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« on: December 18, 2007 06:57:08 PM »

I made these little mice for the folks in my office at work. They're sort of a joke because we have a bit of a mouse problem now that the weather is bad! They've all come inside to escape the snow and they leave behind little presents under desks and in storage closets.

They're not terribly original, I know I've seen them on here before.  They just turned out so cute I had to share them!



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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007 06:58:36 PM »

oh my gosh!!  those are adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007 07:02:51 PM »

Thats great! Can you post how you made them?
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2007 07:10:49 PM »

Those are so cute!  You did such a neat and tidy job on them too!  They look like something people would pay big bucks for in a specialty candy shop.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2007 07:11:18 PM »

I've made those!  The tute is here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=69486.0
I had it bookmarked.  Yours turned out way  better than mine.  Mine were all goopy and half melted and falling apart- that's a good idea to put them on the cookie.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2007 07:13:37 PM »

I am forever obsessed with these little candy mice!! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2007 07:18:40 PM »

I didn't take pictures of the process because it was pretty sticky, but I can definitely explain it. They're SUUUUPER easy!

To make these you need:
1 bag of Hershey's Kisses "Hugs" (white chocolate with milk chocolate stripes)
1 bag of white chocolate chips
1 bag of sliced almonds for the mouse ears
1 jar of maraschino cherries WITH stems
1 package of Keebler chocolate covered graham crackers (for the bases)
1 tube of gel icing (for eyes and noses)

Melt the entire bag of white chips in a double boiler on low. While the chips are melting, unwrap your Kisses and put them aside, empty your jar of cherries and dry them off as well as you possibly can. This is vital!!! Chocolate doesn't stick to wet cherries!

Take each cherry and hold it by the stem and dip it in your melted chocolate.  You should get a pretty thick coating, it looks better and adheres to the base better.  Immediately after you dip, stick on a Kiss for the head and place it on your graham cracker base.  Wait a couple seconds for it to set up a bit, and place in two sliced almonds between the cherry and the Kiss for the ears.  I found that it's best to put them on higher than you might like them, just because they have a tendency to drift downwards before the chocolate hardens.

Let the chocolate fully cool and harden, then take gel icing and dot on eyes and noses on each of your mice.

They're super easy and super rewarding! Please post a picture if you make some!
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2007 07:29:42 PM »

Those are so cute! Thanks for the recipe!
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2007 07:39:48 PM »

i love the red eyes!  now, if only there was a way to turn the cookie into a mini mousetrap... i might have to try these just for that.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2007 07:54:12 PM »

Maybe you could use pretzel sticks, lol.  My mouse heads were falling off without mousetrap intervention.
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