|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||3%|
|Total Carbohydrate 2g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 2g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
These chocolate-covered cherry mice are fun to create and make an adorable presentation for parties, bake sales, and of course, Halloween. Let the kids help by setting up a production line, and they will have a ball. These candy mice are almost too cute to eat.
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Line a cookie sheet with waxed or parchment paper.
Rinse the maraschino cherries, drain thoroughly, and let dry on paper towels, turning often. The cherries must be completely dry or the chocolate will seize and get crumbly.
Gently melt the chocolate, butter, and paraffin in a double boiler until smooth, stirring often to prevent burning. Once melted, turn off the heat, but leave chocolate in the double-boiler on the burner.
Dip dry cherries in melted chocolate to completely cover up to the stem.
Place on lined cookie sheet. Immediately press on chocolate chip, flat side to the front of the dipped cherry, to form a head.
While chocolate is still warm, wedge two sliced almonds between chocolate chip and cherry to form ears. Let cool.
Use a toothpick to dab beady red eyes on either side of the chocolate chip with the red gel icing.
Refrigerate to firmly set chocolate.
Serve and enjoy!
- If fresh sweet cherries are in season, by all means, use them. If your cherries are exceptionally large, you may wish to use chocolate kisses for the heads.
- Paraffin is sold in the canning supplies section, usually under the brand Gulf Wax.
- You can use the giant chocolate bars for the semisweet chocolate, or semisweet baking squares, or chocolate chips.