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Topic: Great, Quick last minute Chocolate Cherry Gift Mice (complete w/ photos)  (Read 89299 times)
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« on: December 23, 2005 03:08:27 PM »

OK, I just knocked out about 5 dozen of these Chocolate Cherry Mice in about an hour (but they still need some cooling), which will make great hostess gifts, besides being tasty and adorable..

FIRST, gather all your stuff needed:
1) Maraschino cherries with stems (stems become mouse tails)- Drain and dry them off as best you can
2) Hershey kisses- I have no idea whether these are available outside the US, or what you'd call them anywhere else
3) Sliced almonds (try to pair them in similar sizes- 2 per cherry- which become the mouse ears)
4) Chocolate for melting (I prefer chocolate chips melted in the microwave, be careful to melt only about 20 seconds at a time, and DON'T LET ANY WATER GET IN THE MELTING BOWL or it will "seize up"- Very bad and you have to start over again...don't overcook the chocolate, you want to melt it not incinerate it! Melting or dipping chocolate can be used but I think it may have an aftertaste)

Melt the chocolate (BUT NOT the kisses) and start dipping each cherry by holding onto its stem/tail. As you lift it out of the chocolate, attach a kiss to the end opposite the stem (this becomes the head), and place on a clean sheet of wax paper......

Before the chocolate sets up insert a pair of almond slice ears between the kiss and the cherry body.
This can get a LITTLE MESSY so you'll probably want to stop and wash the chocolate off whatever you've gotten it on, before you Dot the eyes on with pink gel icing (eyes are cuter if you put them very close together)

If you can resist the urge to gobble them up, you'll have a nice army of mice to spread out to however many hostesses you need to thank.

Merry Christmas everybody!
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2005 03:32:13 PM »

How adorable are those?!  Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial.  I bookmarked this thread & I'm for sure going to make them next Christmas.

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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2005 03:36:30 PM »

Ooooh... yummy! Thanks for the great idea!

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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2005 03:42:04 PM »

Yum... it's a group activity and delicious snack waiting to happen, I think.

« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2005 04:22:23 PM »

I also appreciate the great idea - they look so cute!
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2005 08:07:17 PM »

I made a bunch of these with my former MIL one year.  They are so fun to make and easy.  We took them to the nursing home where her father stays.  She reads to them and always takes a themed snack to go along with the book.  That trip she read them Twas' the Night Before Christmas and we took the chocolate mice and Nutter Butter Reindeer.
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2005 08:31:10 PM »

aww those are so adorable, now if i only had cherries...
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2005 04:38:02 PM »

ahhh! so cute! Grin

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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2005 05:10:34 PM »

Definitely bookmarking this! Thank you. These would be good any time really. Mice are always fashionable, right?  Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2005 05:20:54 PM »

HOW great are you?  A girl at work made these & everyone was carrying them oohing and ahhing over them.  I came on to find them, right now!  and you have a wonderful tute... thanks a bunch.  Great tute & adorable mouses! meese! mice!

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