Ghosts on Broomsticks

Prep Time:30 min

Start to Finish:1 hr 15 min

Makes:14 candies

1 roll (0.75 oz) Fruit by the Foot chewy fruit snack in 3-foot roll

(any flavor), unwrapped

14 pretzel sticks (2 to 3 inches long)

2/3 cup white vanilla chips, melted

1 1/2 teaspoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips (52 chips)

1. Line large cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.

Unroll fruit snack roll. With kitchen scissors, cut 3/4-inch-long

fringe on one long side of snack roll. Cut fringed roll into 2-inch


2. To make each "broomstick," wrap piece of fringe around one end of

pretzel; press to seal. Place "broomsticks" on waxed paper-lined

cookie sheet.

3. Drop rounded 1/2 teaspoonfuls of melted white vanilla chips

crosswise onto pretzels; shape to resemble "ghosts" seated

on "broomsticks."

4. Press 3 miniature chocolate chips into each "ghost" for eyes and

mouth. Let stand at room temperature for about 45 minutes or in

freezer for about 5 minutes or until set. Peel candies from waxed



Cobweb Cookies

Prep Time:10 min

Start to Finish:1 hr 15 min

Makes:2 1/2 dozen 4- to 5-inch cookies

3/4 cup Gold Medal all-purpose or unbleached flour

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

Powdered sugar

1. Beat all ingredients except powdered sugar in medium bowl with

electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Pour batter into plastic

squeeze bottle with narrow opening. Heat 8-inch skillet over medium

heat until hot; grease lightly.

2. Working quickly, squeeze batter to form 4 straight, thin lines

that intersect at a common center point to form a star shape. To form

cobweb, squeeze thin streams of batter to connect lines.

3. Cook 30 to 60 seconds or until bottom is golden brown; carefully

turn. Cook until golden brown; remove from skillet. Cool on wire


4. Heat oven to 325ºF. Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 5 to 7

minutes or until almost crisp (cookies will become crisp as they

cool). Remove from cookie sheet; cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Store cookies in container with loose-fitting cover.

(Total time will vary; cook or bake time is per batch.)

Kelly in IL