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Christmas Mice Truffles

 Christmas Mice Truffles
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.
36 ServingsPrep: 1-1/2 hours


  • 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


  • 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.)
  • 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.