These adorable little chocolate covered cherry mice were my go-to Valentine's Day treats every year when my kids were in school. Perfect for any party, the whole class would crowd around these mice and couldn't wait to eat one!
Get the kids to help make these. If they are a little older, they can make them on their own. This treat is super easy!
You've got to check out this pinwheel cookie recipe and how to make chocolate covered OREOs - both fun for the whole family!
Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice
What You Need to Make It
Maraschino cherries with stems - the stems make he tail!
Milk chocolate chips - for dipping
Hershey Kisses - for the mice
48 Sliced almonds - for the ears
Frosting or frosting gel for eyes - we used white
How to Make the Mice
Get the cherries out of the jar and onto a paper towel so they can dry. If you've ever melted chocolate, you know any liquid can ruin the consistency. Once they are dry, place on wax paper.
Unwrap the Hershey Kisses.
Melt the chocolate chips. This can be done by using the microwave in 15 second increments at half power, stirring between melts until it's creamy.
You can also use a double-boiler, or place a glass bowl in a pan with a couple of inches of boiling water. Stir frequently.
If you have trouble getting the chocolate smooth enough to dip, a half teaspoon of coconut oil will help and won't change the flavor at all.
Once chocolate is melted, dip cherries into chocolate covering cherry completely.
While cherry is still wet, stick it to the bottom of a Hershey kiss. Place on wax paper or parchment paper until dry.
Using the tube of frosting or a little frosting on a toothpick, place eyes on the mice.
Place in refrigerator until served or pack up in a cooler for travel if the weather is warm.
My daughter loved making these treats when she was younger. She still loves to cook. I miss the days of making treats with her. She's in college now!
We teased the cat with one of the mice. Don't worry, we know chocolate is not for cats! We gave her a proper treat!
Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice
- 24 Maraschino cherries WITH STEMS
- ½ small bag of chocolate for melting I used milk chocolate chips
- 24 Hershey Kisses
- 48 Sliced almonds
- 1 Tube of frosting for eyes I used white, but you can use any light color
- Get your cherries out of the jar and onto a few paper towels. The drier they are, the better. If you've ever melted chocolate, you know that the slightest bit of liquid can ruin the consistency of the chocolate. Place on wax paper.
- Unwrap Hershey Kisses.
- Melt the chocolate chips. This can be done using the microwave at 30% power and in 1-minute intervals, stirring in between, or placing a glass bowl in a couple of inches of boiling water. Stir frequently.
- Once chocolate is melted, dip cherries into chocolate covering cherry completely.
- Once cherries are covered, stick them to the bottom of a Hershey Kiss. Place on wax or parchment paper to dry.
- After about 2-3 minutes, stick the sliced almonds just behind the Hershey Kiss. These are the mice ears.
- Using the tube of frosting, place eyes on the Hershey Kiss.
- Place in refrigerator until served or pack up in a cooler for travel if the weather is warm.
Looking for more delicious Valentine's Day treats? Check out this Sweetheart Surprise Valentine's Day cake these amazing Valentine's cupcakes, or these Almond Butter Truffles. YUM!
And if you're trying to trim down, you'll love these Weight Watchers desserts just for Valentine's Day.
These are really cute, and would be fun to do with the kids. But here in the U.S. they don't allow you to bring homemade foods or treats to the kids anymore, to many have allergies and then they never know if someone puts anything else in them. I loved making treats for my kids to take to school when they were younger. Sadly those times have passed.
My girls are in college now and I have to agree. Some of my favorite memories are when I made special treats for their classrooms. I was a room mom many times! Thanks for visiting.
A number of years ago my sister and I took a train trip up to Oregon in December to spend some time with my dad and my step mom, we were there for my sister's 16th birthday so we made a big deal out of it (all whopping four of us. haha), there were noisemakers and balloons and my step mom made all kinds of treats, including these! I'd never seen them before but they're sooo cute!
She had them, if I remember right, on oreo cookies which made them a bit much but it wasn't hard to eat them separately without the cookie at the same time.
Kinda wish I had the stuff to make a couple of these right now. hehe
These are the cutest little Valentines treats ever. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
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I have been making these for a few years and they are always a hit at holiday gatherings! So simple and so cute!
So cute and unique!! I don't like cherries, but I would still really enjoy making these for my family! Thank you for sharing. It's also great for parties!
So cute! I think the cat is having way too much fun with it though!
oh my goodness love too make this for sure thanks for posting it Cute ideal
Marlys (This and That)
Love these.. and I love the cat and mouse picture 🙂 Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday Valentine's Party and I hope that you will join us this week for our Snack Foods theme party.
How cute are these! And I love the pic with your cat!
my 4 year old is obsessed with mice and would flip for these!
You have to make them, Rebecca! They are fun to make and fun to eat!
Cute and really tiny
Joanne T Ferguson
G'day and how oh, so cute!
Thanks for sharing!
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Very cute! And the cat, too!
Even Cats can't resist it!
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