Monday, September 21, 2009
This will make 12 mice.
4 (1 ounce) semi-sweet chocolate baking squares
1/3 cup sour cream
1 cup chocolate wafer, finely crushed
1/3 cup additional chocolate wafer, finely crumbled (for dark mice)
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar (for white mice)
24 silver dragees (small silver, edible balls for eyes)
24 sliced almonds (for ears)
12 licorice, strings (for tails)
1. Melt the chocolate, and combine with sour cream. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate wafer crumbs. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
2. Roll by level tablespoonfuls into balls. Mold to a slight point at one end (the nose).
3. Roll dough in confectioners sugar (for white mice), or in chocolate wafer crumbs (for dark mice).
4. On each mouse, place dragees in appropriate spot for eyes, almond slices for ears, and a licorice string for the tail.
5. Refrigerate for at least two hours until firm.
* You can roll them in chocolate sprinkles and give them the look of mangy fur, do this before rolling them in the crumbs.
* Substitution: You can use chocolate graham crackers instead of the wafers, and use white ice cream toppers (like sprinkles, but bigger) for the eyes and nose. Use red sprinkles to give the eyes a demonic look!
* Variations: Try adding vanilla flavor or rum flavor to different batches. Also try rolling in coconut.
* Adults Only: Add a bit of Kahlua to the sour cream before mixing it with the chocolate, just for a bit of zing!
(Source: Family Oven)