Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice Recipe

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice Recipe. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice Recipe

Notes:

• You can use bourbon or whiskey to make these.

• Make certain the cherries are well drained, and dried. The chocolate will have a difficult time sticking otherwise.

• While this is a FAST little project, you must remember to infuse your maraschino cherries at least two days in advance.

• There will be 25-27 maraschino cherries in a 10-ounce jar. YMMV depending on brand, and size of cherries.

• If you are not sure how fast the candy melts in your local grocery store turnover, buy some Wilton chocolates. They are a great consistency and generally easier to work with.

• If your chocolate melts are not smoothing out as you would like, add a touch of vegetable oil and heat again (this would be the third round).

• My niece has been making these for years. She said she has tried just about everything under the sun, but never found anything that made good whiskers.

• The eyes are optional on the mice. If you do them, make sure you place a dark dot inside the whites of their eyes (heh). Otherwise, it is going to look creepy.

• You can use small candy eyes if you prefer, just adhere them with a dab of melted chocolate.

• These will last up to a week as long as you are not making dramatic temperature changes. Temp changes are the enemy of chocolate.

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice Ingredients

• 25 Maraschino Cherries with stems (10-ounce jar)
• ¼ cup Whiskey
• 50 Almond Slices (for ears)
• 1 cup Chocolate Melts
• 1/8 cup White Chocolate Melts
• 25 Hershey Kisses

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice Mise en Place:

• Wax Paper
• Bowl
• Spoon
• Toothpick
• Paper Towel

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice D‏irections

• Drain liquid from maraschino cherry jar and replace with whiskey. Allow to sit for 2-3 days to infuse before using.
• Drain what whiskey from maraschino cherry jar did not get sucked up by the cherries, and place maraschino cherries on a paper towel to dry.
• Place wax paper down on your work surface.

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


• Place a cup of chocolate melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time. Check the consistency of your chocolate. If smooth, do not heat further. If it still does not stir and drip smoothly, heat one more time.
•‬ Dip a maraschino cherry into the melted chocolate, coat well.

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


• Place side down so the stem is on the side (this will be the “tail”).

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


• Select 2 almond slices that are approximately the same size. These are the ears.
• “Glue” 2 ears on the back of an unwrapped Hershey’s kiss chocolate. Drop another dab of chocolate over the back of the ears to secure.

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


• Attach the kiss with the ears to a chocolate dipped maraschino cherry on the wax paper. Use melted chocolate to “glue” together.
• Repeat until all the cherries and kisses have been made into a mouse body. You can stop here, or add eyes.
• Place a small amount of white chocolate melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time. Check the consistency of your chocolate. If smooth, do not heat further. If it still does not stir and drip smoothly, heat one more time.

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


• Using a toothpick or fine chocolate paint brush, paint two white eyes on the kiss head. Allow to dry.

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


• Using a toothpick or fine chocolate paint brush, paint two brown dots in the middle of the eyes on the kiss head.

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


• These will last up to a week as long as you are not making dramatic temperature changes. Temp changes are the enemy of chocolate.


Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice Recipe

These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 2 Minutes

Ingredients:

25 Maraschino Cherries with stems (10 ounce jar)
¼ cup Whiskey
50 Almond Slices (for ears)
1 cup Chocolate Melts
1/8 cup White Chocolate Melts
25 Hershey Kisses

Directions:

• Drain liquid from maraschino cherry jar and replace with whiskey. Allow to sit for 2-3 days to infuse before using.
• Drain what whiskey from maraschino cherry jar did not get sucked up by the cherries, and place maraschino cherries on a paper towel to dry.
• Place wax paper down on your work surface.
• Place a cup of chocolate melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time. Check the consistency of your chocolate. If smooth, do not heat further. If it still does not stir and drip smoothly, heat one more time.
•‬ Dip a maraschino cherry into the melted chocolate, coat well.
• Place side down so the stem is on the side (this will be the “tail”).
• Select 2 almond slices that are approximately the same size. These are the ears.
• “Glue” 2 ears on the back of an unwrapped Hershey’s kiss chocolate. Drop another dab of chocolate over the back of the ears to secure.
• Attach the kiss with the ears to a chocolate dipped maraschino cherry on the wax paper. Use melted chocolate to “glue” together.
• Repeat until all the cherries and kisses have been made into a mouse body. You can stop here, or add eyes.
• Place a small amount of white chocolate melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time. Check the consistency of your chocolate. If smooth, do not heat further. If it still does not stir and drip smoothly, heat one more time.
• Using a toothpick or fine chocolate paint brush, paint two white eyes on the kiss head. Allow to dry.
• Using a toothpick or fine chocolate paint brush, paint two brown dots in the middle of the eyes on the kiss head.
• These will last up to a week as long as you are not making dramatic temperature changes. Temp changes are the enemy of chocolate.

