In anticipation of seeing part two of the Deathly Hallows, we re-watched part one on Friday evening while the boys' cousin Ryan was here. We had visited Charlie's Chocolate Factory earlier in the day and I had picked up some chocolate frogs which we ate with our ice cream during the movie.
I've made chocolate frogs and butter beer before and thought I would try some new treats for this go of the movie. Inspired by the books and movie, I enlisted the boys to help me make licorice wands, acid pops and more chocolate frogs. We made butter beer to warm us up as it was a cool rainy afternoon! More Harry Potter treat ideas can be found here and here.
Dip smooth licorice sticks (I used large black licorice NIBS) in melted chocolate (I used Wilton's vanilla candy melts) and sprinkle with sugar crystals.
Use a pastry brush to spread a light coat of honey over sour lollipops (I used sour apple and sour blue raspberry) and then dip and turn them in a small bowl of Pop Rocks.
Dip green gummy worms into melted chocolate. We just dipped the backs.
I almost bought the chocolate frog mold at Charlie's. If I ever have a HP party, I think I will go back and get it and mix in some crispy rice cereal into the chocolate before putting it in the molds...for some frog bone texture!
I used the recipe from here. This was a huge hit last time we made it so I gave it a go again. Essentially, you heat butterscotch syrup with a little bit of butter and then pour cream soda on top and it froths up. I used the clear Fanta cream soda and Smuckers butterscotch ice cream topping. You could also add a little flavoured whipped cream to the top.
The boys think this butter beer is pretty authentic tasting and just like Harry, Hermione and Ron might have had to drink on a visit to the Three Broomsticks.
Making this batch of HP treats was a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon. We can't wait to see the movie!
Some golden snitch cake pops might just be next on my list of treats to make!