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).

Halloween Treat: Cheese and Pretzel Broomsticks.  These are so easy and such a cute idea for a Halloween themed treat!

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).

Halloween Treat: Cheese and Pretzel Broomsticks

I got the inspiration from Cocinando Con Catman.

These are super easy.  Cut the cheese string into thirds:

Halloween Treat: Cheese and Pretzel Broomsticks

Spread apart the cheese into thin strands to make it look like a broomstick end:

Halloween Treat: Cheese and Pretzel Broomsticks

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.

Halloween Treat: Cheese and Pretzel Broomsticks

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.

Halloween Treat: Cheese and Pretzel Broomsticks

Luckily we still had plenty of chives leftover in our garden (ha… they are practically taking over our garden).

Halloween Treat: Cheese and Pretzel Broomsticks

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:

Halloween Treat: Cheese and Pretzel Broomsticks

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:

Halloween Treat: Cheese and Pretzel Broomsticks

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!

Halloween Treat: Cheese and Pretzel Broomsticks

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!

Halloween Treat: Cheese and Pretzel Broomsticks

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?

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  • Jodie Fitz

    LOVE these :)!

  • Scarlett Wonder

    These are so cute! Thanks for your honesty regarding the difficulty level! Always appreciated! Definitely pinning!

  • Terri

    These are adorable!

  • Sewcraftyangel@gmail.com

    These are just to cute. Great idea. Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Sew Crafty Angel

  • Jenny.U

    Cute snack idea!! Thanks for stopping by the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop I co-hosted!

  • Shannon Eyer

    These are soooo cute!!! They would be perfect for my students. Thanks for the fantastic idea! Stopping by from Hoyby Crafts.

  • Miz Helen

    Hi Debbie,

    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!
    Miz Helen

  • Robin Gay

    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

    • http://onelittleproject.com/ Debbie @ One Little Project

      Awww, thanks! I really appreciate you sharing it!! :)

  • http://www.realcoake.com/ KC Coake

    What a darling snack! My girls would LOVE this. Thanks so much for the idea.

  • Jane N.

    Adorable! My daughter does not like cheese, but these may tempt her! Going to give it a try! Thanks!

  • http://www.tidbitsofexperience.com/ crystal

    Oh I can see my boys having a field day making these and eating them just as fast as they make them.

  • Leslie Stewart

    These are absolutely too cute! Thanks for sharing at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Love them.
    House on the Way

  • Amy

    Oh my. These are so adorable! My kids would gobble these up. Thanks for sharing this simple and creative snack idea!

  • orsoshesays

    Soooo cute! Featuring it tomorrow. Thanks for linking up at ‘Or so she says…’!

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  • Torigrant52

    Such a cute idea! I will be pinning this for sure! Thanks for linking up to Tell Me Tuesday!

  • Tracy King

    This is such a cute idea, thanks for sharing :)

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  • Betsy

    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:)