Chocolate Cherry Mice are the cutest little Christmastime treats! Creamy chocolate covered cherries with an adorable mouse face that kids love to make and eat.
These sweet little Chocolate Cherry Mice are a favorite in our family. Our mom saw the idea on television once and then put her own spin on them to make them even cuter! They make a darling neighbor gift for the holidays. Make a plate of these and attach a card saying “‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” They’re almost too cute to eat!
What Are Chocolate Cherry Mice?
These little edible Christmas mice are such a fun project for the kids to help with when they’re out of school on vacation. The mice get their bodies from a chocolate covered cherry, with a Hershey kiss face and little peanut ears. Add a red hot nose and icing eyes and you have a plate full of adorable little critters that your children will love to help you make and eat. Make an assembly line and ask the kids to help make these lovely little critters.
What Kind of Cherries Do I Need for Chocolate Cherry Mice?
It’s important to find Maraschino Cherries WITH stems. They are tough to find sometimes, but you need the stems to make the mice tails.
Peanut Allergies? No Problem!
This recipe calls for halved peanuts for the ears, but you could easily swap them out for sliced almonds or even little bits of marshmallows for the ears.
More Cute Christmas Treats
Chocolate Cherry Mice make the cutest holiday gift. In our family we love making big batches of goodies to give to our neighbors, and candy is our favorite thing to make! Here are a few more favorites to box up for friends and neighbors.
- Christmas Crunch Popcorn
- Mom’s Homemade Caramels
- Old Fashioned Chocolate Covered Cherries
- Marshmallow Rocky Road Fudge
- Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- English Toffee
- White Chocolate Peppermint Bark
- Homemade Almond Joys
How to Make Chocolate Cherry Mice
- In the microwave or over the stove, melt the chocolate chips and shortening together. Stir until smooth.
- Holding a cherry by its stem, dip it into the chocolate and then press a chocolate kiss onto the cherry.
- Wedge peanut halves between the cherry and chocolate kiss to make the ears.
- Place this on wax paper until chocolate dries.
- Add a couple dots of white frosting for eyes, then put a little melted chocolate on a red-hot and place on the end of the kiss to make the nose.