Not Even a Mouse Salad

1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 half pear
2 red hot candies
1 raisin
1 black or red licorice rope
1 marshmallow cut in half
Green or red food coloring
Stick pretzels or toothpicks


  1. Open can and add 8 drops of green or red food coloring and let sit until colored
  2. Put cottage cheese on plate
  3. Pat pear dry with paper towel
  4. Place pear half round side up on cottage cheese
  5. Attach marshmallows with toothpicks or pretzels
  6. Use marshmallows as ears
  7. Use red hots for eyes
  8. Use raisin for nose
  9. Use red or black licorice for tail
  10. Optional: Drizzle some juice over the whole salad