Yesterday I made chocolate mice to take to my ward Christmas party. My coworker told me about them a few days ago, and I'd never heard of them. The people at the Christmas party knew what they were, though.
They were quick and easy to make, they looked cute, and they were delicious.
Here's how you make them.
-Maraschino cherries (with stems!)
-candy chocolate (brown)
-candy chocolate (white)
- probably sliced almonds
How you make them:
Dry the cherries. (Otherwise they leak cherry juice.)
Dip a cherry in melted chocolate. Attach the bottom of the cherry to the bottom of a Hershey's kiss.
Set on wax paper. Or, I just used paper plates, and they came right off.
Now, I knew that they probably needed ears, but my coworker didn't mention them, so I didn't do them. What you're actually supposed to do is pop a couple almond slices between the kiss and the cherry so that they look like ears. (I'm okay with my mice having been deaf, though, because I don't like almonds that much, and maybe they actually had ears that were brown and they just blended in.) [PS, if you want to see a picture of how to do the almonds, click here.]
Then you use white melted candy to give the mice eyes and noses.
Ta da! Chocolate mice.