on Oct 09, 2022, Updated Oct 13, 2023
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Get ready to whip up some Halloween magic 🎃✨ with my Cheese 🧹 Broomsticks. As we dive into this whimsical snack, you’ll discover it’s not only delicious but also incredibly easy to prepare, making it the perfect addition to your Halloween celebration. With just three simple ingredients, you’ll create a bewitching treat that’s sure to cast a spell on your taste buds and bring a smile to your face.
Why You’ll Love Cheese Broomsticks
- Quick and Easy: This recipe is incredibly simple, requiring just three ingredients and minimal effort, making it perfect for busy schedules. Additionally, it’s a time-saver when you need a delightful treat in a pinch.
- Kid-Friendly: Engage your little ones in the kitchen, allowing them to create their own adorable witch broomsticks. It’s a creative, hands-on activity that’s sure to engage kids of all ages. Moreover, it’s a wonderful way to bond and spark their imagination.
- Ideal for Halloween Parties: These broomsticks make a charming and delicious addition to your Halloween gatherings because they combine great taste with a thematic presentation. Furthermore, they add a festive touch to your party decor, setting the Halloween mood for your guests.
How To Prepare Cheese Broomsticks
- Preparation: First, open the string cheese 🧀 packs and cut each piece into thirds with a serrated knife, ensuring a gentle touch to prevent breaking.
- Create the ‘Broom’: Next, make lengthwise cuts in the cheese sticks, about 3/4 of the way up. Rotate the cheese sticks and make additional cuts without cutting all the way to the top.
- Assemble: Insert a pretzel stick into the top of each cheese piece to create the broomstick handle, then secure the pretzel by cutting a piece of chive 🌿 to fit around the top of the cheese.
- Enjoy: Your Pretzel Broomsticks are now ready to enjoy.
Nonna’s Spooky Tip
These are best served fresh! Storing them in the fridge overnight may cause the pretzel to become soft and mushy, thus affecting the texture.
Substitutions and Variations
Embrace the creative possibilities and make it your own while accommodating dietary needs and thematic preferences.
- Cheese Varieties: Instead of marbled cheddar cheese, try other cheese varieties like mozzarella, Colby jack, or pepper jack for a different flavor profile.
- Gluten-Free Option: If you or your guests have dietary restrictions, you can use gluten-free pretzel sticks instead, to make the broomsticks suitable for a gluten-free diet.
- Vegan Options: Try vegan cheese sticks and vegan pretzel sticks so you can create a dairy-free and vegan version of these broomsticks.
Other Halloween Recipes
- Mummy Hot Dogs
- Frankenstein Kiwis
- Witch Finger Cookies
- Chocolate Bats
- Halloween Cheese Board
- Halloween Cocktails
Yes, you can experiment with different cheese varieties, but it’s recommended to use firmer cheese to prevent the strands from breaking and sticking to the knife during preparation.
I do not recommend this, because it is best to enjoy these broomsticks on the same day you make them. Storing them in the fridge overnight may cause the pretzel to become soft and mushy, thus affecting the texture.
Absolutely, these broomsticks are the perfect addition to your kids’ lunchboxes. You can insert the pretzel into the cheese in the morning so that it keeps fresh for school.
- 15 pretzel sticks
- 5 marbled cheddar string cheese, each string cheese cut into thirds
- 15 chive strings, I cut mine to fit around the broomstick
- I open each pack of string cheese and cut that one piece into thirds. Use a thin serated knife and gently cut the cheese so that it doesn’t break or stick to the knife.
- I make a few lengthwise cuts 3/4 of the way up, flip or rotate the cheese on its side, and make a few more cuts making sure you don’t cut all the way to the top.
- Take a pretzel stick and gently insert it at the top of the cheese. Cut a piece of chive to fit around the top of the cheese and enjoy.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.