Halloween Treat – Witches Brooms

One last Halloween treat for you guys!   These Witches Brooms are cute and tasty!  One recommendation would be to use your own peanut butter cookie dough recipe or even the store bought roll.  This one was okay but I’ve had better.  And of course you can make your own orange icing or you can buy ones like Wilton’s Squeeze bottle icing. Let me know if you guys try them for yourself.  And if you enjoy the Halloween Season, have a spooooky and safe time!


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 10 pretzel rods, about 8 1/2 inches long, cut crosswise in half
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Butterscotch-flavored chips, melted


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Mix brown sugar, butter, water and vanilla in medium bowl. Stir in flour and salt. Shape dough into twenty 1 1/4-inch balls.
2. Place pretzel rod halves on ungreased cookie sheet. Press ball of dough onto cut end of each pretzel rod. Press dough with fork to resemble “bristles” of broom.
3. Bake about 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire rack, about 30 minutes.
4. Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place brooms on waxed paper. Heat shortening and chocolate chips over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth; remove from heat. Spoon melted chocolate over brooms, leaving about 1 inch at top of pretzel handle and bottom halves of cookie bristles uncovered. Drizzle with melted butterscotch chips. Let stand until chocolate is set.

Makes 20 snacks.

Witches Brooms

Witches Brooms

Witches Brooms

Witches Brooms

Halloween Treats Witches Brooms

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  1. 1

    Brandi says

    How cute!! Thanks for the cute Halloween recipes. These would be perfect for a costume party!

  2. 2

    Camden gave her seal of approval! I was scrolling down reading the post and she exclaimed, “MOM, what are THOSE? I want to make them NOW!” So I guess I have to go to the store later for ingredients . . .

  3. 3

    Incredibly yummy looking, I always love pretzel and chocolate combo’s, can’t wait to try this!

  4. 4

    Jen Marr says

    Those are tooooo cute!!!! I will have to give them a try. Maybe surprise my girls tomorrow while they are sleeping in. Heck, maybe wake them and put them to work, lol.

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    Z says

    I got this recipe out of a Betty Crocker oookbook, and they were really good. I would recommend making peanut butter cookies for the broom, they taste better.

  6. 6

    Courtney says

    Wow, I love this! Such a cute Halloween treat! :D

  7. 7

    this looks mouthwatering! Thanks for sharing:)

  8. 8

    shan says

    These are adorable!

  9. 9

    Maria says

    The recipe for the witches brooms are adorable. I am going to make them for a party at our school except change the peanut butter cookies to sugar cookies to avoid any allergies.

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    Cynthia says

    I love it! What a great treat! But how do you cut the pretzels without braking them in half or something?

  11. 11

    All I have to say is YUM!!!!!!