Chocolate Cherry Candy Mice: Recipe

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Chocolate Cherry Candy Mice: Recipe

Another fun recipe from Susan Cooper at FindingOurWayNow. It was originally intended for the holidays, but I think it would be great fun any time of the year. 🙂

2 Chocolate Mice

This is just the most fun to make. I found this recipe in the Betty Crocker Halloween Cookbook. The kids will just love this.

Chocolate Cherry Candy Mice

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • 24 maraschino cherries with stems, well drained
  • 24 milk chocolate kisses
  • 48 almond slices
  • White & Red decorative icing or gel tubes

Directions:

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt the chocolate chips and shortening in a small pan over very low heat until smooth. To make each mouse, hold a cherry by the stem and dip into melted chocolate, swirling to help smooth out the coating. Set on parchment paper and press a chocolate kiss opposite the stem (stem acts as the tail of the mouse). Carefully insert 2 almond slices between the cherry and chocolate kiss. Create 2 white icing dots with red icing centers for eyes. Refrigerated until set.  Store in an airtight container.

1 Chocolate Mouse

Notes: You can use a toothpick to create the dots for the eyes. You may leave off the eyes if you choose; they’re just as cute. You create your own icing for the eyes by using a plastic bag with a small cut corner to pipe, or a toothpick to create the icing eyes on the mouse.

So what do you think? Any time of the year is a good time to have fun with these, right? Enjoy!

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  1. carolcovin says:

    Love these! They're so cute!

  2. JeriWB says:

    I thought those mice looked familiar 😉

  3. Jon Jefferson says:

    These are cute. Your grand kid will eventually enjoy eating them more than making them I bet.

  4. Geek Girl says:

    I think my biggest problem with these is actually making a mouse before I eat all of the ingredients!

  5. findingourwaynow says:

    Thanks for the shout-out. You got that right about the ingredients… LOL. They were fun to make and fun to photograph. 🙂

  6. Mary Slagel says:

    How adorable! Thank you to you and Susan for sharing this. The mice are definitely perfect all year whether it is a holiday or not.

  7. adventuresofamiddleagemom says:

    Oh! I've made mice out of radishes, but never out of chocolate. How cute. And how tasty?!

    • Geek Girl says:

      The problem is whether you can make these before you eat the ingredients!

  8. Those are adorable! I love the little ears.

    • Geek Girl says:

      They are adorable!

  9. Barbara says:

    My granddaughter would love these. And the little mice droppings did not escape me either. Fun!

    • Geek Girl says:

      Yeah, kids will definitely like these!

  10. conniemcleod says:

    That looks so fun and adorable!

  11. How cute is that. Hat's off to you and Susan Cooper.

  12. @mepaint says:

    So sweet. I will be making these with my kids soon.

  13. Helene Bludman says:

    So adorable! I must make these.

  14. thegenaboveme says:

    My kids would love this! Clarissa would make them with extra attention to detail. Porter would make grotesque comments and sound effects while decapitating them. We should try these soon! Thanks for writing it up.

  15. grownandflown says:

    Cutest thing I have ever seen – my kids would have loved these when they were little. Guess I will have to try to be this clever when (hoping) I have grandkids.