These mischievous little mice will be the center of attention on any cookie tray. They would also make a fantastic display for any holiday cheese platter, giving that perfect whimsical feel. They are easy to create and are a great make ahead recipe that can be used at anytime over the holidays as they keep well in the fridge for weeks.
18 maraschino cherries, drained and dried
1-1 1/2 cups milk chocolate, melted
36 sliced almonds
18 Hershey kisses
White chocolate, small amount melted for eyes
Dip the maraschino cherries into the chocolate and let the excess drip off. Place a Hershey’s kiss at the bottom of the cherry and lay both on wax paper lined cookie sheet. Let the chocolate harden slightly and add two almond sliced for ears. Repeat for all eighteen mice. Place the cookie sheet in the fridge to set the chocolate. When set melt the white chocolate and using a toothpick dipped in the chocolate create eyes. Let set again in the fridge.
ABOUT TARA: Tara’s love of cooking started at a very young age where she would cook for her family. That love has continued over the years and now includes lots of time spent in the kitchen with her husband and daughter creating and entertaining. She also has a new found love of photography, working hard to increase her skills. When pulled away from the kitchen the family loves to explore and travel.