These fun Chocolate Cherry Christmas Mice made from chocolate covered cherries with almond slices and Hershey’s Kisses, are a great addition to your Christmas table. Some mice will be stirring this Christmas in your house when you make these adorable Chocolate Covered Christmas Mice, but don’t be surprised if none are there for Santa when he comes swooping down the chimney. These little mice remind me of my childhood when all of us – my grandma, mom, aunts,sister and I – would compete in making as many mice as possible during the whole night.
Chocolate Cherry Christmas Mice – a very simple recipe which allows your creativity to be expressed at the same time. My little mice have always had the longest chocolate tails, and my sister’s had big white ears. And I am going to make tonight as many little mice as possible to keep me company during this night, and, who knows, maybe at midnight some prince will knock on my door and make my Christmas wish come true!
Chocolate Cherry Christmas Mice
These fun Chocolate Cherry Christmas Mice made from chocolate covered cherries with almond slices and Hershey’s Kisses, are a great addition to your Christmas table.
- 12 Maraschino Cherries with stems, drained
- 1/2 cup Light Cocoa Candy Melts
- 12 Hersheys Kisses, unwrapped
- 24 Almond slices
- 1/8 cup White Candy Melts
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Melt light cocoa candy melts in microwave or in double boiler.
- Holding a cherry by the stem, dip in the melted chocolate, rolling to coat completely.
- Allow excess chocolate to drain off and lay cherry on its side on the parchment.
- Place an chocolate kiss on chocolate coated cherry (candy flat side against the end opposite the stem end of a cherry)
- Gently insert 2 almond slices between the cherry and the kiss candy to create ears.
- Place in refrigerator for a 5 minutes and allow to cool and set.
- Melt white candy melts in microwave or in double boiler.
- Using toothpick, gather up small bit of melted white chocolate and paint on each eye.
- Allow chocolate to set.
- * If the Kiss candy or almonds doesn't stick well, it's likely that the chocolate dried too much or there's not enough. Just dab a little chocolate on the Kiss/almonds and place it on that way.