My daughter showed me these and I am going to make these for my next party for sure. They are so easy and so cute. I will also make these with chocolate coating for other parties I plan. What fun and your guest will love them.
These would also be great for kids parties. They would also love to help make them and placing them on a saucer next to Grandma and Grandpa's cups of coffee or on a plate of cookies for Santa.
Cover work area with pieces of waxed paper about 18 inches long.
Dry the cherries with paper towels being careful not to pull of the stems and set aside.
Place 2/3 cup of chips and the oil in a 6 ounce custard bowl and microwave uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 10 seconds or until chips are softened;remove from microwave and stir until smooth.
Hold 1 cherry by stem (mouse tail) and dip into melted chips, covering completely.
Immediately place them on shortbread triangles, with tail at 45 degree angle.
Plave 2 sliced almonds against front of cherry to form mouse ears. Repeat with remaining cherries, shortbread and almonds.
Using the remaining melted chips as glue and a tooth-pick to spread the melted chips, attach the flat side of a whole chip (flat side back) to the base of the almonds to form the mouse head.
Using melted chips as glue, attach a few shreds of coconut for whiskers and a cinnamon candy for the nose.
Let cool without moving 50 to 60 minutes or until melted chip mixture is firm and completely set.
Store in cool place up to one week. Decorate your cheese platter with them by placing them on shortbread triangles. But you can use other purchased or homemade flat-surfaced cookies for the bace of your mice decorations.