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How to Make Chocolate Covered Rice Krispy Treat Christmas Mice

November 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Fun Treats

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a Mouse…  Well not in my house this year because I have lots of Chocolate Covered Rice Krispy Treat Christmas Mice.

No need to panic they are easy to exterminate – just open wide and eat!! These little guys are another treat idea I had sketched up and I think they turned out so cute.The kids love them and they are a perfect addition to your Kids Holiday Parties and even make fun Classroom Treats.

As with anything I create I make it very easy so anyone can do it – trust me I am all about EASY. So I will show you how it is done step by step below. Are you ready for some mice to stir in your home this holiday season? Again no worries because they will be exterminated quickly, trust me.

Here is what I used to create my Christmas Mice:

  • 6 Cups Kelloggs’ Rice Krispies
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 (10 ounce) Bag of Mini Marshmallows – Set 6 Mini Marshmallows aside to use for Hat Pom Poms.
  • Vanilla Melting Chocolate Wafers
  • Mini Chocolate Chips (eyes)
  • Pink Candy (nose)
  • Chocolate Shoestring Licorice (tails)
  • Red Gumdrop Bells (hat)
  • White Sugar Crystals
  • 1/2 Cup Confectioners Sugar
  • Milk
  • Pink Food Coloring Gel
  • Toothpicks
  • Wax Paper

Now watch how EASY these are to create:

First make the Rice Krispy Treats by melting your Butter in a pan, then add in your Marshmallows and stir until melted. Then mix in your Rice Krispies until covered well.

I then just put them into a casserole dish until they cooled well enough to handle.

Once they were cooled I shaped them into Egg shapes as shown in the photo above. I was able to make 12 from my Rice Krispy batch. OH and here is a tip so they do not stick to your hands – Spray your hands with Cooking Spray, works like a charm.

Next up Decorating the Mice:

1. Gather all your Mouse Decor – I used 2 unmelted Chocolate Wafers for the ears, Mini Chocolate Chips for the Eyes, Pink Candies for their Nose, Cut pieces of Chocolate Shoestring Licorice for their Tails and cut the mini marshmallows in half for hat Pom Poms.

2. Melt your Vanilla Chocolate Wafers – I do mine on the stove with a Double Boiler – just a pot of water and my stainless steel bowl on top for melting the chocolate. Then one a time dip your Rice Krispy Treat in the chocolate to coat. You can use a fork or spoon to roll it, but believe it or not I just used my fingers. Yes it is hot so be careful if you try my method.

3. Place your mouse body on wax paper and do not work about excess at the bottom – you can break that off later. Now take your ears and stick them on.

4. Now add your nose. You may have to hold in in place for it to set a bit. Or you can wait for the body to set and go back and add it later and lay your mouse on its side for it to stay and set up that way so it does not slide off.

5. Now add on your Mini Chocolate Chip Eyes doing the same as above.

6 & 7. After all your mice are done it is time to make some Christmas Hats. Take your Confectioners Sugar and add in about 2 Tbsp Milk and mix to create an icing (aka glue) – you want it to be thick. If it is too thin add in more sugar. Dip the bottom of the Red Gumdrop Bell into the icing and then roll it into some White Sugar Crystals. Add a dab of icing to the top of your Mouse head and place hat on. Then take another dab of icing and put it on the mini Marshmallow and place it on top of the hat.

8. Using a toothpick make a hole in the back of the mouse for your tail.

9. Dip the tip of your Chocolate Licorice tail into the icing and stick in the hole you made in the back, this will secure it when dry.

10. Now add some Pink Food Coloring Gel to the left over icing and turn it pink. Using a toothpick add your pink icing to the middle of the ears.

That is it!!! You are done and now you have made adorable, YUMMY Christmas Mice!!!

I told you it was EASY.

There they are looking cute and ready to be gobbled up and exterminated.

Not only are these fun for the holidays, but you can change them up using Milk Chocolate and leave off the hats. They would be a fun treat to go along with the fun book series If you give a Mouse a Cookie ( I love that book series) – you do know they have a book called Merry Christmas Mouse

in that series right? Or maybe you are having a Mouse Party Theme that they would work for.

The possibilities are endless and I hope my treats will give you inspiration to get creating.

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