Sugar mice are a type of dessert commonly consumed with coffee or tea. Often sold as packaged candies, sugar mice each typically contain a "tail" made with cotton and a body made of icing sugar.
Sugar mice can be made by combining icing sugar, egg whites, food coloring and chocolate drops or a similar small candy or sweet. A string typically made of cotton can be used for the tail and runs throughout the body of the sugar mouse. When consuming the treat, the tail can be used to hold the mouse while taking small bites from the icing body.