Makes 25 Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


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Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe. These simple to make chocolate truffles come with a fun raspberry surprise inside! A fun addition to your holiday cookie platter, this Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe is truly tasty.


These simple to make chocolate truffles come with a fun raspberry surprise inside! A fun addition to your holiday cookie platter, this Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe is truly tasty.

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe

Notes:

• This recipe is made with cake mix straight from the box. If you are worried about that, you can lay the cake mix out on a flat tray and toast it in the oven for 15 minutes (350°F). If you do choose to do this, allow the cake mix to cool completely before making the recipe.

• My niece and I made a few versions of this, and this one was our favorite! The chocolate and raspberry just work well together.

• While you can find the raspberry jelly candies at any fine chocolatier, the truth is the $2.99 lb version sold in the candy aisle or bulk food section of your grocery store will work just as well.

• One of my favorite places to get different sprinkles/jimmies is at our local Amish and Mennonite grocery stores. They have a huge selection prepacked, and some of them I have never seen anywhere else. You may want to check your local store!

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe. These simple to make chocolate truffles come with a fun raspberry surprise inside! A fun addition to your holiday cookie platter, this Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe is truly tasty.


Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Ingredients:

• 10 TBSP Butter
• 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
• 24 Raspberry Jelly Candies
• Sprinkles, for garnish

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Mise en Place:

• Bowl
• Spatula
• Spoon
• Wax Paper
• Flat Tray

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe. These simple to make chocolate truffles come with a fun raspberry surprise inside! A fun addition to your holiday cookie platter, this Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe is truly tasty.


Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Directions:

• Melt butter in the microwave until in liquid form.
• Combine melted butter and chocolate cake mix; mix well.

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe. These simple to make chocolate truffles come with a fun raspberry surprise inside! A fun addition to your holiday cookie platter, this Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe is truly tasty.


• Spoon a small amount of cake batter into your hand, and flatten.
• Place raspberry jelly in the middle of the flattened cake circle, and enclose with chocolate batter.
• Pull off excess, and roll into a ball between your hands.

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe. These simple to make chocolate truffles come with a fun raspberry surprise inside! A fun addition to your holiday cookie platter, this Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe is truly tasty.


• Roll the chocolate truffle in sprinkles.

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe. These simple to make chocolate truffles come with a fun raspberry surprise inside! A fun addition to your holiday cookie platter, this Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe is truly tasty.


• Set onto wax paper to allow to firm and dry.

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe. These simple to make chocolate truffles come with a fun raspberry surprise inside! A fun addition to your holiday cookie platter, this Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe is truly tasty.


• Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.


Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe

These simple to make chocolate truffles come with a fun raspberry surprise inside! A fun addition to your holiday cookie platter, this Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe is truly tasty.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 2 Minutes
Total Time: 40 Minutes

Ingredients:

10 TBSP Butter
1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
24 Raspberry Jelly Candies
Sprinkles, for garnish

Directions:

• Melt butter in the microwave until in liquid form.
• Combine melted butter and chocolate cake mix; mix well.
• Spoon a small amount of cake batter into your hand, and flatten.
• Place raspberry jelly in the middle of the flattened cake circle, and enclose with chocolate batter.
• Pull off excess, and roll into a ball between your hands.
• Roll the chocolate truffle in sprinkles.
• Set onto wax paper to allow to firm and dry.
• Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Makes 24 Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe. These simple to make chocolate truffles come with a fun raspberry surprise inside! A fun addition to your holiday cookie platter, this Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe is truly tasty.


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Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe

Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe. This no-bake, easy to make peanut butter lump of coal cookie recipe is a fun update to traditional lump of coal cookies. These peanut butter cookies are soft, moist, delicious, and only 4-Ingredients!


Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe

This no-bake, easy to make peanut butter lump of coal cookie recipe is a fun update to traditional lump of coal cookies. These peanut butter cookies are soft, moist, delicious, and only 4-Ingredients!

I expected nothing from this recipe when my niece told me we were making these lumps of coal. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised! Not only were these simple to make, they ended up nice and soft and really tasty!

Notes:

• These are lumps of coal, so the less uniform, the better. In other words, do not roll these into a uniform ball.

• If you are not sure how fast the candy melts in your local grocery store turnover, buy some Wilton chocolates. They are a great consistency and generally easier to work with.

