and set aside.  Sort through the sliced almonds for nice shaped "ears" and set aside matching pairs.

Holding the stem, dip the cherries into the melted chocolate and place on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper, parchment paper or tin foil sprayed with non stick cooking spray.  

Carefully press a Kiss to the chocolate dipped cherry.

Press the almond slices between the Kiss and the cherry, allowing the chocolate to be the "glue" that holds them in place.

Squirt little dots of the white cookie icing on the Kiss to be the whites of the "eyes".

Using a food storage baggie, spoon a little of the melted chocolate into a food storage baggie.  Squeeze into the corner and clip off a tiny bit.  Squirt little "eyes" onto the white cookie icing.


Place in the refrigerator until hardened.  Serve and enjoy!  

My kids love to hold these by the "tail" and eat them!

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15 comments:

Miriam said...

Oh.my.goodness!! Are those cute or WHAT?! I'm not a marachino cherry kinda gal, but I might just have to make these sometime anyway!! They would be a fun to make on vacation and I know my nephews and nieces would love them :)

Janet said...

Those are adorable! Look really easy too. Thanks for sharing these.

JessieLeigh said...

These are incredibly cute! What a fun treat to make for the kiddos. Thanks for sharing!

Chrystal said...

These are so cute! My girls would love them. I think they are def a must do for our next get together! Thanks for sharing!

Susie said...

Ha! Ha! We made those at Christmas time and they were a hit!! So fun:-)

Avril Miller said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! I adore these little guys!!!! My daughter and I have made them before - but goodness it's been at least a yr since we made them. Your post has now encouraged me to make them again soon. :-)

Nikki said...

These are so cute. I saw your post on Beauty and Bedlam. Your site is cute too!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

OMG! So Cute! I've never seen this recipe before, my kids will go crazy!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Oh they are just so cute!! And not that difficult either. Thanks for sharing and linking up!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Well that is one little rodent that I wouldn't want to kill after all! ;-) Very cute~!

I'll have to consult you with my upcoming monthly challenge. I'm planning to go OCC (instead of OCD) - get organized, crafty and creative~ I think you seem to be all those things so I may be contacting you for ideas!!! :-)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OMGosh that is so awesome!!! What a cool idea! Thanks my dear :)

Sarah said...

These are adorable! I'll have to try them at our next kid party.

jsprik said...

thnx for linking up with foodie friday!! these are so cute, cant wait to try making them!!

Sharee said...

These are really cute! They would be a hit with my kids.

shopannies said...

these are so cute I think that I would have to admire mine before eating

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