While this isn’t a cookie recipe from scratch, the kids will have a blast constructing and putting it all together. You can use this for any type of Christmas party. This is the perfect hands on Christmas treat all the kids can help make. Help for Parents has got your back with this one.
These Christmas treats are called ‘Christmas Eve Mice’ and are cute, delicious and easy to make. If you’d rather make a few of the ingredients from scratch feel free as some people have more time than others. We decided to make it as simple as possible.
We have added variations below so feel free to pick and choose which ones are your favorite.
Christmas Eve Mice Recipe
- 24 chocolate kisses
- 24 peanut butter balls, chocolate covered cherries, or bourbon balls
- 48 almond slices
- one tube of red gel icing
- one tube of green gel icing
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 24 round vanilla, chocolate (oreos), or peanut butter cookies (pre-made)
Spread out a piece of wax paper or set out a large cookie sheet. Start by laying out each of the vanilla cookies or oreos. These will be the ‘rug’ under the mouse. Using the green and red gel icing, criss-cross the colors over each of the cookies. This will help make the ‘rug’ look more like a rug in Christmas colors.
Next, set one peanut butter ball on top of each cookie. This will be the mouse body. If you are using a homemade chocolate covered cherry, you can use the cherry stem as the mouse tail.
While the kids are placing the ‘mouse bodies’ on top of the rugs, you can melt the chocolate chips. It is best to follow the package directions for melting. Spoon the melted chocolate into a baggie and cut off one of the corners. You will be using this as glue to glue on the mouse head and ears.
Squirt a small amount of melted chocolate on the bottom of a chocolate kiss and stick it on the side of one peanut butter ball. Squirt a bit more where the chocolate kiss and peanut butter ball meet and add two almond slices. One slanted more to the left and the other slanted more to the right. Now you have a mouse head and ears. Continue until all the mice are finished.
Last, use the red gel icing to add two small eyes to finish off your Christmas treats. You may even want to leave one of these out for Santa and don’t forget the milk!
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