Cute-cute-cute! Well... As long as they're on a plate and not scurrying across your floor...
The tails crack me up!
I used thin slices of celery, they suggest julienne carrot. Another option might be using chives or even a little piece of string licorice.
Leftovers? Cheese balls with a cream cheese base are always good schmeared on a bagel:@)
Mice Cheese Balls-from Pillsbury -makes approximately 16
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 C (8 oz) pepper jack cheese, softened-or use whatever cheese you like
1 1/4 C finely chopped smoked almonds
julienne carrots for tails
32 sliced almonds, toasted, for ears
hot pepper jelly for serving, if desired
crackers for serving
- Mix the two cheeses.
- For each mouse: Shape 2 Tblsp into a mouse-ish body.
- Roll in chopped nuts.
- Add tail and ears.
- Cover and chill at least two hours.
- Serve with crackers and hot pepper jelly.