Thursday, December 22, 2011


I am not a very creative person but this holiday season something came over me....
I tried to spread some holiday cheer in these little boxes.

Inside were "Polvorones" aka "Mexican wedding cookies" and these cute little "ratoncitos" aka chocolate mice.

Although you can't tell from my picture above (note to self or hubby!  I NEED A CAMERA! hint hint), they were a huge hit!

The cookies were so easy to make and really delicious!  Here is the recipe I used if anyone is curious how to make them.

The ratoncitos were everyone's fav!  

So I thought I'd share la receta.

  • 1 jar of marachino cherries with the stems
  • 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips
  • Hershey kisses
  • almond slivers
  • icing used to decorate cookies ( I used red and white)

Drain the cherries.  Rinse them with water then let them dry.  It's important they are not wet!

Put 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in a bowl and microwave until melted.  I did 30 seconds, stirred, then 30 seconds more.  (you could also melt them in a double boiler or whatever that method is called) 
Sorry, I'm not baking savvy!  We need Leslie Limon from La Cocina de Leslie  to chime in on this.  

Be careful that the chocolate doesn't burn!  No one likes burnt chocolate!

Dip the cherries in the chocolate making sure they are covered really good.  Once dipped, sit on a sheet of wax paper.

Add 2 almond slivers for the ears.

Stick the Hershey's kiss on for the face.

Ay, all those ratoncitos were giving me the heebee jeebies!

For the final touch add some eyes and tada!!!

Hoping everyone has a Feliz Navidad!!!


  1. These holiday treats look adorable and yummy!

  2. Oh my! Those little mice are the cutest. Where did you get the idea for those? I'm gonna have to let the kids help me make some.

  3. These mice are so freaking cute! Mira. Love 'em. <3

  4. Thanks guys! Tonya, I got the idea from a patient at work. I googled it and found the recipe. I had never seen them before.