Aren’t they so cute?!! I saw them in a Rachel Ray magazine at the gym and just couldn’t resist!!!
Stas and I went to a holiday party at my friend Amy’s house last night – I brought these little guys and they were a hit. I was supposed to use black licorice instead of the red, but I don’t like the black, and I could only find red 🙂
These are perfect for any occasions where you want to “wow” people, but don’t have a lot of time, or you’re not a great baker (no baking required!).
from Rachel Ray Magazine
one 7-ounce package marzipan
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
licorice laces (black or red), cut into 24 tails and 24 dots for eyes
1.Remove the marzipan from the wrapper.Divide the roll into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into an oval. Pinch one end to make the nose and eyes:
2. To make the ears: working with one mouse at a time, wet 1 end of 2 almond slices and stick them into the marzipan above the eyes. At the same time, stick a toothpick into the round side of each mouse:
3. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. In a small bowl, microwave the chocoalte chips at high power, stopping to stir every 20 seconds, until smooth, about 1 minute.
4. Insert a toothpick into the wide end of each mouse. Working with one at a time, dip 12of the mice into the chocolate. Tap gently to remove any excess. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.
5. Remove the toothpicks and replace them with 1 1/2 inch strips of licorice (for the tails). Use the licorice dots for eyes (for the white mice only)
Makes 24 mice