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
Featured In: Witch Halloween Party
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 sweetened shredded 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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MakaylaMHughes User ID: 8525869 232866
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"These are so funny and yummy!"

fnstlug User ID: 3658849 143690
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

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

c.wagoner User ID: 6867902 208237
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"

Trese49 User ID: 4804956 113535
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012

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

Onebigeater87 User ID: 6445193 160994
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:)"

blueyedtraveler User ID: 4303966 144245
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"I tried this recipe tonight. I finally gave up after covering my self and everything else with chocolate, but hats still would not stay put, I tried toothpicks, allowing it to set so more sticky still the same. It may have been the bugles. I picked thru and found all the intact ones (approximately 30 in one bag). Even then they were all uneven on the bottom and would not attach. To me these were not easy. My husband was happy I used the melted chocolate over his ice cream."

LGV User ID: 5085991 160992
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"These were the Hit of the Party!! I used "Grasshopper Cookies" for the bottom of the hat. Better fit than the oreo. I was able to make 2 dozen in less than an hour. trick to covering the Bugle is to use a tooth pick. I also tinted the chco. with green food color. Thanks this was a great recipe."

amycannan User ID: 2715188 160989
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"Made some last night to hand out to clients today- these were easy to make and fun! Instead of sandwich cookies, I used larger flat plain cookies (I chose Maria's). I think the hat proportion looks better this way. Holding the middle of the cookie, I dipped the edges into the melted chocolate then set them onto parchment. I then used a spoon to smooth in the chocolate on top then put the dipped Bugle on. I used white and green Candy Melts (a Wilton product, bought at Michael's craft store or a cake supply store) and used a ratio of about 2/3 green, 1/3 white- doesn't have to be exact. Melted them in a bowl using the microwave and just used a spoon to form the puddles. This was such a great idea, thank you!"

TabithaLee User ID: 5045674 98030
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"I covered the oreos with melted chocolate as well. I didn't think the 'hat' was immediately recognizable as a hat at first view otherwise."

moutoux User ID: 967565 166220
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"made this with my 6 and 4 yr old grandchildren for their school classes. They loved it."

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