Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice

by Erin

Who knew eating a mouse could be so appetizing? These chocolate covered cherries are dressed up as Christmas mice for the holidays!

Chocolate Covered Cherries decorated to look like Christmas mice

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Finishing off Christmas Sweets Week with a little treat that strikes a little close to home for me right now as my day job currently includes an experiment involving mice. I won’t go into detail about that, but rest assured that these are actually just chocolate covered cherries for the body and tail, Hershey kisses for the head, and almond slices for the ears. I used a little bit of red candy coating to make little santa hats with snowflake sprinkles for them too!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Christmas Mice

I actually made these last year for our lab fundraiser, themed “Have a Typhoid Mary Christmas” and included “raw hamburger” rice crispy treat patties, “unfinished courses of antibiotic” jelly beans, chocolate covered raisin “gallstones”, “petri dish” cookies, and these happy little Merry Christmice chocolate covered cherries. As you can imagine we ended up winning the most creative category but also ended up raising the most money for charity too!

Chocolate Covered Cherries with hershey kiss and almonds

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice with Text

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Chocolate Covered Cherries decorated to look like Christmas mice


Yield: 5 dozen
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 60 maraschino cherries with stems attached
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 Tbsp corn syrup
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 lb chocolate candy coating (or chocolate chips)
  • 60 Hershey's kisses, unwrapped
  • 1/4 cup red candy coating
  • 60 snowflake sprinkles
  • 120 almond slices


  1. Drain cherries and set on paper towels to dry.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine butter and corn syrup until smooth. Stir in powdered sugar and knead to form a dough. Chill to stiffen if necessary.
  3. Wrap each cherry in about 1 teaspoon of dough. Chill in freezer until firm.
  4. Meanwhile, line baking sheets with wax paper; set aside.
  5. Melt red candy coating and place into a piping bag (or ziptop bag with the corner snipped of).
  6. Pipe a little red triangle onto the wax paper, place a snowflake sprinkle on the top, and then one almond slice on either side of the triangle (for ears).
  7. Melt chocolate candy coating in a double boiler over low heat. Once melted, remove from heat but keep over hot water.
  8. Slightly dip the flat side of a Hershey kiss into the melted chocolate and then place just barely over the bottom edge of the red "hat" and almond "ears".
  9. Dip each cherry in the remaining melted chocolate by its stem, place on its side on prepared sheets, and immediately press the flat side of an assembled kiss (mouse head with ears and hat) onto the opposite side of the stem. Chill until completely set.
  10. Store in an airtight container in a cool place. Best after 1 or 2 weeks.
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Source: Adapted from Chocolate Covered Cherries.

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Christie December 29, 2020 - 4:09 pm

These are so stinking cute!! And the chocolate covered cherries are right up my alley! I miss getting a box of those for Christmas.

Susan December 11, 2020 - 12:01 pm

These are cute as can be. Wonderful idea! But between your day job and the fact that we’ve been watching zoo programs on TV (The Zoo, which is about the Bronx Zoo) where they feed all sorts of critters tiny mice, I’m not entirely sure these don’t have a real mouse randomly hidden inside… ? I love your creativity.

Erin December 11, 2020 - 1:56 pm

Bahahaha I’m not that sneaky, but I do enjoy being creative – thanks!


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