Monday, October 25, 2010

Witches Brooms


I love Halloween, it's passed down from my Mom and I can't help it. We decorate the outside up every year and we've gone as far as buying and "corpsing" up an anatomical skeleton 2 years ago. We named him Les. (after Guitarist Les Paul). We dress up, our kids dress up. I bake too much stuff, my husband's job enjoys the overflow. We all eat too much candy, then have some guilt attacks and take long fall walks. Life is good.

This week. Halloween Week.

Witches Brooms
(Adapted from:Betty Crocker: Halloween)

1 package of Peanut Butter Cookie Mix (betty crocker)
(and required ingredients on the cookie package- not terribly helpful, I know)


Your favorite Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe


package of pretzel rods (cut in 1/2- approx 24 total rods)
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon shortening
1/2 cup purple candy melts
OPTIONAL: sprinkles.


Oven to 350.
Mix up your package cookie mix and roll into rough balls I used my cookie scoop- approx 1 1/4inch balls. Insert pretzel rod (the broken end) into the cookie dough and press into shape on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Repeat until you’ve used up your cookie dough/rods. Use forks to press into dough to give the broom bristles. Press deep.

Bake 12 minutes or until set and brown.

After baked and cooled. Melt your semi sweet chips and shortening together, stir until smooth. Spoon melted chocolate over brooms, leaving about an 1” at top of pretzel handle and bottom halves of cookie bristles uncovered.

Drizzle purple or orange or butterscotch chips (melted) over the chocolate and let set until chocolate is firm.

1 comment:

briarrose said...

Adorable. What a cute idea.

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