It’s finally October – almost Halloween time! Last year, I skipped this theme altogether as it was a super busy year. Not that it gets any better, but this year, I specifically took time out to get my hands on two recipes that I have been wanting to try for the longest time: the cherry chocolate mouse recipe and the pumpkin soup with roasted pumpkin seeds recipe.
The pumpkin is still sitting in my fridge so I’ll have to get started with the recipe for the chocolate cherry mouse first. This recipe first attracted my attention on Pinterest because the mice looked really adorable and innocent. Not the most fitting of the Halloween themes but it would definitely be a favourite amongst the kids at a party or an event. The steps looked simple enough as well, so, why not give it a try?
Do experiment with all sorts of permutations with the tails – they could face upwards, downwards, towards the left, right etc. The mice could also choose to have their heads lifted up above their bodies or lying low at their feet. Be as creative as you can with this recipe and let your imagination run wild. There’s really no limit to what can be done!
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips: 1 cup
- Salt: a pinch
- Cherry: 24
- Milk chocolate Hershey Kisses: 24
- Almond slices: 48 pieces
- Mini white chocolate chips: 48 pieces
- Food marker: 1 (for drawing of pupils in eyes)
- Flower decoration (optional): 12 pieces
- Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler. Add salt to the chocolate.
- Dip cherries into melted chocolate. Set down on waxed paper or decorative holders.
- Attach Hershey Kisses onto cherries, opposite the stems. These will be the mice’s heads.
- Attach almond slices above the heads onto the cherries. These will be the mice’s ears.
- Attach white chocolate chips onto the Hershey Kisses. These will be the mice’s eyes.
- Use a food marker to draw the pupils onto the white chips.
- Place decorative flowers onto mice’s head.
- Place in fridge to chill before serving.
- I made the male and female versions of this chocolate mouse, placing flowers onto the head of the female ones. Loved them lots!
- This recipe was kindly adapted from Taylor Made Market’s ‘Chocolate Cherry Mouse‘.
- I used mini chocolate chips instead of ready-made eyes for the mice. Had ready a food marker to draw in the pupils as well though the effect might be lacking a bit!
- I made a mistake by freezing the mice in the freezer. The chocolate actually cracked due to the low temperature and created a line through the frozen cherries. A lesson learnt and remembered! Stay chilled will do!
24 chocolate mice