As Spud was helping me make my Melted Witch Candy Bark Bites, he asked me if the witches were boys. I said, no, girls are witches and boys are wizards. Then he wanted melted wizards too. He asked if I had any purple to make some wizards.
But I didn’t like the idea of melted wizards. How did they get melted? Is a lab explosion plausible? I can’t think of any wizards that melt from water like the Wicked Witch.
Then I remembered the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. It’s the little section from Fantasia where Mickey steals the sorcerer’s hat and bewitches the brooms to carry his buckets of water.
Then, I had my inspiration.
I used blue for my Sorcerer’s Apprentice to represent puddles of water. And I added ears and, of course, a sloshing water bucket!
They only would have been better if that hat was blue, but I was concerned about melting the candy kiss. Maybe next year!
Sorcerer’s Apprentice Candy Bark Bites
½ cup blue candy melts, melted
3 Oreo Cookies, split apart, cream removed
6 mini Oreo Cookies, split apart, cream removed
6 Hershey kisses, unwrapped
6 pretzel sticks
¼ cup chow mein noodles
3 tootsie roll snack bars (the thick ones)
6 yellow star sprinkles
Cover a baking sheet with a silicone mat/parchment/waxed paper.
Dip the bottom of each kiss into the melted candy melts. Stick the kisses into the center of an Oreo. Lightly dip the star sprinkles into the candy melts and stick to the center of each hat. Also dip one side of each mini Oreo in candy melts and place on the sides as ears.
To make the water buckets, cut each tootsie roll in half (if they’re hard, place them in the microwave for 3-5 seconds). Gently push into a circular shape, adding a divot in the top (I used my pinky knuckle because my hands are tiny, you can also use a rounded spoon handle.) Place a small about of candy melts into the divot.
Divide the remaining candy melts into 6 ‘puddles’ on the prepared baking sheet, smoothing the candy, as desired.
Place the prepared hat on one side of each candy puddle, pressing down slightly. On the remaining side, add 1 pretzel stick for a broom handle and chow mein noodles for the bristles. Place the bucket next to the broom.
Set aside until the candy is completely hardened, about 45 minutes (trays may be placed in the refrigerator to speed up the process).
Makes 6 treats