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Christmas Mice to Admire and Eat

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. photo-5



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
Waxed paper
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.

5 responses

  1. These mice are cute, but also make me slightly nervous. I think I just can’t get past the fact that they are mice! :/


    December 27, 2012 at 9:10 am

  2. What a great idea! I am soo making these next Christmas. The hostess of our Christmas dinner made little Santa’s out of strawberries, whipping cream, and chocolate chips. I’ll bring the mice! Thanks, Ruth!


    December 27, 2012 at 9:17 am

  3. Rob

    Very cute. I judged a pie a few years ago that had these on the top of the pie. Very interesting…by themselves. On a pie, not so much. As Stef said above they are mice and in my opinion mice and pie don’t mix.


    December 27, 2012 at 10:22 am

  4. Sue Reinfeld

    Those mice are so cute!


    December 27, 2012 at 10:36 pm

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