Cheesy broomsticks recipe

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Cheesy broomsticks make a fine savoury snack for Halloween celebrations. Made with only 3 ingredients, these clever little treats are so easy to create.

Cheesy broomsticks
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  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories25 Kcal1%
Fat1.5 g2%
Saturated Fat1 g5%

Cheesy broomsticks are brilliant if you're looking for a savoury snack amongst all those Halloween sweeties. 

Made with only 3 ingredients, these clever little treats are so easy! The kids are going to love making them and eating them too. Serve with vegetable dips and sauces. This recipe makes 12 broomsticks in a batch, but double the quantities if you'd like to make more. These are so simple to make, and they only take 10 mins to whip up - with no cooking required. Make them as a spooky snack this Halloween and let the kids have a bit of fun with them.


  • 6 slices Dairylea cheese
  • 12 pretzel sticks
  • 12 chives




  1. Carefully slice each Dairylea square in half. Cut ‘fringing’ three-quarters of the way up each piece of cheese to create the bristles.
  2. Wrap a slice of cheese round the end of a pretzel stick and carefully separate the bristles. Secure the cheese to the pretzels with chives.

Watch how to make these cheesy broomsticks

Top Tip for making cheesy broomsticks

These broomsticks are best served on the day they're made. Store in the fridge.

What can I serve these cheesy broomsticks with?

These make a great speedy treat for kids, but if you want to make a whole meal with a spooky theme, why not serve them with ghost sandwiches, which are almost as simple. Just make any sandwich using white bread, then stamp them into shape using a ghost cookie cutter. Add eyes with a bit of marmite, applied with a toothpick.

What's a healthy Halloween treat to give kids?

Use a black marker to draw jack-o'-lantern faces onto a bag of satsumas. They're still a healthy snack, just with a little special spooky twist.

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Jessica Dady
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies