Chocolate Mice

Another big part of our Halloween Season is watching all of our favorite Halloween and “Scary” movies. We have collected quite a few favorites over the years and we search out new movies to add to the list each year. This year I tried to sort them out to go with the themes of our weeks. I also like to try to fit our meals and some of our baking with our weekly theme and even the movies we are watching. For Witch Week we watched Hocus Pocus, The Worst Witch, Mary and the Witches Flower, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Witches. Netflix also has The Worst Witch series currently and it is worth a watch.

If you have not watched Witches before you should, and if you have you know why we chose to make Chocolate Mice this week. This was a fun and reasonably easy recipe that produced cute treats for the kids to enjoy while we watched our movie.

You will need
4 1oz squares semi sweet chocolate (or 4oz chocolate chips)
1/3 cup sour cream
1cup chocolate cookie crumbs
1/3 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
decorating candy/sugar sprinkles for eyes
1/4 cup slivered almonds for ears
12 red vines for tails (we used pull n peel twizzlers)

melt the chocolate and combine with sour cream. Stir in 1C chocolate cookie crumbs. I used oreos, just scrape out the inside and toss them in the food processor to crush. Place in the refrigerator to chill.

Measure out a Tbs and roll into a ball. Shape one end into a point (for the nose) then roll in remaining cookie crumbs. I ran out of regular oreos and had to use a pack of vanilla/chocolate mix. It actually worked out pretty well for a more natural color on my mice. Add sprinkles for the eyes, almonds for the ears, and licorice tails. That is it. We put our mice on a plate but you can get creative with serving ideas.

I also prepared a nice Cheddar and Broccoli soup. I know Cress Soup would have been more appropriate but to be honest Cress is hard to find around here and I wasn’t even sure anyone would eat it. The soup turned out very well. It was a very simple recipe but honestly the best tasting I’ve made.

You can find the recipe here
So easy and delicious. I had some aged cheddar left over from the pumpkin pasties and it was perfect in this. We are definitely adding it to our rotation.

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