• Prep

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
Recipe by  lovemykids

“Kids love them. I did growing up -- my mom use to make these around Christmas time, but great for anytime! You can make as many as you want. They are great to look at.”

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Original recipe yields 20 mice



  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Chop the confectioners' coating into chunks, and place into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the coating in the microwave oven on High for 30 seconds; then heat again 4 or 5 more times for 10 to 15 seconds each time until the coating is warm (not hot) and melted. Stir well until the chocolate coating is smooth and free of lumps. The coating should be about 95 degrees F (35 degrees C).
  3. Dry the cherries well with paper towels. Holding each cherry by the stem, dip it into the chocolate coating to just reach the bottom of the stem. Carefully lay the cherry on its side, so the stem sticks out the side. This will be the tail. Before the coating sets up, stick the flat side of an unwrapped chocolate kiss opposite the tail, to make a pointy-nosed face. Pick out two nicely shaped slivers of almond, and insert them between the chocolate kiss and the dipped cherry to make little ears. Use a toothpick to make two small dots of melted coating on the face for eyes; stick two little red candies to the coating dots. Repeat with the rest of the cherries. Allow the coating to set until firm and cool, about 30 minutes.

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I have also been making these mice for years and everyone always comments on how cute they are! They make a great addition to my Christmas cookie plates. I also just use semi-sweet chocolate chips for dipping and just use a tube of icing for the eyes.



I like to sit them on an open oreo cookie. Easy to pick up from a treat tray. Thanks for talking the time to write out the recipe lovemykids.This year I made the ears out of chocolate melts so the nuts would not be a proublem for grandson.



Love these. I made sure my cherries and kisses were cold. I put the almonds on the kisses prior to dipping the cherries, this made the assembly easier. Make sure the chocolate is not too hot or everything will slip. I put cute white eyes on the Christmas mice and used gel for the beady red eyes for Halloween.

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Amount Per Serving (20 total)

  • Calories
  • 96 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 11.8 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 14 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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