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Christmas Eve Mice

 Christmas Eve Mice
Assembling these merry mice is so much fun that the kids will definitely want to help. My daughter gave me the recipe, along with a warning...your guests just might think these treats are too cute to eat!
24 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 24 double-stuffed Oreo cookies
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • 24 red maraschino cherries with stems, well drained
  • 24 milk chocolate kisses
  • 48 sliced almonds
  • 1 small tube green decorative icing gel
  • 1 small tube red decorative icing gel

Directions

  • Carefully twist cookies apart; set aside the halves with cream
  • filling. Save plain halves for another use.
  • In a microwave, 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.