Saturday, March 15, 2008

Mice Treats

I am feeling nostalgic today. My kids are getting older and I am starting to miss all the fun things I did with them. I loved being a stay home mom. I loved being the room mother, going on field trips, class parties, etc. I used to make treats and bring them to school. I have had fun looking at all the different tea blogs. Look what I found on one of them, Christmas Mice Treats. They reminded me of the Thanksgiving turkeys that I made one year and brought to class. They used a chocolate striped cookie for the tail and a caramel cube for the body. I will have to find the picture of them to post.

Merry Christmas Mice:
24 double-stuffed Oreos
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening24 red maraschino cherries with stems, well drained
24 chocolate kisses
48 sliced almonds
1 small tube green decorative icing gel
1 small tube red decorative icing gel

Carefully twist cookies apart; set aside the halves with cream filling. Save plain halves for another use. In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Holding each cherry by the stem, dip in melted chocolate, then press onto the bottom of a chocolate kiss. Place on the cream filling of cookie, with cherry stem extending beyond cookie edge. For ears, place slivered almonds between the cherry and kiss. Refrigerate until set. With green gel, pipe holly leaves on the cream. With red gel , pipe holly berries between leaves and pipe eyes on each chocolate kiss. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

This recipe, as well as the photo, are from the Taste of Home web site. You can find tons of great recipes there.

1 comment:

Dave Jackson said...

That is SO cool! We had these today at a Halloween party. Thanks!

Dave Jackson
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