I first got the idea from my step-grandmother, Gayle. She has made these delicious little mice in the past, and she slipped me the recipe years ago. I decided to make them for Nolan’s Christmas program, and although I will admit they are a bit tedious, they are so much fun!
On Sunday morning, after I had already made the mice, my friend Nina passed me a magazine clipping of the mice she likes to make. I loved that they were mounted on Oreos with little sprigs of holly drawn on them! I made another trip to the grocery store to buy Oreos and icing before the program on Sunday night :)
Bottle of at least 24 maraschino cherries WITH stems
Chocolate for dipping—I bought Baker’s milk chocolate dip (see photo below)
24 Hershey Kisses
Small package of sliced almonds (You need 48)
24 Double Stuf Oreos (about 1 bag)
Small tube white gel icing
Small tube green icing
Small tube red icing
Drain the cherries, and let them dry on a paper towel.
Hold the stems and dip them in melted chocolate.
Stick a Hershey Kiss on the end opposite the “tail”.
Place two pieces of almonds into the chocolate behind the Kiss to form small ears.
Put two dots of white icing on the Kiss to make eyes.
Twist all 24 of the Oreos apart, and save the halves with cream filling.
Place the mice onto the Oreo cream, using a little bit of the white gel as glue.
Nolan loved these mice, and I think it’s a tradition he will definitely remember from year to year :)
Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 dozen.