Peanut Butter Mice

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These mice don't eat the cookies in your pantry, they don't chew the wiring in the attic, and they don't scare Grandma.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp softened butter
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 8 28-g squares white chocolate
  • whole peanuts
  • round coloured sprinkles
  • long shreds coconut

Instructions

  • In a food processor, or in a large bowl and using an electric mixer, beat together the sugar, peanut butter and butter until smooth. Add the graham cracker crumbs and beat until combined.
  • Take about a tsp of the peanut butter mixture and roll it to form a small, football-shaped, mouse body.
  • Place on a cookie sheet, and repeat with the rest of the peanut-butter mixture. Refrigerate for about 30 min.
  • Melt the white chocolate in a small saucepan set over another small saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, stirring until smooth.
  • Put a mouse body on a toothpick and dip it into the melted white chocolate, letting the excess drip off. Set it onto a wax paper-lined tray, carefully removing the toothpick.
  • While the chocolate is still soft, add 2 peanut halves for ears, 2 coloured sprinkles for eyes, and 1 for a nose. Poke a long coconut curl into the other end as a tail.
  • Repeat until all the mice are dipped and decorated. Put in the fridge to allow the chocolate to harden completely before packing into boxes or baskets for gifting.