Twas the night before Christmas and all around your house ... the kids were buzzing about the candy mouse!
If you're also one of those moms who love the idea of being creative and crafty, but only has a little bit of time on your hands, this is for you. These candy mice are so easy to make, you don't have to wait for a special occasion. You can make as many, or as few, as you want for a quick after dinner treat for your kids.
They are kid friendly because they don't require an oven and they only take minutes. You're kids can help unwrapping the chocolate, putting on the little almond ears, and dabbing on the chocolate that holds it all together.
Here's what you need:
*Chocolate Cherry Cordials
*Wilton Pearlized Sprinkles (Sugar Pearls)
How to assemble them:
* Melt some chocolate chips in a small glass bowl. If you're only doing a few mice, just start with about 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. Microwave your chocolate in 30 second increments on a low (50%) power setting, to avoid burning it. If your microwave does not have this option, heat the chocolate in shorter intervals and stir between each bout of heat. You know it's ready when most of the chocolate is melted. Then, just stir the chocolate until it is smooth and completely melted.
* Put a fair amount of melted chocolate on the top side of the cherry cordial (mouse body).
* Place the unwrapped chocolate kiss (mouse head) on the melted chocolate and hold it there for a few seconds until it seems firm.
* Then, slide in the almond slivers on the top of the mouse head. There should be enough chocolate peaking out to secure these on ears
* Put on a tiny bit of chocolate onto the mouse head to secure each eye (Sugar pearls). Then do the same with the nose (Sugar pearl).
*Put a tiny bit of chocolate onto the eyes to give them some character.
Wouldn't these be fun to make for a family who is going to Walt Disney World soon, or for a Cinderella themed Birthday party.
When I let my 2 year olf sample one, the nose was the first thing to go. He thought they looked liked little bunnies, but he still loved them!