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Rated as 4.92 out of 5 Stars

"Kids love them. I did growing up -- my mom use to make these around Christmas time, but great for anytime! You can make as many as you want. They are great to look at."
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1 h 15 m servings 96
Original recipe yields 20 servings (20 mice)


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  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Chop the confectioners' coating into chunks, and place into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the coating in the microwave oven on High for 30 seconds; then heat again 4 or 5 more times for 10 to 15 seconds each time until the coating is warm (not hot) and melted. Stir well until the chocolate coating is smooth and free of lumps. The coating should be about 95 degrees F (35 degrees C).
  3. Dry the cherries well with paper towels. Holding each cherry by the stem, dip it into the chocolate coating to just reach the bottom of the stem. Carefully lay the cherry on its side, so the stem sticks out the side. This will be the tail. Before the coating sets up, stick the flat side of an unwrapped chocolate kiss opposite the tail, to make a pointy-nosed face. Pick out two nicely shaped slivers of almond, and insert them between the chocolate kiss and the dipped cherry to make little ears. Use a toothpick to make two small dots of melted coating on the face for eyes; stick two little red candies to the coating dots. Repeat with the rest of the cherries. Allow the coating to set until firm and cool, about 30 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes
  • If it's near Christmastime, you can put a red candy on as a nose for Rudolf the Mouse. If you can find the white-dipped chocolate sandwich cookies, sit the mice on them for Mice on Ice.
  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 96 calories; 6.5 11.8 1.4 1 14 Full nutrition

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I have also been making these mice for years and everyone always comments on how cute they are! They make a great addition to my Christmas cookie plates. I also just use semi-sweet chocolate chi...

I like to sit them on an open oreo cookie. Easy to pick up from a treat tray. Thanks for talking the time to write out the recipe lovemykids.This year I made the ears out of chocolate melts so t...

Love these. I made sure my cherries and kisses were cold. I put the almonds on the kisses prior to dipping the cherries, this made the assembly easier. Make sure the chocolate is not too hot o...

These are SO fun to make and SO cute! I make this recipe every Christmas and put a few on every Christmas tray, it makes a nice Nutcracker theme! But they are also cute at Halloween or anytime! ...

Fun little treat. Love the taste of chocolate and cherry together.

I've made this for years. I use almond bark. A good way to separate the Oreos is to use dental floss. Please make sure you pick up almond SLICES. I sent my other half to get slices and he pi...

I have been making these for years. I usually just use chocolate chips for dipping, they work great. I just made some mice for halloween, I used white chocolate to dip the cherries and white c...

These are adorable and go together pretty fast. Instead of sliced almonds which break easily I used chocolate chips for ears and piped on a bit of pink decorating icing along with a pink dot fo...

Thanks for sharing! My daughter Chelsi & I made these for her 2nd Grade Class....I think they will love them. Very tasty & so cute!!