Melted Witch Puddles Recipe
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Melted Witch Puddles Recipe

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In honor of the doomed wicked witch in "The Wizard of Oz," we had fun fashioning these simply delicious snacks using a variety of convenience foods. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 4 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons shortening, divided
  • 36 chocolate cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 36 Bugles
  • 4 cups vanilla or white chips
  • 36 pretzel sticks

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 244 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine water and food coloring; add coconut. Seal bag and shake to tint coconut; set aside. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons shortening; stir until smooth.
  2. For witches' hats, place about 1/3 cup chocolate mixture in a resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Pipe a small amount of chocolate on a cookie. Dip a Bugle in some of the remaining chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Position over chocolate on cookie, forming a witch's hat. Set on waxed paper to dry. Repeat with remaining chocolate, Bugles and cookies.
  3. For puddles, melt vanilla chips and the remaining shortening; stir until smooth. Place mixture in a large heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Pipe mixture into the shape of a puddle onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
  4. Immediately place a witch's hat on the puddle. Place a pretzel stick alongside the hat; sprinkle reserved tinted coconut at the end of the pretzel stick. Repeat with remaining puddles, hats and brooms. Chill for 15 minutes or until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Melted Witch Puddles in Taste of Home's Halloween Annual 2006, p54

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Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"These are so funny and yummy!"

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"Addictive! The combo of different sweet flavors was great."

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012

"I made this with the large marshmallows instead of the white chocolate chips or vanilla. i melted the marshmellow in microwave for 15-20 seconds then add the witches hat and broom stick"

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012

"Such a creative idea. Made it for the children in my daycare. They loved it!"

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"When I make these again ( because they were so cute), I want to use a puddle shaped sugar cookie with green frosting smoothly spread for the base. I found that my guest could barely eat these before the chocolate started melting. I may only use half an Oreo for the hat too. Can't wait to see how they turn out thus year:)"

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