Chocolate Mice

In honor of the feast of St. Martin de Porres, which is celebrated on November 3rd, Michaela from Filled with Joy shares this fun little recipe for Chocolate Mice! These would be a great treat to go along with the story of Saint Martin de Porres and the Mice and The Pied Piper of Peru, two of our favorite books on this great saint.  You can find other ideas for his feast in the archives!

St. Martin de Porres showed love and kindness to all people and creatures.

There is a tale of his kindness even to the mice that were eating the sacred linens in the sacristy.

It inspired us to come up with this fun, absolutely adorable dessert.  Simple enough my girls were able to assemble without help.

Chocolate Mice


  • 1 jar maraschino cheeries with stems
  • 1 bag Hershey's kisses
  • sliced almonds
  • red decorating icing for nose and eyes
  • oil
  • tin foil


1. Cover cookie sheet with tin-foil. Rinse and drain cheeries. Pat dry with paper towels. Check for pits and remove if found.

2. Unwrap 2 Hershey Kisses for every mouse you plan to make. Place 1/2 in bowl, and reserve the other 1/2. Microwave the kisses in the bowl for about 45 seconds. Check to see if melting. You will probably need to put it back in for another 45 seconds. Once chocolate is almost melted, add a little oil. Stir and microwave for about 15 seconds. The oil will help the chocolate from becoming sticky.

3. Holding the cherry by the stem, roll into chocolate, fully coating. This will become the body. Push a Hershey kiss from the reserve pile onto the front of the cherry to make the head. Place on cookie sheet. The melted chocolate should hold the kiss onto the body. Continue until all cheeries are coated and have heads.

4. Cut the sliced almonds in 1/2. Place 2 almond halves onto the mouse between the Hershey kiss and the cherry to make the ears. Make eyes and the nose with the icing. Place in fridge until chocolate hardens. Carefully removed from tin-foil and serve as you please.

To you Saint Martin de Porres we prayerfully lift up our hearts filled with serene confidence and devotion. Mindful of your unbounded and helpful charity to all levels of society and also of your meekness and humility of heart, we offer our petitions to you. Pour out upon our families the precious gifts of your solicitous and generous intercession; show to the people of every race and every color the paths of unity and of justice; implore from our Father in heaven the coming of his kingdom, so that through mutual benevolence in God men may increase the fruits of grace and merit the rewards of eternal life.  Amen.

St. Martin de Porres, pray for us!
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  1. My mom made these with my kids, too, a few weeks ago. CUTE!!

  2. I saw these on Allison's blog a few weeks ago. I was insanely jealous that her mom made them with her kids. So cute! I even set a reminder on my phone so we could make them :)

  3. Those are soooo cute! Great Job!
    We just love this book!
    Happy Feast Day!