Friday, November 8, 2013

Chocolate Mice

You can search online for really cute photos of Chocolate Mice.
This is our first attempt to make them and it was a fun family project!
My tea friend, Mary Jane, says to always eat dessert first!
The chocolate mice were at each place when the guests arrived at the table. 
Don't they look cute?
Chocolate Mice Recipe
1 package chocolate-covered graham crackers
(I used mint chocolate cookies from Whole Foods)
1 bag Hershey's Chocolate Kisses, unwrapped
1 bag semi-sweet Chocolate chips
1 jar red maraschino cherries with stems,  thoroughly drained
1 small bag sliced almonds
White Almond Bark (or gel icing)
Lay out cookies on a cookie sheet covered with waxed paper or parchment paper, spacing them about 2 inches apart. (you can use the "bottom" half of an Oreo Cookie and sit the mouse on the white filling)
Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in microwave, according to directions on the package.
Dip well-drained cherries in melted chocolate.  Place them on a cookie, stem pointing up (as the mouse tail).
Immediately place a Hershey's Kiss on the front to form the mouse face. 
Then quickly add two slices of almond for the ears. 
When finished, place two small eyes and an nose on the Hershey's Kiss face with melted white almond bark or gel icing. 
NOTE:  This works best if you can make it with a partner who can help with the different steps.  14-year-old Austin and Glenn made these fun mice for our Christmas Tea.

This is a fun new Christmas tradition for our family.

There is a really cute recipe for Little White Chocolate Mice, using Hershey Hugs in the book, Sandy's Tea Society Delighting in Friendships Steeped in Love,
by Sandy Lynam Clough.

Link to the November issue of
Kentucky Living Magazine


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