I don't know the history of making chocolate mice at Christmas time, but these can be on my table anytime!
2/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips, melted
2 cups gluten free chocolate wafer crumbs
1/3 cup dairy free cream cheese
gluten free black shoestring licorice
Crush the chocolate wafer crumbs in a food processor.
Separate out 1 cup of crumbs.
Add the dairy free chocolate chips that have been melted in the microwave and the cream cheese to the 1 cup of crumbs.
This will be sticky. Shape into mice - take about 1 tablespoon (or more, for fat mice) and round into balls, tapering a little at one end.
At this point I made two versions.
1. Roll in the reserved cookie crumbs.
They look furry!
2. Not rolled in the cookie crumbs.
I added more cookie crumbs until they were less sticky and a bit more stiff.
After deciding which you want, roll them into shape and
With a knife cut slits where the almond ears will go.
Insert the almond slices.
Add the nonpareil eyes.
Add the licorice tails.
(my kids don't like licorice so I didn't add tails.
Instead, we dusted some with powdered sugar for snowy mice.)
Possible chocolate wafer cookies :