Recipe

Witches' hats and broomsticks

Get creative with biscuits, pretzels, chocolate, crackles and liqourice and whip up these witches' hats and broomsticks for your next Halloween or magic-themed party!

  • 1 hr cooking
  • Makes 14 Item
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Ingredients

Witches' hats and broomsticks
  • 150 gram (4½ ounces) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (165g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup (185g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1/4 cup (25g) cocoa powder
  • 80 gram (2½ ounces) dark (semi-sweet) chocolate
  • 2 x 30cm strap liqourice (80g)
  • 14 long pretzels (15g)
  • 2 cup (70g) rice bubbles
  • 1/2 cup (80g) icing (confectioners') sugar
  • 1/2 cup (40g) desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 80 gram (3 ounces) butter, melted

Method

Witches' hats and broomsticks
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease two oven trays; line with baking paper.
  • 2
    Beat butter and sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until pale and creamy. Beat in egg until well combined. Add sifted flour and cocoa; stir until dough just comes together. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Roll dough between sheets of baking paper until 5mm (¼-inch) thick. Using the cutter, cut out 14 rounds; place on tray. Using the triangle template, cut out 14 triangles from scraps; place on tray. (Refrigerate dough for 10 minutes if too soft). Using a knife, cut the base of the triangles to resemble brush bristles (curve slightly, if you like). Bake 12 minutes or until a biscuit can be gently pushed without breaking. Cool.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, make chocolate hats; cut 7 x 20cm (8-inch) squares from baking paper, cut in half to form 14 triangles. Shape like a paper piping bag to form cones. Combine Rice Bubbles, sifted icing sugar, coconut and cocoa in a medium bowl, pour over butter; stir to combine. Spoon 2 tablespoons mixture into cones. Using the back of a spoon, push firmly into the point and level the base. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm.
  • 5
    Remove paper from hats. Melt chocolate; spoon a little chocolate onto the base of each cone, place in the centre of a round biscuit to create witches' hats, stand until set. Tie licourice strap around the base.
  • 6
    Dip end of a pretzel into melted chocolate, place on a biscuit triangle to make broom; stand 30 minutes or until set.

Notes

You need a 7cm (2¾ inch) round cutter; and a 5cm x 5cm x 5cm (2-inch) cardboard triangle template.

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