When I saw this Chocolate Cherry Mice Candy recipe I was reminded me of the poem Twas The Night Before Christmas. Remember the part about the mouse? Regardless of all that this recipe is just the most fun to make.  I found this Chocolate Cherry Mice Candy recipe in the Betty Crocker Halloween Cookbook.  To me, it is a perfect recipe to showcase for the holidays.  The kids will just love this.

Chocolate Cherry Mice Candy

Chocolate Cherry Mice Candy, findingourwaynow.com


    • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 2 teaspoons shortening
    • 24 maraschino cherries with stems, well drained
    • 24 milk chocolate kisses
    • 48 almond slices
    • White & Red decorative icing or gel tubes


Chocolate Cherry Mice Candy, findingourwaynow.comLine a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt the chocolate chips and shortening in a small pan over very low heat until smooth. To make each mouse, hold a cherry by the stem and dip into melted chocolate, swirling to help smooth out the coating. Set on parchment paper and press a chocolate kiss opposite the stem (stem acts as the tail of the mouse). Carefully insert 2 almond slices between the cherry and chocolate kiss. Create 2 white icing dots with red icing centers for eyes. Refrigerated until set.  Store in an airtight container.

Chocolate Cherry Mice Candy, findingourwaynow.comNotes: You can use a toothpick to create the dots for the eyes. You may leave off the eyes if you choose; they’re just as cute. You create your own icing for the eyes by using a plastic bag with a small cut corner to pipe, or a toothpick to create the icing eyes on the mouse.

A decorative box of Chocolate Cherry Mice Candy makes a delightful gift to give to a teacher or coworker and they will be so impressed that you made these cute little delights. Enjoy.

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  • http://twitter.com/geekgirlusa Cheryl Therrien

    These are so adorable. I wonder how many will actually make it to the refrigerator before being eaten. :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Cheryl, I can honestly say that we had to make an extra batch for that very reason… LOL

  • http://biz.leoraw.com/about/ Leora Wenger

    So cute – looks like a fun project.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Leora, You’re right, they were really fun to make. :-)

  • Jon Jefferson

    Something about the holidays always brings out intricate little treats. These are really neat a fun change from the usual cookies.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jon, People have really enjoyed these as a surprise dessert. I makes them laugh adding to the evenings festivities. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.owens.790 Mike Owens

    We’ve made these using the cordial cherries.
    They are seriously low cost (buy after Christmas) decorations for New Year’s dinner.
    And I really like the poops.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Mike, You got that. We made these from scratch and they were still pretty easy to make. I wanted to make white ones but we couldn’t find white kisses… LOL. BTW: not many people caught the poop. :)

  • http://www.patricia-weber.com Patricia Weber

    They are so cute! Better than in real life. Thanks.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Patricia, That is so very true… LOL. :)

  • Maribel Reyes

    Oh my goodness, super cute! Perfect to give to a teacher. :D

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Maribel, That’s what I thought too. If you make these, let me know how the teacher liked them. :)

  • http://twitter.com/JeriWB Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I’m sharing this on my niece’s FB wall right away!

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jeri, That is way cool. Thanks. :)

  • http://twitter.com/m4bmarketing Susan Oakes

    These look great Susan. I am sending to a friend who was searching cute recipes.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Susan, These are just so much fun to make. I’m sure they will be a hit. :)

  • Elizabeth Scott

    I had such a good time making these and my kids absolutely LOVED eating them. They would hold them by the tail and pop the whole mouse in their mouth.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Elizabeth, That is so cool. I could just see that and it made me laugh. :-)

  • Gina Baker

    Ha, ha, very cute. now if only I liked cherries… :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Gina, They were fun to make. Oh well, it’s too bad there is something that you could use in place of the cherries. :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/dbcurrie Donna Currie

    Aw, those are so cute. I’d be tempted to make them completely from chocolate, so they’d last a little longer, though. And then I’d just eat the cherries ;-)

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Donna, What a great idea. Hee, hee, I would do the same thing. :)

  • http://joannerambling.wordpress.com/ Jo-Anne

    Wow they look great and yummy too

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Happy Holidays my friend. They are both Jo-Anne. :)

  • http://twitter.com/SarahSimplyMe Sarah

    Those are SO cute!!!

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Thanks Sarah, Happy Holidays, :)

  • Stephanie Ruby Feldman

    Oh how you tempt me !!!!Too cute!!!

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hee, hee, I do try Stephanie. They’re both cute and delicious. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/catarina.alexon Catarina Alexon

    Both cute and, I am sure, delicious! Great idea Susan!

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      They are that Catarina, thanks, :)

  • http://twitter.com/InkkReviews Krisha & Katie

    Awww…these are too adorable!!! I know a couple kids in my family who would help me make (and eat) these. ~Krisha

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Thanks Krisha, They were and are a blast to make. :). Have fun with this one. :)

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    These are just darling!! I will def have to try them sometime.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Krystle, I know, you’d have fun making these. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/artyyah A.K.Andrew

    These are absolutely adorable Susan:))

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Thanks A.K. They’re really fun to make. :-)

  • Lisa J. Jackson

    Oh, Susan, these look adorable! I’m a Big Sister to a (now teen) girl and she loves making peanut butter cup treats. I think she’d love to help me make these. I don’t know if she’s a fan of cherries, but I know she’s good with chocolate treats. This will be a very fun thing for us to do one Sunday (we spend Sundays together). thank you!

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Oh Lisa, That is so very cool. She will have a ball making these regardless if she likes cherries or not. Let me how they turn out when you make them. :-)

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