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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