Chocolate Mice

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Chocolate Mice nestle next to chocolate cups filled with eggnog mousse.

Chocolate Mice nestle next to chocolate cups filled with eggnog mousse.

On a search for a Norwegian Krumkake recipe I discovered Chocolate Mice displayed on a dessert table at a Nutcracker Birthday Party. The adorable party gave me miles of inspiration for this holiday season and future birthday parties for my little girls.

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No one can resist these adorable little mice.

In a last-minute move, I whipped up a batch of Chocolate Mice for our Christmas Eve Dinner Party.  We boxed up a few for our neighbors and put the rest on the dessert tray with our eggnog mousse. (The printable recipe for both are at the end of this post.)

Use a toothpick to draw out the front paws.

Use a toothpick to draw out the front paws.

The adults and children were just as delighted by the little Chocolate Mice as I was.

We will serve them again on New Year’s Eve. I’m pretty sure the nursery rhyme “Hickory Dickory Dock” is about the countdown to the New Year.

I plan to throw my youngest daughter a Cinderella birthday party in March. I’ll dip the cherries in colorful candy melts to replicate Cindy’s little friends. They will be fun party piece on top of the cake or as party favors, or maybe both!

Eggnog Mousse with Chocolate Mice
Simple, non-alcoholic eggnog mousse recipe served in chocolate cups with chocolate covered cherry mice.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
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Cook time: 
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  • 1-4.6 oz box of Vanilla Pudding and Pie Filling Mix (not instant)
  • 1½ cups of Eggnog
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 oz frozen whipped topping
  • Chocolate cups
  • Small jar maraschino cherries with stems.
  • 8 oz dark chocolate for melting
  • Cherry Cordial Hersey's Kisses
  • Almond slices
  1. Mix eggnog and milk together into a large bowl.
  2. Whisk in vanilla pudding until well mixed.
  3. Pour mixture into a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat. Stir continuously. Bring to boil and continue to cook for 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat and return to large bowl. Cover and refrigerate until pudding is no longer warm.
  5. While mixture cools, pat cherries dry and melt chocolate in a small bowl. Dip cherries in chocolate and place on parchment paper. While still warm attach kiss to the front of the cherry opposite the stem. Slip two almond slices behind the kiss. Hold briefly to set.
  6. When pudding mixture is cool stir in 4 oz of the whipped cream.
  7. Pipe mousse into chocolate shells.


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26 thoughts on “Chocolate Mice

  1. My aunt passed away last month. She LOVED mice. She would have adored these!

  2. How adorable! I want to try the eggnog mousse. It never ceases to amaze me how clever foodies are! LOL


  3. Ohh how cute! Granted only a couple of us here at home would like them due to the cherries and all. The general idea is adorable and I can think of ways to make them without a cherry. Still, I absolutely love their little tails.
    We have 10 pet mice and love them too!

  4. Those are DARLING! And they sound scrumptious as well. What a fun and tasty project. These would be a hit as an alternative sweet for a christmas cookie exchange. Can you imagine the oohs and ahhs?

  5. Oh my goodness- those are adorable (I’m not surprised!) 🙂 Love it!!

  6. These little chocolate mice are adorable! I love how you connected them to your “Hickory Dickory Dock” New Year’s coundown theme! Very creative…and yummy!

  7. Fantastic idea! So unique and something I would never have thought of. These would make a perfect hostess gift

  8. I’m trying to think of an excuse to make these. 🙂

    I love your idea for incorporating them into a Cinderella themed party.

  9. These look soo cool! I would love to make this for my family; I’m going to have to favorite this link!

  10. They look absolutely adorable! I’m sure everyone must have loved them. I’m not sure if Hickory Dickory is originally about the New Year but you can make it to be 🙂
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  11. Omg, these looks really adorable. So creative! This would be perfect for my baby niece 1st bday. Thanks for the share!

  12. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!!! These cute mice looks really amazing.. can’t wait to try this recipe

  13. Wow! These look so cute! Another good recipe for the day!

  14. Oh my dear I liked the picture of Chocolate Mice so much that I had to print it than print the recipe for her. Some how she didn’t like the idea but I am going to try it my self and see if mice in try can change her mood.

  15. They look so delicious and it takes a delicate hand to make these. You did a fine job. Pass me a few.

  16. FINALLY!!!!!! That perfect homemade yellow cake

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