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Melted Witch Puddles Recipe

Melted Witch Puddles Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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."

dee42 User ID: 5116804 89899
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"Even with the recipe a little jumbled up there is nothing to this! I wish I still had little kids at home to make these with. They look like so much fun. I only gave it 4 stars since I have not made the recipe but it sounds like all ingredients kids love and really simple to do."

hazelmyst66 User ID: 1251745 92841
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"I tinted the white slightly green since the witch on The Wizard of Oz was green. Great idea!"

amyalusa User ID: 3404632 89896
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"This idea is so creative! The recipe may sound a little mixed up, but the details are all there and understandable. We are going to really enjoy making these! This idea totally ROCKS!"

KScales User ID: 3262967 208236
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"We apologize for a slight error in the directions. The 3rd step should read, "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."

It will be corrected and updated here soon.
Taste of Home Test Kitchen"

jlbarhorst User ID: 1077341 89895
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"maybe tint the white green"

lisasfunnyfarm User ID: 4212665 160034
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"You for got to mention the white chips in the last stage when making puddle"

punkiefisher User ID: 2227885 144904
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"I think it should say "For Puddles" instead of "For Brooms" in step 3."

Goose User ID: 29234 73113
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"Was going to make these but it sounds like part of the recipe is missing for steps 3 and 4"

dbremseth User ID: 4354786 93243
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"I'm not sure, but reading through the recipe, it sounds like something is missing in step #3 after "for brooms". It is a really adorable idea, though!"

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