Recipe: Witches’ Broomsticks Halloween Pretzel Treats

updated May 30, 2019
Witches' Brooms

Witches' Brooms are an adorable treat to make with your kids and bring to your next Halloween party.

Makes36 brooms

Prep20 minutes

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(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

It is hard to overstate the charm and ease of turning candy, chocolate, and pretzels into these adorable witches’ brooms for your next Halloween party. Plus they are made just of peanut butter cups and pretzels — one of the most delicious combinations we know.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Melted Chocolate Is the Key to Brooms That Fly

We tried making these once by just shoving pretzel sticks into the peanut butter cups, but the results were cracked and smashed peanut butter cups we couldn’t pick up.

The better way: Melt a cup full of chocolate (we like white for contrast, but semi-sweet totally works too) in the microwave or with this method, and then use the still-warm chocolate to coat the end of the pretzel and gently melt the peanut butter cups while the pressing the pretzel in gently.

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Witches' Brooms

Witches' Brooms are an adorable treat to make with your kids and bring to your next Halloween party.

Prep time 20 minutes

Makes 36 brooms

Nutritional Info


  • 1/2 cup

    white chocolate chips

  • 1 drop

    red food coloring (optional)

  • 1 drop

    yellow food coloring (optional)

  • 36

    Reese's peanut butter cups (from one 12-ounce bag)

  • 2 cups

    pretzel thin rods (about 40 rods), accounting for some breakage


  1. Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high, stirring in 30-second intervals, until melted, about 90 seconds total. Add the red and yellow food coloring, if using, to dye the white chocolate orange.

  2. Unwrap the peanut butter cups and arrange upside-down on a baking sheet or serving tray. Dip each pretzel stick into the white chocolate so that it coats about 1/4 inch of the pretzel. Gently press the chocolate-coated end into each peanut butter cup until it stands up straight.