I then add little eyes using a toothpick
and some melted white chocolate... aren't they cute!
This photo I had taken shows the process of how they come together:
I'd like to make them this year a little closer to Christmas, so maybe I'll update the photos then. All you need is:
Hershey's Chocolate Kisses (head)
Maraschino Cherries with stems (body and tail)
Almond Slices (ears)
A little White Dipping Chocolate (for the eyes)
First off, take the cherries out of the jar and lay out on some paper towel to dry. If they are too wet the chocolate won't stick as good. Then I like to pair up the almond slices for the ears that are approximately the same shape and size. Start melting the dipping chocolate as shown while unwrapping the chocolate kisses. Place a small amount of melted chocolate on the back of a Kiss and place on one pair of "ears". Continue with the rest of your amount (you can see what I mean on the left side of the photo). Lay out a piece of wax paper on a cookies sheet. Place a dab of chocolate on the wax paper about the size of a nickle or so, I do about 4 or so at a time, for the "base". Dip cherries into chocolate and lay on it's side on the back half of one of the "dabs" of chocolate, so that the tail is out the back. Add the head piece by sticking it too the "body". Continue with the rest. Set aside to allow chocolate to harden. Melt a small amount of white chocolate then using a toothpick, dip into chocolate and apply to your mouse to make the eyes.
These are super cute added to a plate of Christmas cookies to give away or as a special treat to bring to a party. Hope I was able to make sense of the process, if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment!