Peanut Butter & Chocolate Truffle Mice

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Peanut butter and chocolate mousse transforms into adorable little mice cookies when you add almond ears and licorice tails!

Prep Time:
45 mins
Stand Time:
60 mins
Chill Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
44
Yield:
44 mice

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce bittersweet chocolate pieces

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened

  • Pinch of salt

  • ½ cup whipping cream

  • Sliced almonds

  • Red shoestring licorice

  • Decorative nonpareils

Directions

  1. In a small heat-proof bowl combine chocolate pieces, peanut butter, butter and salt; set aside. In a small saucepan bring whipping cream just to boiling over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate mixture (do not stir). Let stand 5 minutes. Whisk until mixture is smooth. Let mixture stand at room temperature for 1 hour or until it has thickened to the consistency of a thick chocolate frosting.

  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment or waxed paper; set aside. Spoon chocolate mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip. Pipe mixture into quarter-size mounds on the prepared baking sheets, lifting the tip at an angle to create a pointy nose. Before chocolate has set, add 2 almond slices for ears, a 2- to 3-inch piece of shoestring licorice for the tail and nonpareils for the eyes. Chill at least 1 hour or until ready to serve.

To Store:

Place mice in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

63 Calories
5g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 44
Calories 63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 51mg 1%
Folate, total 2.4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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