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    Okay - We made our test batch of Christmas Mice today and here is what
    happened. I couldn't get the Oreo's to seperate well - they all ended up
    breaking and looking icky - so we bought the white covered Oreos - that worked
    well.

    I can't get the ears to stay and the body and head keep coming apart. And mine
    don't look as nice and neat. Any hints on what I am doing wrong - I tried
    putting less chocolate on the cherries - I have tried to put a little chocolate
    on the kisses to use as glue but it runs down on the Oreo and looks sloppy.

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    OH I wish I could tell you what you're doing wrong but it sounds like your
    doing things right.. I used a toothpick to pick up the chocolate to glue the
    sliced almonds on the kisses. I used just a tiny bit of chocolate. The
    cherries were very easy to cover with chocolate but i did have to make sure
    they were well drained and had no syrup on them. The people at work thought
    they were the cutiest things. I enjoyed making them that was for sure.

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    Re: Budget101.com : Christmas Mice - HELP


    I made these chocolate kiss mice several years ago... With mine I used a small
    dot of chocolate icing to 'glue' the two pieces of chocolate together and
    attatch the ears on. I had put the icing in a sandwich bag that I had trimmed
    the very small corner off and used as a pastry bag. By making it a very small
    corner, I was able to use it to attach the ears without them looking like a big
    blob.

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    I didn't use oreo's, so I can't speak to that--- but to the rest, I'll
    share at least my experiences...
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    > I can't get the ears to stay and the body and head keep coming
    > apart.

    I would dredge my cherry in the chocolate, then lift it out and onto the
    bottom of the kiss which I"d be holding in my left hand. I'd hold it
    there a second or two as it started to cool, then lay the whole thing on
    a wax paper tray, holding them together. If they separated, I'd wiggle
    and fidget with the two pieces, holding by the nose and tail until I had
    the right balance. Seems it worked best when the nose was tipped up a
    bit??
    the ears are a pain- I learned to put mine in my garden window which is
    cold right now- it sets up faster that way. After I'd dipped 'em all,
    the first ones were kind of tacky. At that point I'd poke in the ears.
    The chocolate has to be somewhat firm- if it's hot and soft, they just
    flop.

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    > don't look as nice and neat. Any hints on what I am doing wrong

    don't worry about nice and neat--- you're the only one seeing detail on
    these things. Once they completely set up (the next day), I peeled mine
    off the wax paper and if need be trimmed away excess chocolate from round
    the bottom til they looked more mousey.

    I served mine without oreos on a christmas plate with little chocolate
    sprinkles for droppings. If you want to use Oreo halves (or whole dipped
    ones), I would put them on at the last minute if it presented a problem
    during assembly due to hot chocolate.

    best to you!
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    Stasia, it wasn't perchance raining or snowing when you made these?? It sounds like typical humidity problems while candymaking. Your chocolate may have been too thin (too warm), I know you have this remedied by now, I'm a day late and a dollar short, lol...
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    I wanted to thank everyone for the help with the Christmas Mice - the second batch turned out much better - - I put the mice together first on waxed paper and cut the excess chocolate off after they set up. For the ears I waited to put them on later aswell. I used some stiff chocolate frosting to glue the ears on.

    I also got all my chocolate coffee spoons done and the hot chocolate spoons done - all I have left are the almond bark pretzles (I have to do these last or they will be gone before our Christmas get together).

    Thank you so much.
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    I've never made Christmas Mice. Could someone give me instructions/recipe?

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