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