These Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice are always a hit when we give them to neighbors and friends. They’re a blast to make as a family too!
Every year when we do our holiday baking, my kids look most forward to making the chocolate covered cherry mice. We discovered this recipe courtesy of Family Fun magazine and it has been a hit with everyone we share them with each year.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice
Normally, I’m all about the easiest recipes possible. I’m a big fan of 3-ingredient dump cakes that only take 5 minutes of hands-on time.
But, I make an exception for these mice because the kids love making them, everyone loves to receive them, and they’re simply adorable! If you like cherry desserts, you should try these Cherry Cheesecake Dessert Wontons too.
Thankfully, you only need a few simple ingredients to make them. You’ll need maraschino cherries, melting chocolate, sliced almonds, Hershey’s kisses, and some frosting.
Step 1: Melt the Chocolate
To start, we have to melt the chocolate. I usually melt mine in the microwave. Be very careful not to overheat it, otherwise it gets thick and goopy.
Step 2: Coat Each Cherry
Next, you’ll dip each cherry into the chocolate (holding onto the stem).
Make sure the cherry is coated completely in chocolate.
Step 4: Attach the Head
The cherry is the mouse’s body. Now we need to attach the Hershey’s kisses for the mouse’s head.
Lay the chocolate covered cherry down on wax paper with the stem out to the back and press a Hershey’s kiss onto the opposite side.
Step 5: Add the Ears
Quickly, before the chocolate sets, add two sliced almonds to each mouse as its ears. The almonds should slide between the Hershey’s kiss and the cherry. Once the chocolate hardens, it will hold the ears and head in place.
Step 6: Finishing Touches
Finally, we just need to add a couple of finishing touches. Add two dots of blue or green frosting to give each mouse a pair of eyes. And add a small dot of red or pink frosting to the tip of the Hershey’s kiss for the nose.
How cute are these little guys? As soon as the chocolate sets, you can safely move them to a storage container or serving plate.
Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice Recipe
Here’s the recipe card for the chocolate covered cherry mice recipe so you can print it off to follow along if you prefer.
Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice
- 8 oz almond bark
- 2 jars maraschino cherries preferably WITH stems
- 12 oz bag Hershey's kisses
- 4 oz bag sliced almonds
- red decorator's frosting
- blue decorator's frosting
- Unwrap Hershey's Kisses and set aside.
- Drain cherries and pat with paper towels to dry.
- Melt almond bark according to package directions.
- Dip cherries in chocolate one at a time and set on wax paper.
- Immediately press a Hershey's kiss against the front of the dipped cherry (the side opposite the stem) and insert 2 sliced almonds between the kiss and the cherry.
- After all of the mice are assembled, dab a dot of red decorator's frosting on the tip of each kiss to make the nose and add two dots of blue to make the eyes.
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