Witch’s Brooms Recipe

Create a bewitching treat to give away!

Halloween’s here! Put on your hat, practice your spells, and get ready to mix this bewitching treat. Halloween just got more exciting with these sweet and
tasty witch’s broom snacks
for your kids! 

How To Make Witch’s Brooms

These Halloween treats are actually chocolate cupcakes with their liners removed and placed upside down on a plate. These are then topped with a little frosting colored with orange and green food coloring and then decorated to look like little brooms. The pretzel stick is perfect for mimicking the wooden handle that is the finishing touch for this Halloween treat: a witch’s broom! Now you just need witch’s
and this easy recipe video
using candy
should provide that part! 

How To Store Witch’s Brooms 

These are delicate treats since they have no cupcake liners so to store mini
 like this, it’s best to decorate these on a small sheet of parchment paper so you can easily move them from the plate and into a container tall enough to accommodate the tall cupcake. These can then be chilled until the frosting is set and firm. When ready to serve, the pretzels can be pushed into the “brooms” right before handing these out to the little trick-or-treaters visiting your home! 

Witch’s Brooms Recipe 

Witch's Brooms Recipe

Jackie Ang-Po
Create a bewitching treat to give away!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 to 16 pieces


Witch's Brooms Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Cake Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 12 to 16 Pretzel Sticks
  • 3/4 Cup Shortening
  • 2 cups Confectioner's Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • Orange Food Coloring
  • Green Food Coloring


  • In a bowl, combine the two kinds of flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • In another bowl, combine vegetable oil, milk, vanilla, and egg. 3 Mix dry and wet mixtures together just until combined. Pour into your desired mold for the broom head and bake at 350ºF or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Make the butter cream icing: Beat all ingredients together (shortening, confectioner's sugar, vanilla, and fresh milk) until smooth and creamy. Divide icing into separate bowls. Color three-fourths of the icing with orange food coloring, and one-fourth with green food coloring.
  • To decorate: Insert a pretzel stick into each cake. Using a small star tip, pipe orange-colored icing on the cake. Use a plain tip to pipe a ribbon on the “bristles” using green icing.
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