I just made myself an army for the holiday party I’m going to tomorrow and I figured I would share them with you. It’s loosely based off of something Martha Stewart thought up but here is my version. They’re a delicious treat, and they disappear quickly, so be sure to make a whole bunch
[B]Chocolate covered cherry mice.
2 bottles of stemmed cherries
2 1lb bars of regular Hershey’s Chocolate (not semi-sweet)
1 bag of almond slices
1 bag of Hershey Kisses
1 double boiler
1 cookie sheet
Wax Paper or non stick parchment paper
A cold place (outside if below 30 degrees or in your refrigerator)
A pretty plate to display them on for your guests/family
Drain, strain and pat dry the two jars of stemmed cherries. Drying them a bit helps the chocolate stick better.
Place a sheet of wax paper on top of the cookie sheet.
Melt two pounds of Hershey’s chocolate over indirect heat. If you put it directly on the burner, the chocolate will burn and be ruined. Make sure you heat the chocolate SLOWLY (over low heat). It’ll give you time to unwrap all the Kisses.
Set yourself up an assembly line. Cherries, chocolate, kisses, ears (almond slices). I suggest putting the almond slices on a plate, so you can pick through for the best looking ones.
Dunk the cherry into the chocolate, swirling around until it is well covered. Lay it down on the wax paper covered cookie sheet so that the stem (tail) is laying down (so that it looks like the body of a mouse, with a tail coming out of it’s rear). Then, if needed, dip the flat end of a kiss into the chocolate, then stick it to the chocolate covered cherry in the right place for the head (not near the tail!). Now, choose your ears. If you have a large slice, try breaking it in two, or choose two smaller ones. Stick them to the melty chocolate in the place of where a mouse’s ears would be.
Repeat this until you have an entire army, or you run out of something.
Place the cookie sheet outside (or in the fridge) for about 15 minutes or until the chocolate has cooled and solidified. Now, remove your mice by the tail and place them onto your decorative platter.
Keep your mice in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them. If the chocolate melts, they won’t come off the plate.