Guest Blog from Euthemia where my sister is spending the Christmas holidays.
Her friend Joanne brought these to Christmas dinner . Euthemia emailed me the photo of them and then I wrote back to ask if it would be okay to post. Directions below. Thanks Euthemia and Joanne.
Here are the instructions for making the chocolate cherry mice from Joanne Maier of Glenmont, New York.
They were a great hit at the holiday table.
24 Maraschino cherries with stems
1/2 cup chocolate chips
24 Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped
48 almond slices (match pairs by size)
Icing – 1 cup confectioner’s sugar, 1 teaspoon of water
Black food coloring
Red food coloring
Drain cherries, pat dry. Cherries, unwrapped kisses and paired ears need to be lined up ahead of time on a cookie sheet covered in waxed paper. Microwave chocolate chips 15 seconds at a time until melted. Be careful not to burn the chocolate. Hold the cherry by stem, dip and swirl til covered in chocolate, put on the side so tail sticks out and on the front, push on a Kiss to make the head. Where the Kiss meets the cherry, put in the two ears, and keep doing it until you finish. Make icing, take a small amount and add black food coloring, another small amount for red food coloring, and the rest will stay white. Put icing into 3 different baggies and cut a tiny hole in the corner of the bag. Make the eyes white with a black dot in the middle, and use the pink for a nose.
After the dinner plates were cleared at the neighbor’s house on Saturday night, Joaquin brought out a magnificent circular platter of Turrón. His mother had sent the assortment from Spain. It was a Christmas gift but fortunately for us it arrived in late January. There’s also marzipan with chocolate and a pineapple nougat on the plate, too. Sweet and a perfect finish. The area in focus is small, but you get the idea of the presentation. I should have photographed it afterward as it was about empty! Yum.
A Different Dessert
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and loaded with almonds.
This version hard.
The Italian I ate at Christmas was soft.
Turrón dates back to at least the 15th century according to wikipedia.
Delicious confection filled with almonds.