Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice Recipe

The cute chocolate covered cherry mice are not only easy to make but fun as well. They make very adorable presentation for all parties and get-togethers, and of course, Halloween.

Try this simple and easy to make chocolate covered cherry mice recipe on Halloween:

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 05 minutes
Serving size: 36
Utensils needed: waxed paper or parchment paper, cookies sheet, colander drainer, paper towel, double boiler, toothpick

Calories: 141.1
Fat: 9.4 g
Cholesterol: 0.3 mg


– 1 jar cherries with stems – drained and dried
– 6 ounces semisweet chocolate
– ½ teaspoon butter
– 1 ounce paraffin – finely chopped
– ½ cup chocolate chips
– ½ cup sliced almonds
– 1 tube red (clear) gel icing


  • 1

    Pick a large cookie sheet and line it with parchment paper or a waxed paper. Set aside.

    Line Cookies Sheet
  • 2

    Place the fresh cherries in a large colander drainer and rinse with cold clean water.

    Note: You can use any type of cherries but the maraschino cherries are preferred.

    Cherries in Colander
  • 3

    Drain the cherries and wipe them dry with kitchen or paper towel, turning often.

    Dry Cherries
  • 4

    Grab a double boiler and place the butter, chocolate and paraffin in it. Turn on the heat and melt the ingredients, stirring often in order to prevent burning and sticking to the boiler.

    Butter Chocolate
  • 5

    Once the ingredients melt completely, turn off the heat of the double boiler and leave the butter chocolate mixture on the burner for some time until lightly warm to handle.

  • 6

    Hold the rinsed and drained maraschino cherries from stem, dip them in the melted chocolate-butter coating and place them on the lined cookie sheet.

    Dip Cherry in Chocolate
  • 7

    Instantly press on chocolate chip with its flat side to the front of the dipped cherry in order to form heads of the cherry mice.

    Press the Flat Side
  • 8

    Before the chocolate dries out, wedge two finely sliced almonds between the chocolate chips to form the ears of the cherry mice.

    Press Almond Slices Between Chocolate Chip
  • 9

    Set the cookies sheet aside at room temperature for few minutes.

  • 10

    Take a clean toothpick, dip its tip into the red gel icing and carefully dab beady red eyes on the both sides of the chocolate chips.

    Dab Two Eyes
  • 11

    Place the cookie sheet in refrigerator for few hours until the chocolate coating is harden.

  • 12

    Your Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice are ready; enjoy.

    Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice

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