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SMARTIES Halloween recipe from Nestlé Canada

September 15, 2017

With Halloween around the corner, check out this spooky recipe from the team at Nestlé Canada using one of your favourite peanut-free Halloween mini-bars.

Please always read the food label to ensure that all ingredients are free from your allergen.

The recipe below is peanut-free, however, please adapt the recipe as needed to make it allergy friendly for you.

SMARTIES Cookie Cauldrons with Witch’s Brew

These spooky caramel cauldrons are the perfect treat for a kid-friendly Halloween party.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Makes 24 servings


  • 12 (10 g each) Nestlé SMARTIES Treat Size Bars
  • 1 pkg (496 g) sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) milk
  • 1 egg
  • 16 (8 g each) MACKINTOSH Toffee Pieces, halved (Note: you can substitute for any toffee pieces)
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) corn syrup
  • 2 black licorice whips, cut into 24 (2-inch/5 cm) pieces
  • 24 pretzel sticks


Preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C). Stir together cookie mix, butter, cocoa powder, milk, and egg until combined; shape dough into 24 balls and place into ungreased mini muffin pan.

Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until edges are lightly golden and dough is cooked through.

Immediately press indentation into each with end of wooden spoon, pressing gently against edges to create “cauldrons.” Let cool completely in pan. Remove from pan and transfer to serving tray.

In microwave-safe bowl, combine toffee pieces and corn syrup; microwave on Medium for 1 or 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until smooth and melted. Drizzle into cookie cauldrons. Fill each cauldron with 5 SMARTIES. Using round edge of skewer, poke hole on each side of cauldron; insert ends of licorice whip into holes to create rounded handle. Insert pretzel stick into each cauldron as a broom handle. Let cool completely.

Tip: Make larger cauldrons by using a 12-cup muffin pan and increasing cook time by 2 minutes.

Watch this from Nestlé Canada on how to make this recipe and stay tuned for more recipes from Nestlé Canada next month!