Melted Witches

Here is my last treat from yesterday – Melted Witches!  This idea came from a blog called “Party Frosting” but she got the idea from a blog called “Confessions of a Cookbook Queen” so I’ve given you both links, your choice!  I made these for the Young Women at church.  One of the other ladies bought these cute little containers to put a Halloween gift in for each girl so I volunteered to fill them up.  I put some candies and a bag of bunny crackers and some of the Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Cups and Halloween Pretzel Treats in them and then topped it off with these adorable Melted Witches.

First, make brooms and hats:

Make the hats with a Hershey Kiss and a half of an Oreo.  Put the filling side of the cookie down and stick the Kiss to the top with a bit of melted almond bark or candy melts (I used a dab of Nutella).

For the brooms, all you need are pretzel sticks and Laffy Taffy (or mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups like I used).  Flatten the taffy and cut it in half horizontally.  Cut fringe into the bottom 2/3 with sharp scissors and wrap the unfringed part around the pretzel stick.  (Or just stick a pretzel into a mini peanut butter cup by first using the sharp end of a bamboo skewer to poke a hole in the cup and then poking pretzel stick into the hole.)

Line a large baking sheet with wax paper.  Melt some green candy melts and some dark chocolate candy melts (separately) in your microwave according to package directions.  You won’t need much of the dark chocolate, just enough to do a small spoonful per witch.  She melted an entire bag of green and had enough to do about 2 dozen witches (I got about 15 with my bag of green) so use that to decide how much to melt.

Spoon some green candy on the wax paper and spread into a circle with spoon.  Spoon a small amount of chocolate over the green and swirl with a knife (I used a bamboo skewer).  Place 1 hat and 1 broom on each melted witch.  Place pan in fridge to set.

Here they are packaged up and ready to go.  Her packaging was much cuter than mine so be sure and check it out on her blog.

And here they are in their cute containers, ready to go home with the Young Women.

Happy Halloween everyone!

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