Witches' broomsticks mini cupcakes

Claire Gallam

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Need a last-minute Halloween dessert for your kid's school party? Forget store-bought pumpkin cookies or candy corn and bring these adorable mini witches' broomsticks cupcakes instead!

Witches broomstick mini cupcakes

These fun little cupcakes are easier to make than you think and are a fun accessory to any Halloween party. Get your kids to help you assemble them too for a fun Halloween craft!

Witches' broomsticks mini cupcakes

Yields about 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 box white cake mix
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 12 pretzel rods cut in half
  • White icing in a can
  • Gold sprinkles
  • Black icing gel

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, egg whites, water and canola oil. Fill each of the mini muffin tins 3/4 the way full with mix. Bake for about 18 minutes, or until golden brown.
  3. Let cool on a wire cooling rack until cool.
  4. Once cool, stick the pretzels into the mini cupcakes. Using the icing, start icing the pretzel rods about 1/3 way down and paint the top of the mini cupcake (so it looks like the broom's tassels.) Paint a black circle around the pretzel rod just above the top of the icing.
  5. Sprinkle the white icing with gold sprinkles.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.