Monday, February 13, 2012

A tiny treat for someone sweet

One of my colleagues brought in an army of these adorable edible mice for us to enjoy.

I was so taken with how cute and delicious they were, I wanted to share this photo and recipe in case you're looking for a quick homemade treat for someone sweet on Valentine's Day.

Because you decorate each mouse's face, they take on their own cute personalities. Of course that didn't stop us from grabbing them by their "tails" and gobbling them up, but we did pause to look at their precious faces beforehand.

24 maraschino cherries with stems
Waxed paper
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
24 of your favorite variety of Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped
48 almond slices

Drain the cherries and pat them dry with paper towels. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat them until smooth, working in 15-second intervals, stirring between each.
Holding a cherry by its stem, dip it into the chocolate and swirl it around to completely cover the fruit. Set it on its side on the waxed paper and immediately press a Hershey's Kiss onto the cherry for the head. Allow a few minutes to set, then gently wedge two almond slices between the Kiss and the cherry. Repeat to make 24 mice. Take a skewer and dip the tip in the melted chocolate to add on the eyes and mouth.