Chocolate Mice

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  • 4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup chocolate wafers, finely crushed
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 24 silver dragees (small silver, edible balls for eyes)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 12 licorice strings (for tails)


  1. Melt the chocolate, and combine with sour cream.
  2. Stir in 1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs. Mix well.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
  4. Roll by level tablespoonsful into balls. Mold to a slight point at one end (the nose).
  5. Roll dough in confectioners' sugar (for white mice), or in chocolate wafer crumbs (for dark mice).
  6. On each mouse, place dragees in appropriate spot for eyes, almond slices for ears and a licorice string for the tail.
  7. Refrigerate for at least two hours until firm.