20 Maraschino cherries with stems, drained, dried.
1 cup chocolate chips, melted
20 Chocolate kisses, unwrapped
40 Almond slices
White and red decorator gel
Holding stem, dip each cherry into melted chocolate; place each on its side on waxed paper, pressing cherry bottom into bottom of chocolate kiss. (The cherry is the body of the mouse, the stem is the tail and the kiss becomes the face.)
Between the kiss and the cherry, place 2 almond slices for ears.
When chocolate has set, about 5 minutes, create eyes by dotting kiss with white gel. Top white gel with tinier dot of red gel.
Prep time: 45 minutes
Ready to serve: 50 minutes.