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Chocolate cherry mice on a white plate

Chocolate Cherry Mice

Chocolate Cherry Mice are the cutest little Christmastime treats! Sweet chocolate covered cherries with an adorable mouse face that kids love to make and eat.
Course candy
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cherry mice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 87kcal
Author Erica Walker


  • 1 cup chocolate candy melts milk or semi-sweet (You can also use chocolate chips with 1/2 teaspoon of shortening or coconut oil)
  • 20 Maraschino cherries WITH stems (these are a little hard to find, but they are a must!)
  • 20 Hershey's chocolate kisses
  • 40 Unsalted peanut halves
  • 20 Red-hots
  • White decorating frosting I usually just buy a small squeeze tube from the grocery store cake aisle.


  • In the microwave or over the stove, melt the chocolate. Stir until smooth.
    Melted chocolate chips in a glass bowl
  • Holding a cherry by its stem, dip it into the chocolate. Place on a baking sheet covered with wax paper.
    A cherry dipped in chocolate
  • Press a chocolate kiss to the front of the cherry. Wedge peanut halves between the cherry and chocolate kiss to make the ears.
  • 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.
    Chocolate cherry mice on a white plate with a red gingham napkin



Serving: 1chocolate mouse | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg