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brownie bites with sticks decorated to look like witches brooms

I love when the Halloween decorations hit the stores. Well, maybe I don’t love when they show up (um, in July I’m usually thinking margaritas and ice cream, not costumes and pumpkin), but I love walking through the aisles of Michael’s and Target and planning what I’m going to do to my house come October. I had it all planned out this year. I was going to have everything painted, prepped, and ready to go come October 1st. Then I would decorate and photograph and post all my cute inspiration here. It was gonna be great.

And then we found out the short-sale home we were buying had gone into escrow.

And that we’d be closing escrow on Halloween.

{Enter dashed Halloween dreams.}

As a result, my great decorations this year consist of three baby pumpkins on my mantel. I managed to write B-O-O on them. That’s it. I walk around my neighborhood and see all the spooky ghosts and pumpkins and spider webs and graveyards. I thought about appeasing my daughters begging and getting out the Halloween bin.

But then I thought about the look that would be on my husbands’ face if he saw that I had decorated when he is frantically packing and moving stuff to storage.


So this year I’m settling for a bunch of cute Halloween treats. I figure this way, my little corner of the internets is decorated. I guess I can settle for that.

Last week I teased you about these brooms. I figure you can’t have a witch hat without a broom!

brownie bites with sticks decorated to look like witches brooms

Remember that brownie pan I told you about when I made the Candy Corn Brownie Bites? I used the same pan for these brooms. Afterwards I stuck a stick in them for the broom handle (pretzels would look cute too). Then I drizzled them with melted chocolate and peanut butter melts for the broom look. Easy-peasy!

How have you decorated for Halloween? Come on and elaborate in detail. I’m living vicariously this year!

Witches’ Brooms
Recipe by Crazy for Crust
brownie bites with sticks decorated to look like witches brooms

Witches’ Brooms

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Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield 6 servings


  • 1 box brownie mix (Family Size), plus ingredients listed to make the brownies
  • Brownie Pop Pan (Wilton)
  • Chocolate candy melts (or chocolate chips)
  • Peanut butter candy melts (or peanut butter chips)
  • 24 lollipop sticks or long pretzel sticks
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  • 1. Mix brownies according to package directions. Spray your brownie pop pan liberally with cooking spray and fill each cavity 2/3 full of brownie mix. Bake 18-20 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely before dipping. (Note: the entire brownie mix makes about 24 brownies using this pan, meaning three trips through the oven.)
  • Melt your chocolate and peanut butter melts in separate bowls. Dip each lollipop stick into a little bit of melted chocolate and then press into the top of each brownie bite.
  • Transfer your melted chocolate into a zip-top sandwich bag. Snip off a small corner of the bag and use it to drizzle stripes down the sides of the brownie bite. Repeat with peanut butter melts.
  • Chill until hardened. Serve with Witches’ Hats.

Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin C: 0.05mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Yield: 24 brooms
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Dorothy Kern

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  1. These are adorable and look so good! Definitely pinning these on my Pinterest board! We went thru our move last October so I know what you are going thru. I hated it. So this year I have been going all out, making up for not feeling like I had a fall last year!