A recipe for Pretzel Broomsticks! These broomsticks come together with simply pretzel sticks, string cheese, and chives for an easy and fun Halloween snack.
I first came across these Pretzel Broomsticks over on The Kitchen Life of a Navy Wife and they are such an exciting treat for Halloween. I especially love how they come together relatively easily with only three ingredients.
Along with the Pretzel Broomsticks, I also wanted to share some of the crafts we put together this year for anyone looking for ideas:
I found the idea for Footprint Ghosts on Crafty Morning. Instead of cardstock, I painted a small canvas with black acrylic paint. Once it dried, I spread a light layer of white acrylic paint on a paper plate and coated each child’s foot to make the footprints. I also added handprints (Claire’s is a bit smudged- getting a 7 month old’s handprint can be challenging). Keep wet wipes nearby for quick cleaning.
This tree is actually a craft from last year. I painted the base of a tree then added fall colored paint to a paper plate with a q-tip for each one. Evan painted the leaves with the q-tips. Originally from La Classe Della Maestra Valentina.
With First Palette as a guide for the pumpkins, I cut an apple in half lengthwise and Evan used it as a stamp with orange paint. I used a green marker to color in the tops and vines. If you want, you can also color in faces.
I don’t generally decorate the house, but am trying to get better. After showing a few ideas to Evan, he picked out this decoration from Nicole Wright Designs to add a little Halloween spirit to the bathroom. Black and white cardstock are cut into a monster with white eyes peeking out. I used tape to attach the paper.
I love making these Pretzel Broomsticks to celebrate the holiday since they are a little more healthy compared to some of the more dessert-oriented treats I tend to make this time of year. They are also such a fun addition to cheeseboards and lunch boxes!
These broomsticks are fairly easy to assemble. The biggest trick is carefully adding the hole for the pretzel. You want it large enough to fit the pretzel or the cheese will tear when you twist it in.
Gently tie the chives around the top portion of the cheese. I tied the chive leaf, then wrapped around to tie on the other side.
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Pretzel Broomsticks Recipe
Adapted from The Kitchen Life of a Navy Wife
- 3 string cheese sticks
- 9 thin pretzel sticks
- 9 long chive leaves or sliced dark green leaves of green onions
- Cut each string cheese stick into 3 equal pieces.
- In one side of the cheese piece, use one blade of the scissors or a small knife to gently make a hole the size of the pretzel, about 1/4 inch (6 millimeters) deep.
- Gently twist in the pretzel, being careful not to tear the cheese.
- Tie a chive leaf around the top, side towards the pretzel, of the cheese. Double tie if desired. Cut off the excess.
- Use the scissors or a small knife to cut the bottom 2/3rds of each cheese piece into 3 strips. Turn and cut the other side into 3 strips.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to a day.