Cute. Made these with our 'tweens and they enjoyed, though I think younger kids would get more of a thrill from it. Would suggest making the mice pretty small, as they are very rich and chocolatey and a larger mouse/rat could be pretty overwhelming to the palate. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to make tails of the caramel candies (experimented with 5-60 seconds in the microwave and softening in boiling/simmering water, and results were either too hot to be malleable, not soft at all, or soft for mere seconds--not long enough to form into tails). Ended up using chow mein noodles (the fried kind in the can). They were great, though it's hard to find long enough pieces to really be mouse/rat-like. Went for ground coconut flakes for the white mice and agree that it's near-impossible to disguise the dark brown body color. Cocoa powder for brown mice gave a beautiful, velvety texture, but a horrid taste (I should've known better) and the powder smears everywhere including the mouse's eyes and ears, so not so "pretty" looking afterwards. Great taste w/ the cookie crumbs and coconut though! All in all, a nice recipe and a fun idea. Chocolate wafers are unheard of around here so crushed oreos worked just fine.
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Cute. Made these with our 'tweens and they enjoyed, though I think younger kids would get more...