Chocolate mice

    2 hours

    Kids will love these whimsical and fun treats, great for a children's birthday or Halloween party.

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    Serves: 12 

    • For the mice
    • 100g plain chocolate
    • 5 tablespoons soured cream
    • 125g chocolate biscuit crumbs
    • For decoration
    • 5 tablespoons chocolate biscuit crumbs
    • 5 tablespoons icing sugar
    • 24 silver dragées (silver balls) for the eyes
    • 25g flaked almonds
    • 12 (5cm) liquorice strings

    Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:1hr40min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. Melt the chocolate and combine with soured cream. Stir in 125g chocolate biscuit crumbs. Cover and chill until firm.
    2. Roll by level tablespoonfuls into balls. Mould to a slight point at one end (the nose) to form mice.
    3. Roll each mouse in icing sugar (for white mice), and in chocolate biscuit crumbs (for dark mice). On each mouse, place dragées in appropriate spot for eyes, almond flakes for ears and a liquorice string for the tail.
    4. Chill for at least two hours until firm.

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    Used different ingredients. I found the icing sugar went a bit clumpy and sticky on the white mice. For the second batch I used coconut, whizzed up to a much finer powder in the food processor. This worked a treat, but made it a bit harder to stick on the eyes and nose, as did the crushed biscuits on the brown ones. All I did was make small holes for them with the tip of a sharp knife, then squirt in tiny blobs of coloured writing icing.  -  02 Nov 2009


    I made two batches of these this week! The frst was to entertain my 5y old during the school holiday- and it worked. They were very easy to make; took a while to mould and decorate but that was still fun! The dark chocolate and sour cream stopped them from being too sickly. I actually finished up making another, double batch, renaming them chocolate rats and taking them along to a Halloween party for adults. They went down a storm! For added yuk factor, I put them on a nest of crushed up shredded wheat (straw), and sprinkled over a few chocolate chips to look as if they'd not been cleaned out for a while.  -  02 Nov 2009


    These were brilliant! i made them for a bake sale and they went down a treat, they were really easy to make and looked professional, i added an extra silver ball for the nose and used strawberry laces for the tail because i'm not a fan of licourish. I tried dipping them in icing sugar but the fat just soaked it up so i left then in the fridge for a whole once shaped them covered them. Thanks so much for this recipe, a definite keeper.  -  15 Apr 2011

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