Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chocolate Cherry Mice Treats

This is one of the cutest spooky treat ideas that I've seen. My wonderful friend Melissa handed me this recipe for her Chocolate Cherry Mice Treats and it's perfect for a Halloween party or a little snack-a-roo.

Here's her photo of these tasty little critters.
Amounts will vary depending on how many mice you want to make.

Maraschino cherries with stem
Hershey kisses
semi-sweet chocolate chips
sliced almonds
icing for eyes ( I usually just get a red or orange gel tube)

1. Drain the cherries and pat them dry with paper towels. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.

2. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat them until smooth, working in 15-second intervals, stirring between each.

3. Holding a cherry by its stem, dip it into the chocolate and swirl it around to completely cover the fruit. Set it on its side on the waxed paper and immediately press a Hershey's Kiss onto the cherry for the head. For the ears, gently wedge two almond slices between the Kiss and the cherry.

4. Using icing, decorate eyes. Can do a pink tip for a nose, just depends what you like.

Now, I'd better get back to watching "The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!" Happy Halloween. :)

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