Did you see my “magic trick” in this video? If not, please click on my video tutorial above and check it out.
I sure hope that I know a magic trick or two. But there really isn’t any short cut or magical way to make these Witch’s Brooms Cheese Snacks, unless you have a couple little handy helpers at home, like me. Yes, that’s how the Kiddos like to call themselves these days. These Witch’s Brooms are actually quite easy and fun to make. With so many sweet treats around this time of the year, I think it’s pretty nice to prepare a savory treat for a change. Plus, these are pretty simple and healthy snacks to enjoy.
The first time that I encountered these Witch’s Brooms was last October. One cold and creepy night when I wondered into the forest alone…..Okay, just kidding. I was just checking to see if you’re pay attention! It was when I attended my Son’s Halloween Party. One of the Room Parents prepared these fun and whimsical treats for the whole class. I immediately fell in love with them and the Kids enjoyed them a lot as well. So, I decided to share the video tutorial and recipe with you early this year so you can make some at home, just in time for Halloween. And guess what, I’ll be preparing these fun little treats for my Daughter’s Halloween Party at school this year.
If you’re making these for a party, I suggest that you prepare everything but to add the pretzel sticks right before serving. I noticed that pretzels will get soggy after several hours in the fridge. I don’t think anyone would appreciate a soggy pretzel stick, unless your intension is to trick someone.
Are you guys ready for Halloween yet? I am surprisingly well prepared this year. My Kids already picked out their costumes back in September, can you believe that?! What are you or your kids going to dress up in this year? Do you prefer cute or creepy costumes? Please share in the comment below. I can’t wait to hear from you. Wish you all have a wonderful and Happy Halloween!
Props and Ingredients:
Organic String Cheese (Please click here for more information)
Pretzel Sticks (Please click here for more information)
Witch’s Broom Cheese Snacks:
Makes: 8 brooms
4 string cheese
8 pretzel sticks
1 stock of celery
Unwrap the string cheese and cut them into 2-inch length. With a small paring knife, cut cheese into quarters lengthwise (make 4 strands) without cutting it all the way through. I usually leave a 1/2-inch un-cut on top.
With a pair of kitchen scissors, cut the strands into smaller strands to resemble the broom. Then, poke a small hole on top of the cheese and insert a pretzel stick about 1/4-inch into the cheese.
Peel a thin strand of celery, about 4-inch long. Wrap around the top part of the cheese and tie a double knot. Then, cut off the excess celery. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients until all use up.
Enjoy and have fun!
***Note: You can easily double or triple the recipe with more string cheese and pretzel sticks. 1 stock of celery is enough to make at least 24 brooms.