Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Mouse in the House

Mouse in the House

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From the kitchen of Lauren Wiley

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Recipe Details

Total Time:
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1 serving
Fun to make with kids, Kid friendly, Quick & easy


1/2 canned pear
2 dried apricots
2 1/2 inch string licorice
3 whole cloves
2 mini marshmallows
2 toothpicks


  1. Place the pear facedown on a plate.

  2. For ears, insert toothpick halves into the apricots and stick them into the pears.

  3. Cut a mini marshmallow in half for eyes and use a whole one for a nose.

  4. Spear the marshmallows with cloves and attach them to the pear [do not eat the cloves].

  5. The licorice tail can be curled around a finger and stuck where all tails go.

  6. Multiply as needed.


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