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Witches' Brew with Broomsticks

 Witches' Brew with Broomsticks
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
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.