Coconut Christmas Mice Recipe

Coconut Christmas Mice Recipe
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Coconut Christmas Mice Recipe

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Off-the-charts cuteness makes it nearly impossible for guests to resist these fluffy, coconutty treats. Luckily, they’re really easy to make—no oven needed. Merry Christ-mouse to you! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MAKES:
38 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min.
MAKES:
38 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 teaspoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 38 pieces black shoestring licorice (2 inches each)

Directions

Pulse coconut, confectioners' sugar and milk in a food processor until coconut is finely chopped. For each mouse, roll 1 tablespoon coconut mixture into a ball; taper one end to resemble a mouse. Attach sliced almonds for ears, miniature chocolate chips for eyes and licorice pieces for tails. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Christmas Mice in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2017

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 79 calories, 3g fat (3g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 teaspoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 38 pieces black shoestring licorice (2 inches each)
  1. Pulse coconut, confectioners' sugar and milk in a food processor until coconut is finely chopped. For each mouse, roll 1 tablespoon coconut mixture into a ball; taper one end to resemble a mouse. Attach sliced almonds for ears, miniature chocolate chips for eyes and licorice pieces for tails. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Christmas Mice in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2017

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