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Christmas Mice Truffles Recipe
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Christmas Mice Truffles Recipe

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Your guests will say, "Oh how cute," not "Eek!" when they spot mouse-shaped truffles on your dessert tray. The little goodies are easy to make with Oreos and just a few other ingredients.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (15-1/2 ounces) Oreo cookies
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) maraschino cherries (with stems)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds or pine nuts
  • Colored nonpareils or pearl dragees

Directions

  1. Place cookies in a food processor; cover and process until finely crushed. Add cream cheese; process until blended. (Keep unused mixture covered at all times with a damp cloth.)
  2. Working with a few at a time, shape 2 teaspoons cookie mixture around a cherry, tapering to resemble a mouse. Sprinkle with wafer crumbs. Add almonds for ears and nonpareils for eyes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Christmas Mice Truffles in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2013, p147

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