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The Christmas Mouse

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Makes: 60 candies Total Time: 3 hr
Category: Desserts Sub Category: Candies

what you need
  • 60 maraschino cherries with stems
  • 3 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 60 chocolate kiss type candies
  • 1-1/2 lb. chocolate for coating
  • Slivered almonds, approximately 120
  • Red cake decorating GEL (tube type)
make it
Drain cherries. Let set on paper towels. Combine syrup, sugar, butter & salt. Knead until smooth. Chill if too soft. Place 3/4 tsp. mixture around cherry, leave stem exposed. Place on a tray lined with waxed paper. Chill until firm.

Meanwhile, unwrap chocolate candies & set aside. Melt dipping chocolate (DO NOT MELT CANDIES). Dip cherries completely coating with melted chocolate. Place flat side of kiss-type candy against end of cherry without stem. Leave stem exposed to form "tail".

Place 2 slivered almonds between candy & cherry to form "ears". Lay on side with pointed end of candy forming "nose". Using decorating gel, make 2 dots for eyes, and one on tip of nose.

Return to wax covered tray. Continue with other cherries and candies. Cover & chill until firm. Store in a cool place 1-2 weeks. Makes 60 "MICE".
Notes
This is a delightful presentation for chocolate covered cherries. Children of ALL AGES enjoy them.
Average Rating  (1)
Rated  by a cook on 5/26/2006 Time consuming, but so cute! Everyone should do this at least 1 time.
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