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Cherry Mice

Say cheese! Our sweet little mice are so cute, you'll want to take a picture. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • 24 maraschino cherries with stems, well drained
  • 24 milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped
  • 48 almond slices


  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Holding each cherry by the stem, dip into chocolate mixture. Place on a sheet of waxed paper; let stand until set.
  • Reheat remaining chocolate; dip cherries again, then press onto the bottom of a chocolate kiss. For ears, place almond slices between cherry and kiss. Refrigerate until set.

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  • Teresa
    Dec 1, 2018

    They are good, but my mom has been making a variation of this for years! The chocolate covered cherry part is a little of a let down.

  • chica1970
    Oct 7, 2016

    Question - what kind of shortening did you use?

  • mary matheson
    Dec 14, 2014

    they were easy and fun to do and tasted very good.