Three Not so Blind Mice
photo by Rita1652
- Ready In:
- 1 (16 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained dried on paper towel
- 1 (10 ounce) bag miniature chocolate chips (optional for the eyes)
- 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate
- 2 ounces paraffin wax
- 1 (10 ounce) bag sliced almonds
- 5 ounces white icing
- 1 (16 ounce) bag Hershey chocolate kisses
- Melt chocolate and paraffin double boiler.
- Dip whole cherry holding tail, set on waxed paper.
- Attach one kiss to opposite end of tail, it`ll be the head.
- Make sure the tail lies along the waxed paper.
- Don`t forget it`s to be a mouse.
- Then put almonds for ears between chocolate kiss and cherries.
- Tube tiny eyes above the nose then apply mini kisses over icing.
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I've made these several times and they are super cute! To simplify the recipe I melt Almond Chocolate bark (purchase from WalMart) in the microwave. I dip the tip of a toothpick into the melted chocolate and apply a small dot of chocolate to attach the eyes. I purchase candy eyes online. Everyone loves opening a cookie box only to see the mice already stealing the treats inside!
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!
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Excellent. These went together so quickly and easily. I did find that I had way too much chocolate so I used the leftover for espresso beans and chocolate covered nuts. Next time I'll reduce the chocolate by half. I also added a touch of oil to the chocolate instead of parafin wax (just a personal preference). I melted my chocolate in the microwave and then set it over a bowl of hot water and it worked up very easily. I also used melted white chocolate chips and made eyes using a tooth pick. I then used another toothpick to dot some of the leftover darker chocolate for pupils.