• Tip: set the dough in the fridge or freezer for 5 minutes to set. However, you will need to work very quickly with your chocolate on a chilled dough.

• Another tip: if your chocolate melts are not smoothing out as you would like, add a touch of vegetable oil and heat again (this would be the third round).

• Note: You will be tempted to put these in the fridge to dry. Don’t do it. You could get a funky white color on the chocolate candy.

Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe. This no-bake, easy to make peanut butter lump of coal cookie recipe is a fun update to traditional lump of coal cookies. These peanut butter cookies are soft, moist, delicious, and only 4-Ingredients!


Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Ingredients:

• 15 oz Peanut Butter Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (we used oreos!)
• ¼ cup Peanut Butter
• 8 oz Cream Cheese
• 20 oz Black Chocolate

Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Mise en Place:

Measuring Cup
• Bowl
• Fork
• Wax Paper
Food Processor

Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe. This no-bake, easy to make peanut butter lump of coal cookie recipe is a fun update to traditional lump of coal cookies. These peanut butter cookies are soft, moist, delicious, and only 4-Ingredients!


Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe. This no-bake, easy to make peanut butter lump of coal cookie recipe is a fun update to traditional lump of coal cookies. These peanut butter cookies are soft, moist, delicious, and only 4-Ingredients!


Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Directions:

• Pulse peanut butter chocolate sandwich cookies in food processor until crumbs.

Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe. This no-bake, easy to make peanut butter lump of coal cookie recipe is a fun update to traditional lump of coal cookies. These peanut butter cookies are soft, moist, delicious, and only 4-Ingredients!


Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe. This no-bake, easy to make peanut butter lump of coal cookie recipe is a fun update to traditional lump of coal cookies. These peanut butter cookies are soft, moist, delicious, and only 4-Ingredients!


• Add peanut butter and cream cheese to the chocolate peanut butter cookies; pulse until combined (it should look like a pie crust dough).
• Place a piece of waxed paper down near your work area.

Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe. This no-bake, easy to make peanut butter lump of coal cookie recipe is a fun update to traditional lump of coal cookies. These peanut butter cookies are soft, moist, delicious, and only 4-Ingredients!


• Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper. These are not to be uniform (they are lumps of coal), so do NOT roll into a uniform ball.
• Place a cup of black chocolate melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time. Check the consistency of your chocolate. If smooth, do not heat further. If it still does not stir and drips smoothly heat one more time.
• Drop the chocolate lump into the melted black chocolate. Use a fork to remove the cookies from the chocolate.
• Bounce the fork against the bowl to remove excess black chocolate.

Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe. This no-bake, easy to make peanut butter lump of coal cookie recipe is a fun update to traditional lump of coal cookies. These peanut butter cookies are soft, moist, delicious, and only 4-Ingredients!


• Place on a clean sheet of wax paper.

Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe. This no-bake, easy to make peanut butter lump of coal cookie recipe is a fun update to traditional lump of coal cookies. These peanut butter cookies are soft, moist, delicious, and only 4-Ingredients!


• Allow to dry.

Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe. This no-bake, easy to make peanut butter lump of coal cookie recipe is a fun update to traditional lump of coal cookies. These peanut butter cookies are soft, moist, delicious, and only 4-Ingredients!


• Store in a cool place.


Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe

This no-bake, easy to make peanut butter lump of coal cookie recipe is a fun update to traditional lump of coal cookies. These peanut butter cookies are soft, moist, delicious, and only 4-Ingredients!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

15 oz Peanut Butter Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (we used oreos!)
¼ cup Peanut Butter
8 oz Cream Cheese
20 oz Black Chocolate

Directions:

• Pulse peanut butter chocolate sandwich cookies in food processor until crumbs.
• Add peanut butter and cream cheese to the chocolate peanut butter cookies; pulse until combined (it should look like a pie crust dough).
• Place a piece of waxed paper down near your work area.
• Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper. These are not to be uniform (they are lumps of coal), so do NOT roll into a uniform ball.
• Place a cup of black chocolate melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time. Check the consistency of your chocolate. If smooth, do not heat further. If it still does not stir and drips smoothly heat one more time.
• Drop the chocolate lump into the melted black chocolate. Use a fork to remove the cookies from the chocolate.
• Bounce the fork against the bowl to remove excess black chocolate.
• Place on a clean sheet of wax paper.
• Allow to dry.
• Store in a cool place.

Makes 36 Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal

Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe. This no-bake, easy to make peanut butter lump of coal cookie recipe is a fun update to traditional lump of coal cookies. These peanut butter cookies are soft, moist, delicious, and only 4-Ingredients!


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