Halloween Treat: Cheese and Pretzel Broomsticks
I’ve been majorly planning and organizing myself lately so I can work a full time job AND keep on blogging – which is just not an easy task! This past weekend I did six awesome projects (yupp, SIX!) that I plan to blog about over the next couple of weeks. Sorry for being MIA for so long, but I’m back with a plan and ready to go!
Can you believe it’s almost Halloween? We had a playdate this weekend and I made these adorable cheese and pretzel broomsticks as a snack. They were a huge hit! (I know I know, I only made 5, but hey, they ALL got eaten).
These are sooooooooooooo easy, and they are so freaking cute! All you need are some pretzel sticks, some string cheese and some chives (although, if you are in a hurry, the chives are totally optional).
I got the inspiration from Cocinando Con Catman.
These are super easy. Cut the cheese string into thirds:
Spread apart the cheese into thin strands to make it look like a broomstick end:
Okay, this part was admittedly a little tedious. But these are the types of things I’m willing to for my kids. And it helped that I didn’t have to make very many.
Poke the pretzel into the end of the cheese string. Just be careful not to push it too far or else the cheese will start to split.
Luckily we still had plenty of chives leftover in our garden (ha… they are practically taking over our garden).
Find the skinniest chives that you can possibly find, and just tie it neatly around the cheese, using your fingernails to pinch off the ends:
Fortunately the chive just held itself in place, even though I only tied it once. I was a little worried the knot would fall right out, but the cheese just made it stick. Check out how adorable the little broomstick tie looks:
These snacks are terrific if you are having a playdate… well, a small playdate anyway. Or if you just want a cute little treat for your kiddos. You probably don’t want to be making a whole lot of these or you will go crazy pealing the cheese. Since I was only making a few it was still therapeutic. I don’t know about you, but I always feel a little creative burst when I open a cheese string. I just can’t eat it without making it into something first!
I made these with the Cheese Strings commercial set to “Wild Thing” in my head pretty much from the moment I picked up the Cheese Strings in the grocery store. Is that commercial still on? Probably not… But now I’ve probably put that song in your head… so, you’re welcome!
Cheese, yum. Pretzels, yum. Chives… okay, well maybe yum is an overstatement for chives, but at least they make them cute. Who knew pretzels were so versatile?
LOVE these :)!
These are so cute! Thanks for your honesty regarding the difficulty level! Always appreciated! Definitely pinning!
These are adorable!
These are just to cute. Great idea. Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
Sew Crafty Angel
Cute snack idea!! Thanks for stopping by the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop I co-hosted!
These are soooo cute!!! They would be perfect for my students. Thanks for the fantastic idea! Stopping by from Hoyby Crafts.
These little Cheese Pretzel Broomsticks are just adorable! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
Hi Debbie! I came over from Twirl and Take a Bow! I couldn’t love a treat more! Just perfect for an October after school snack! I’m sharing on my FB page so my sweet friends can do this! xo
Awww, thanks! I really appreciate you sharing it!! 🙂
What a darling snack! My girls would LOVE this. Thanks so much for the idea.
Adorable! My daughter does not like cheese, but these may tempt her! Going to give it a try! Thanks!
Oh I can see my boys having a field day making these and eating them just as fast as they make them.
These are absolutely too cute! Thanks for sharing at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Love them.
House on the Way
Oh my. These are so adorable! My kids would gobble these up. Thanks for sharing this simple and creative snack idea!
Soooo cute! Featuring it tomorrow. Thanks for linking up at ‘Or so she says…’!
Such a cute idea! I will be pinning this for sure! Thanks for linking up to Tell Me Tuesday!
This is such a cute idea, thanks for sharing 🙂
Look Deb, it’s 11:00 p.m., these are cute, but I DON’T NEED wild thing running through my head like it is now:( I’ll NEVER get to sleep. Thanks a whole heck of a lot! But, I do think I’ll make these things, think of you and hum that wretched song. Grrrrrrr:)
I made this for a potluck the night before and put it in the fridge because it’s cheese, but the pretzels were stale for the potluck the next day.
Hi Debbie, thank you fur sharing. We are iftom dowm under Perth, Western Australia. We have had a harry potter team party for my 11 years old daugther last week and this was a big hit..thank you so much.