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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! —Margene Pons, West Valley City, Utah

Ingredients

  • 24 double-stuffed Oreo cookies
  • 1 cup 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. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Add these mice to your Christmas desserts or cookie trays and watch the kids squeal with delight.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 151 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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