Witches' Brew with Broomsticks Recipe
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Witches' Brew with Broomsticks Recipe

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While growing up, my boys enjoyed helping me make this beverage with "broomsticks." Now I use the recipe with my grandchildren. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
Featured In: Witch Halloween Party
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 orange candy slices
  • 8 cinnamon sticks (5 inches)
  • 8 pieces black shoestring licorice (10 inches)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup red-hot candies
  • 6 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup instant chocolate drink mix


  1. For broomsticks, on a lightly sugared surface, roll each orange slice into a 1/4-in.-thick triangle. With wet scissors, snip bottoms of triangles to resemble broom bristles. Wrap pointed end of each around a cinnamon stick. Coil a licorice piece around the top of each orange slice to secure to cinnamon stick; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring water and red-hots to a boil, stirring frequently until dissolved. Whisk in milk and chocolate drink mix. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until hot. Pour into cups or mugs. Serve with broomstick stirrers. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Witches' Brew with Broomsticks in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p244

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macduff1151 User ID: 4213417 167086
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"This was a very big success. Where did you get the cups and saucers?"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 77677
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

"I made this recipe for a family gathering. It did not get the ratings I expected but it was eaten fairly quickly. I would definitely make it again."

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