Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice – Perfect for Halloween!

by Her Happy Balance on October 20, 2014

Good morning, friends! Today I’m unleashing my inner Martha Stewart on you and sharing a fun, little treat that would be just perfect for Halloween.

Take one part chocolate, add in some delicious cherries and finish it off with a dash of creepy crawliness and you get chocolate covered cherry mice scurrying around your kitchen table and Halloween party spread!

Halloween treat

Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice
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A delicious chocolate treat with a spooky flare - perfect for Halloween parties, bake sales, or as a project to make with kids!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 10 oz. Jars of whiskey cherries, with stems*
  2. 1 12 oz. Bag of semisweet chocolate chips
  3. 1 2 oz. Bar of paraffin, chopped**
  4. 1 Tsp. butter
  5. 1 bag of Hershey's Kisses
  6. 1 Small package of slivered almonds
  7. 1 Small tube of red or white icing
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, melt chocolate chips, butter, and paraffin in the microwave in 20-30 second intervals. Stir after each interval to insure that your chocolate does not burn. It will take approximately 5 minutes for your chocolate and paraffin mixture to become liquid. In the meantime, remove cherries from jar and dry using paper towels. It is very important that the cherries be completely dry, or the chocolate will have a hard time sticking to them. Unwrap 24 chocolate kisses and set aside. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Once chocolate is melted and cherries are dry, dip cherries into chocolate. Do not dip the cherry stems. Place cherry onto wax paper and quickly attach a Hershey kiss to one side. Dip the ends of two slivered almonds into chocolate mixture and wedge them between the cherry and kiss to form ears. Repeat this process until you have dipped all your cherries. Chocolate solidifies 30-45 seconds after dipping. For the final step, take your icing and dot on two eyes to your mouse. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. *I bought these cherries because they are bigger than normal maraschino cherries - they're available at Wegman's. You could always use 1 10 oz. jar of regular cherries. Maraschino cherries are smaller and usually have 24 or more to a jar. The big whiskey cherries only have about 15 cherries to a jar. You will need at least 24 cherries.
  2. **This can be found in the mason jar and canning supply aisle of your grocery store
Adapted from Hallmark
Adapted from Hallmark
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Halloween treat

I know that these mice look time-consuming, but I was honestly shocked at how easy they were to make. The paraffin melted into the chocolate helps keep your chocolate smooth and gives you time to manipulate your cherries and create your mouse bodies without having to worry about the chocolate solidifying. As a bonus, there is plenty of leftover chocolate when you are finished to dip all sorts of treats into. I used my extra chocolate to dip pretzels and banana bites.

If you’re a big holiday baker, add a few of these mice to your cookie tray to give it a little extra Halloween flare. And keep this recipe handy for Christmas time when you can pass them off as little church mice for holiday parties. 

Thoughts??
What is your favorite thing to dip in chocolate. Honestly, potato chips – they’re amazing covered in chocolate!
Have you ever worked with paraffin when cooking or baking before?

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