I cannot believe that Halloween is just a few short weeks away.  No tricks today, just treats.  Today I have a recipe for a yummy childrens snack.

Ghosts on a Broom

  • 1 (3 ft.) roll of chewy fruit snack (like Fruit Roll Ups)
  • 14 (3 inch long) gluten-free pretzel sticks*
  • 2/3 cup white baking chips
  • 1 teaspoon miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Cover a cookie sheet completely with wax paper.  Unroll the fruit snack and cut the long end of the snack from end to end into 1/2 inch fringe.

Cut the roll into 2 inch segments.

Wrap a piece of the fringed fruit snack around one end of each pretzel stick.  Use your fingers to press the fruit snack onto the pretzel to make it stick well.  Place the pretzel sticks onto the prepared cookie sheet.

Meanwhile, place the white baking chips into a saucepan placed over low heat.  Stirring almost constantly with a wooden spoon, heat the chips for about 5 minutes or until completely melted.

Remove the pan from the stove.  Measure out 1/2 teaspoon of the melted chips, and pour into a ghost shape over the middle of a pretzel stick to form a ghost.  Continue until you have made all 14 ghosts.  Press 3 of the chocolate chips onto each ghost head for the eyes and a nose.  Allow ghosts to set at room temperature for 45 minutes or until they have hardened.

If you are strapped for time, you can melt the white chips in the microwave instead of on the stove.  Just place the chilps into a microwaveable dish and microwave on hight for 30 seconds then stir until the chips have completely melted.  Then continue with the directions above.  Except put the completed ghosts in the freezer for 5 minutes to harden.

Makes 14 candy pops.

  • Preparation Time:  approximately 20 minutes.
  • Cooking Time:  approximately 5 minutes.
  • Hardening Time:  approximately 45 minutes  
  • Total Time:  approximately 1 hour 10 minutes            

*Glutino and Snyders of Hanover both make gluten-free pretzel sticks. 

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