I spent all night long making these little critters for my son's Christmas party tomorrow. My back hurts. My legs hurt. But I'm going to be raking up the Mommy Points, buddy!
These chocolate mice are actually easy to make - I just made a lot more than enough for just a class because I used them for teacher gifts too (along with chocolate covered pretzels and chocolate covered potato chips - I don't want to see chocolate for a while now).
Drain a jar of stemmed cherries; count the cherries. Then unwrap that number of Hershey's Kisses. Buy a bag of slivered almonds and chocolate bark. (You'll also need a tube of red icing gel.)
Make an assembly line of: melted chocolate bark, cherries, chocolate kisses, slivered almonds, wax paper.
Dip the cherries in the melted chocolate bark, stick to the back of a Hershey's kiss, stick two slivered almonds in between the cherry and the kiss and sit it on the wax paper to dry.
If you're taking them somewhere for a party, it's best to do the faces after you arrive, if you can. (Then you don't have to worry about smudging during transporting - but I'm chancing it tomorrow.) Buy a tube of red icing gel (sold on the birthday cake aisle) and do two eyes and a nose.