It’s Halloween time and here’s an easy Halloween treat to try. Make edible Witch’s Brooms out of Reese Peanut Cups and Pretzels. You just need a few ingredients to create this fun kid-friendly Halloween Witch’s Broomstick Treat Idea. Get the instructions down below.
Halloween Witch’s Broomstick Treat Idea
Have fun this Halloween by taking it lightly. The kids and party guests will love this easy snack that only takes a few minutes of your time and ingredients! Plus you can use the pretzels from the Pretzel Bones treat to help create this easy look. And check this out, even Frank gave us a hand in helping us create this fun Halloween treat!
I am a busy Mom to three boys. I don’t have time to pour a ton of time and creativity into the treats. However, I want that look that I had some creativity instead of picking up a box of cookies from the store. So this Halloween recipe for Reese’s Witch’s Brooms gives me creativity, ease, and a BIG time saver!
What You Need
- Pretzel Sticks
- Candy Melts
What I love about this no-bake Halloween treat is you literally need three ingredients. That is it, and a little time and you have a treat, kids and adults will love to nibble on!
Can I Use Gluten-Free Pretzels
Absolutely! If you are looking to serve up to a gluten-free family or guests, go right ahead and reach for a gluten-free pretzel stick to replace the classic!
The rest of the ingredients are gluten-free.
Why Do You Use Candy Melts
The key to getting your pretzels to stick properly to the peanut butter cups is using candy melts. Without it, you will find you smash and break up your chocolate, and it makes a mess. Candy melts set up really fast, so it will help be the edible “glue” in this recipe. So don’t skip the candy melts.
Or you can take regular chocolate and add a teaspoon of shortening in when you melt to help give it that hardening effect you want. Another option instead of using candy melts is decorative frosting or gel. When we made these witches broomsticks again, instead of using candy melts, we used Betty Crocker’s decorative gel.
Storing Witch’s Brooms
You will want to store these in an airtight container to prevent the pretzels from going stale. You can make them a day or two in advance and store at room temperature. Or if you feel it is too hot in your home, then place in the fridge to prevent the chocolate from melting.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Get creative and try different types of peanut butter cups. I know Justin’s is a very popular brand, or you may prefer even a white chocolate peanut butter cup.
Don’t feel locked in, and get creative with what you use, or do a mix.
Ingredients for Witch’s Brooms Halloween Treat
- 20 Reese’s Miniatures
- 20 Pretzel Sticks
- 1/4 cup Candy Melting Chips (Red) – you can also use a decorative gel
How to make Witch’s Brooms with Reese’s Candy
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Melt fall colored candy by heating in the microwave for 45 seconds, stirring and repeating until melted and smooth.
- Dip 1/4″ of pretzel into melted candy.
- Insert a pretzel stick into the bottom of Reese’s cup and place it on the prepared pan.
- Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to set up.
Alternative: If you’re going to use decorative gel instead of candy melts, place a small squeeze of red gel on top of Reese’s candy. Then insert a pretzel stick into the decorative gel and place it on the pan.
Want more EASY Kid Halloween Treats?
- Monster Cookie Dip
- Monster Munch
- Halloween Cupcakes | Ghost Cupcakes
- Kid-Friendly Halloween Drink: Green Apple Cider Lemonade
- How To Make Halloween Witch Fingers
Post updated 10/2020