Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice

I have personally not made these but they are so cute! A girl at work makes them so here is the recipe. Check out the pics at the following link:
http://familyfun.go.com/assets/cms/recipes/chocolate-cherry-mice-holiday-recipe-photo-420-FF0110GIFT_A02.jpg

Ingredients:
• 1 jar maraschino cherries with stems, drained and dried
• 6 ounces semisweet chocolate
• 1/2 tsp butter
• 1 ounce paraffin, chopped
• 1/2 cup chocolate chips
• 1/2 cup sliced almonds
• 1 tube red (clear) gel icing
Preparation:
Line a cookie sheet with waxed or parchment paper.

Rinse the maraschino cherries, drain thoroughly, and let dry on paper towels, turning often. The cherries must be completely dry or the chocolate will seize and get crumbly.

Gently melt chocolate, butter, and paraffin in a double boiler until smooth, stirring often to prevent burning. Once melted, turn off heat, but leave in the double-boiler on the burner.

Dip dry cherries in melted chocolate to completely cover up to the stem. Place on lined cookie sheet. Immediately press on chocolate chip, flat side to the front of the dipped cherry, to form a head.

While chocolate is still warm, wedge two sliced almonds between chocolate chip and cherry to form ears. Let cool.

Use a toothpick to dab beady red eyes on either side of the chocolate chip with the red gel icing.

Refrigerate until firm.

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