So simple and your guests will love these two ingredient Halloween treats! Learn how to make Witches Brooms!
For years I threw a Halloween party for my daughter and her school friends. It was such a fun afternoon of littles in their costumes, eating treats and bouncing in a bounce house. These Witches Brooms were always a hit amongst the guests. Kids love them because they were novel and taste good. Today I’m sharing how to make this easy Halloween treat!
Now, I did search Pinterest for a tutorial and I found something similar but instead of Fruit By The Foot, the maker used string cheese. Also, clever but I really like this version better for a couple of reasons. 1. Fruit roll up is much easier to work with and 2. The color pay off when finished is so festive!
What You Need to Make These Witches Brooms
Ok, so this might only be two ingredients but there is a fair amount of love that goes into making them.
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Steps to make Witches Brooms
These are easy to make and you can do it mindlessly while watching your favorite Halloween movie! Be careful of those sharp kitchen shears though. I’ve nipped my fingers many, many times.
You’ll want to roll the Fruit by the Foot around the tip of a pretzel stick. Three times around is plenty.
Gently press and mold Fruit by the Foot onto pretzel stick. Flatten out the remaining Fruit by the Foot by pressing together.
Use kitchen shears to snip flattened Fruit by the Foot into long strips. There should be enough to make five cuts. Five cuts really gives it that wispy broom bristle effect.
If you find that your broom’s bristle stick together, you can gently pull them wide and they’ll stay. The Fruit by the Foot is very forgiving to work with.
See how the different colors of Fruit by the Foot make such a huge visual impact on the platter? Every time I’ve made these, my guests are impressed with how clever and cute they are. The best part is they are pretty tasty! The sweetness from the Fruit by the Foot and the salty pretzel is a great combination.
It will break your heart a little when one of your guest takes a huge handful. But, I guess that’s what they are there for – to be eaten!