Monday, November 17, 2014

Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs

Straight from the stories, Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs added the perfect whimsical touch to a party, and look like they came straight from Honeydukes. The candies are easy to make and the box template is free! Hand them out as party favors, your guests will love them. 

Close up of chocolate frog

November means endless hours spent watching the Harry Potter movies. Who else looks forward to those ABC Family marathons in November and December? If they aren't on TV, my sister and I play them in the evenings. No matter how many times I've seen the movies or read the books, they never get old. When we lived at home we would make beds on the living room floor, take over the TV (Sorry Dad!), and watch movie after movie.

If you read our previous post about the Butterbeer Blondies, you know that Dave and I recently threw a Harry Potter Halloween Party. I promised some friends I would share how I made some of the spectacular treats from that night.

These Chocolate Frogs were one of my favorite touches of the night. Were they the most delicious? Probably not, but you just can't beat those butterscotch, fudgy bar (Butterbeer Blondies). However, they are chocolate. A thick, frog shaped piece of chocolate.

Harry Potter Chocolate Frog & Boxes

I have to admit, I was hesitant about using Wilton Candy Melts, mostly becuase I was afraid the chocolate would taste cheap and fake. However, it did not! I did some testing and found that the Candy Melts were the absolute best when it came to holding the shape of the mold, and they had the pretty shiny finish I wanted. I'm not much of a candy maker, so I took the easy route. I used 3-4 bags of the melts to make 30+ frogs.

I used a candy mold I found on Amazon, and dark chocolate Wilton Candy Melts. Super easy to do, follow the instructions on the candy package, and make sure to plan time for allowing them to completely solidify. I made my frogs over the span of a week, doing a tray each day. I cooled them in the fridge to make sure they were hard before storing them in an air-tight container.

Even more charming than the frogs were the Harry Potter Chocolate Frog boxes. I used this chocolate frog box template. I had the box template printed on cardstock. Aside from being tedious to fold, they were perfect, and so worth it. You just need scissors and hot glue to make the boxes. Definitely plan these ahead if you need to make many boxes. You can't make them just before the party.

Harry Potter Chocolate Frog Boxes

Tip: I did not glue the lid down because I wanted people to be able to get to their chocolate frogs without destroying the box.

I think these Chocolate Frogs made the perfect party favors. Honeydukes would be proud.

Below is a glimpse at the cute potions bottles we made for the adults to mix their own cocktail! To make, I purchased bottles from Target, similar to these, printed off some potions labels, and hot glued them on. Easy-peasy.

Harry Potter Potion Bottles

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