Easy Halloween Treats – Chocolate Licorice Broomsticks 

 Originally Written: October 28, 2013

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on October 28, 2013 by Hanna Trafford

Making your own Halloween treats is a great idea! I would recommend that if you choose to make them and hand them out, include a little card in a package with your name and phone number to let parents know that you are honest and the treats are harmless.

This is a recipe you can easily include your children in making – and have fun doing it!

Chocolate Licorice Broomsticks


  • About 7 yards of licorice lace
  • 8 licorice sticks
  • 10 oz. of dark chocolate, broken into pieces


  • Tray
  • Baking Paper
  • Scissors
  • Small heatproof bowl
  • Small saucepan
  • Metal Spoon


  1. Line tray with baking paper
  2. Use scissors to cut the licorice lace into 8 long lengths of 8 inch and 80 short lengths of 2-1/2 inches
  3. Gather 10 short lengths and hold them in a bundle – this is the “straw” of the broomstick.
  4. Insert  a licorice stick inside the bundle, going about 1-1/4 inches down like a handle
  5. Wrap a long length of licorice tightly around the top of the bundle to secure it to the handle (the licorice should be stocky enough so that you won’t need to tie a knot)
  6. Continue making broomsticks with the remaining licorice lace and sticks.
  7. Place the chocolate in a small heatproof bowl. Set the bowl over a small saucepan of gently simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Stir until chocolate melts, then remove from the heat.
  8. Take a broomstick and dip the straw into the melted chocolate, swirling it around to coat the licorice strands all over.
  9. Remove from the chocolate and allow any excess to drip back into the bowl.
  10. Lay on the prepared tray and continue to dip the remaining broomsticks.
  11. Place the tray in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set the chocolate.
  12. The broomsticks can be stores in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 1 week.


Hope you will enjoy making these special treats – please send me your comments, suggestions and experiences – your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!





Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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