About this recipe: Give a break to the usual and serve these delightful, fun chocolate creatures at your child's b'day party. They'll love them!
This was fun to make and my husband said they were tasty. One suggestion, line an old shoe box with tin foil and poke air holes in the top. Then, add some chocolate sprinkles to the floor of the box. Serve the mice in the box and it will look like they've been living there for awhile. - 29 Oct 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Give yourself plenty of time to make these as you will want to make more than one batch.I used a cookie scoop to size the dough and shaped a couple at a time keeping the rest in the refrig. to stay cold and firm. Made tails out of caramels as suggested by others with great results. A small knife to pierce the dough for the placement of ears, tail and eyes made assembly easy. Used pink pearl candies for eyes. Mice can be made a couple days ahead and kept in the fridge but caramel tails will get soft so do not add until day of the party. Tails can be made ahead as well but store alone. These are well worth the effort. For those unfamiliar with chocolate wafers Nabisco (R) makes Famous Chocolate Wafers. They come in a 9 oz yellow box with a cellophane wrapper. UPDATE 3/12/07 Check-out Peanut Butter Christmas Mice by Paula, also very cute! - 17 Jul 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
We just won a prize at an adult Halloween party for these. We made a lab rat maze out of a computer paper box lid and strips of cardboard covered with foil--scotch tape held the strips in to make the maze walls (took about 10 minutes to make). We dripped fake blood on a note next the maze saying that these mice are for the taking and the the hammer (propped up against the maze) is the most effective way of killing them so you can eat them, unless you want to bite their heads off. We dressed as mad scientists. Recipe modification: instead of using licorice, make VERY realistic tails by rolling pieces of caramel into skinny tapering strips. Most of the comments we got at the party were about the caramel tails! - 26 Oct 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)