High Heels and Grills: Chocolate Peanut Butter Witch's Brooms

Friday, October 19, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Witch's Brooms

Maybe I'm old-fashioned in thinking that Halloween recipes should be shared near Halloween, but that's just the way we do things here at High Heels and Grills! No worries, this won't be the last one you see for this year either. I'll come right out and tell you that I did not think up this recipe, but the moment I saw it, I knew it was way too cute to pass up!

I found this in a Betty Crocker cookbook that a picked up a while ago and could not get over how clever it was. I've never seen anything like it and I wanted to share it with all of you right away! They'd be so cute for those Halloween parties you'll be throwing!

  • 1 cup peanut butter chips {Can be found next to the chocolate chips in most grocery stores}
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour {Or all-purpose flour works fine, too}
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 16 thick pretzel rods, broken in half
  • 8 large shredded wheat cereal biscuits {and by large, I mean really large}
  • 1 (16 oz.) tub chocolate frosting
  • 1 (7 oz.) pouch red Cookie Icing

  1. In a medium bowl, microwave the peanut butter chips and butter on high for 30 seconds, then in 15-second intervals until smooth.
  2. Stir in brown sugar, vanilla and egg until well combined. 
  3. Add flour and baking soda and mix until blended.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
  7. Cut with a 2-inch bell-shaped cookie cutter. {Or if you're like me and you don't have a bell-shaped cookie cutter, an upside down heart works great as well!}
  8. Place the cutouts on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  9. For each cookie, place a pretzel rod on the top of the bell {or point of the heart}, leaving 2-1/2 inches of pretzel exposed.
  10. Bake 5-6 minutes, then let cool completely.
  11. Pull cereal biscuits apart until you have some straw-like pieces.
  12. Spread a thin layer of chocolate frosting on each cookie and the sprinkle cereal shreds to create brooms. {It works best if you press the shreds into the frosting, so they stick better.}
  13. Pipe thin rows of red icing near the top of the 'broom' to look like stitching.
  14. Let stand until set.

I think next time I'll drizzle a little bit of white icing or something over them - just to give the cereal some added sweetness. Hope you like them!


Linking up here.


  1. I was thinking at first that these were all miniature size..

    Can you eliminate the whole baking of the cookie process, and use pretzel sticks, some bite sized cookies pre-made, and mini-wheats instead? Still use the frosting ideas, but, I thought this would be a great idea for a craft project with Girl Scouts or Brownies, or maybe even with after school care.... The concept is adorable though!!

  2. So cute! What a great snack! Thank you for sharing! I have a Halloween Link Party going on. It is off to a slow start as it is my first ever, but these would be a great addition if you would like to share! Thanks so much!

  3. Those are SO cute Sarah! I've never seen anything like it either. Great job!

  4. These are ADORABLE! Thanks for taking the time to do Betty's recipe and share it with us! Love the idea...your pictures are awesome! Pinning! Hope you have a great weekend. Cheers!

  5. My opinion? these witch's brooms are ADORABLE!
    I'm pinning. always need more Halloween treat ideas....
    Thank you for this recipe....


  6. How cute is this?

    Hey, I have a weekend link party I'd love for you to join if you'd like:


    Thanks, Bobi

  7. oool & crafty snack! I'd love for you to share this and any other crafts at my link party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by and link up!


  8. Shared on COM-FB! love them! hugs, jen

  9. I think I will be making these for the kiddies at Halloween. I mean it's not like they will get enough sugar that night or anything! :)


  10. I think I will be making these for the kiddies at Halloween. I mean it's not like they will get enough sugar that night or anything! :)


  11. These are sooo cool! I saw the picture and couldn't figure out what the brooms were made from! Cereal biscuits - Genius!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  12. Those are awesome! I love it! Great job, ladies!

  13. How stinking cute are these?? Pinning! Thanks for sharing!

  14. so cute! I would love for you to link thes up at our recipe link up at Katies Language Cafe! ~~Katie http://www.katieslanguagecafe.com/2012/10/french-cuisine-fridays-recipe-link-up-4.html

  15. These are brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

  16. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. It just went live a little early :) Thanks, Peggy. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-5-linky-parties-are-back.html

  17. Very cute. My son will love these!

  18. So cute! And they look yummy. Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!


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