How cute are these chocolate-covered Christmas mice? Simply adorable! The photo doesn’t do them justice. I can’t take credit for them — they’re a treat my friend made. I was just lucky enough to get one! Here’s how to make them:
Chocolate-Covered Christmas Mice
Hershey’s chocolate kisses
Maraschino cherries, rinsed and dried
6 ounces semisweet chocolate
1/2 tsp butter
1 ounce paraffin, chopped
Red gel icing
Green gel icing
In a double boiler, melt semisweet chocolate, butter and paraffin. Stir until smooth. Dip cherries in melted chocolate, completely covering the cherry stem. Place on an Oreo cookie half. Press on the Hershey’s kiss to form the mouse’s head. Before the chocolate has set, wedge two sliced almonds between the Hershey’s kiss and the cherry to form the mouse’s ears. Use the red gel icing for the mouse’s eyes, and green and red icing to create holly berries on the side of the cookie. Refrigerate to firmly set the chocolate.
Thanks to Susie, Bernie and Bea for this!