December 22, 2010

Chocolate Cherry Mice

Do you want a ridiculously easy and adorable holiday dessert idea? Here it is! Round yourself up a 4 ounce semi-sweet chocolate bar, 30 Hershey's kisses, a small jar of maraschino cherries with stems, and sliced almonds. Got it? Okay here's the how-to if you need it.  
First, chop your chocolate bar into small pieces. 
Heat it over a double boiler in a metal or glass mixing bowl until just melted.**
Meanwhile, drain your cherries and set them on a paper towel to get rid of any wetness. 
Once the chocolate is melted but not too hot, dip your cherries and cover them completely. 
Place them on a silicone mat or piece of parchment with the stems perpendicular to the mat(so they don't stick when you take them off). Grab a chocolate kiss and place it up against the wet chocolate. 
Once the chocolate has cooled slightly, add your sliced almonds for the ears(we ended up dipping the ends in the melted chocolate before placing them on the mice). 
With the leftover chocolate, pop it into a piping bag with a small round tip or a ziplock bag with a teeny tiny cut to the corner. Pipe little noses and eyes to give the mice a bit more life-like features. 
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday filled with sweet treats like these! 

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