Heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Mix brown sugar, butter, water, and vanilla in medium bowl. Stir in flour and salt. Shape dough into twenty 1 1/4-inch balls.
Place pretzel rod halves on ungreased cookie sheet. Press ball of dough onto cut end of each pretzel rod. Press dough with fork to resemble "bristles" of broom.
Bake about 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire rack, about 30 minutes.
Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place brooms on waxed paper. Heat shortening and chocolate chips over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth; remove from heat. Spoon melted chocolate over brooms, leaving about 1 inch at top of pretzel handle and bottom halves of cookie bristles uncovered. Drizzle with melted butterscotch chips. Let stand until chocolate is set.
Nutritional Information: 1 Serving: Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 65 ); Total Fat 7 g (Saturated Fat 2 g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 170 mg; Total Carbohydrate 21 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g); Protein 2 g % Daily Value: Vitamin A 4 %; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 4 % Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Fat
By Jodi from Aurora, CO
This is a page about making string cheese witch brooms. These cute Halloween treats are fun and easy to make, you can get the kids involved in this food preparation.