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Chocolate Mice Cookies

Lakelo Neves, Staff

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Recipe

Chocolate covered cherry mice an amazing christmas type snack for your friends and family.

Ingredients

  • 1(12 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, with stems drained and dried
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon butter
  • 1 ounce paraffin wax, chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1⁄2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1(3 ounce) package clear red decorating gel

Instructions

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Rinse the maraschino cherries, drain the Juice, and let dry on paper towels, turning often.
  3. The cherries must be completely dry or the chocolate will get crumby.
  4. Gently melt chocolate, butter, and paraffin in a double boiler until they are smooth, stirring often to prevent burning.
  5. Once melted, turn off heat, but leave in the double-boiler on the burner.
  6. Dip dry cherries in melted chocolate to completely cover up to the stem.
  7. Place on lined cookie sheet.
  8. Immediately press on chocolate chip, flat side to the front of the dipped cherry, to form a head.
  9. While chocolate is warm, put two sliced almonds between chocolate chip and cherry to form ears. Let  it cool.
  10. Use a toothpick to dab beady red eyes on either side of the chocolate chip with the red gel icing.
  11. Refrigerate to firmly set chocolate.
  12. fresh sweet cherries are in season, by all means use them.
  13. You can use the giant chocolate bars for the semisweet chocolate, or semisweet baking squares, or chocolate chips.
  14. If your cherries are too big, you may wish to use chocolate kisses for the heads.
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