I just made these this past weekend for my daughter Halloween party at school this week. I put them in an air tight container and then in the freezer (no problems yet). I use rosted pumpkin seeds for the ears instead of almonds so I wouldn't have to worry about nut allergies.
These mice are adorable! It took me an hour to make them. After awhile, I started dipping about 6 cherries, then did the ears all at once, instead of doing one cherry at a time. I used a sandwich bag, cut a corner out, and inserted the decorator cap, then put in icing (I just mixed up some butter, 10X sugar, vanilla, and some milk), and made the eyes. Whoever thought these up was genius! They look so cute on my cookie trays!
I make these same mice for Christmas every year, but I make my own marzipan, and wrap the drained cherries in them before dipping. It's a little more work, but everyone loves them, and asked me way ahead of time if they will be getting them this year. I also use the cordial cherry flavored kisses for the head. I use the gel icing that comes in a tube to give mine a red nose and eyes. Last year, I found hersey's white chocolate kisses with chocolate cookie crumbs, and used them to make white mice which were a big hit. The cookie crumbs give the mice freckles ! I make quite a few of these, so I buy big jars of cherries from Sam's club. The 32 oz. jars come in handy too for holding chocolate chips or coconut or other baking goods that come in paper bags.
These are absolutely adorable! I made these for a Christmas party and my husband took a few of the leftover mice to a woman he works with. She loved them and requested a batch for an auction being held for her mother, who was recently diagnosed with 2 kinds of cancer. She called me the day after the auction to tell me that the mice, sold in a batch of 40, brought $50! We were both thrilled! Thank you for such a wonderful recipe that became part of such a touching story!
These are so cute. I made these years ago, but couldn't quite remember how to do it. Thanks so much for sharing. Oh - it is much easier if you get maraschino cherries with the stems on. I couldn't find any so had to use string licorice so wasn't easy to dip them. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Had to update this - I made for Thanksgiving and the kids were crazy about them. They requested I make them for the Christmas Family Dinner. There's 24 kids so had to make lots.
Made these to add to my cookie trays and everyone thought they were cute, and tasty. I used shortening instead of paraffin, just my preference. Thanks for the recipe.
Delicious and adorable! What a fun treat!
Did not make but received as a gift. They are the cutest things I have ever seen, can't wait to make them.
Everyone loved them, and they are so easy to just pop into your mouth. Make sure you make plenty of them to please a crowd. I didn't use all of the paraffin wax called for, maybe about half and it worked out perfect, they were still glossy and hardened beautifully!
These were easy and fun to make and certainly go over well with everyone. Not to mention that they are a burst of flavor in your mouth. I had 20 little mice running around a pumpkin patch of my Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cookies and ended up with three mice and two cookies at the end of the evening! Thanks for sharing:)