Coconut Christmas Mice

Total Time

Prep: 45 min.


about 3 dozen

Updated: Sep. 14, 2022
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
Coconut Christmas Mice Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 1 end to resemble a mouse. Attach sliced almonds for ears and licorice pieces for tails. Press miniature chocolate chips, tip side down, into place for eyes. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

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