6 oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 t. shortening
24 maraschino cherries with stems, well drained
24 milk chocolates drops
48 almond slices
Garnish: white and red gel icing
Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler over low heat; stir until smooth.
To make each mouse, hold a cherry by the stem and dip into melted chocolate mixture. Set on wax paper; press a chocolate drop onto opposite side of cherry from stem. For ears, insert 2 almond slices between cherry and chocolate drop. Pipe 2 white icing dots with red icing centers for eyes. Cover; keep refrigerated.