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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.

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

  • 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.

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  • MrsMamaWolfe
    Dec 7, 2015

    I made these little cuties for a Christmas potluck at work. They were an absolute hit! Everyone kept commenting on how adorable they were. The truffles were a bit tricky at first, but once I got into a routine they were easy to assemble. I used gold dragees for the eyes, which were cute. I also substituted finely crushed chocolate animal crackers for the wafer coating. The taste of the truffles were good, but I think I might add an extract for more "oomph" next time. Maybe mint, orange, almond, etc. Thanks for sharing this adorable recipe!