While the wizarding world of J. K. Rowling never fails to capture my imagination, perhaps one of the most enchanting parts of that world is the imagery surrounding wizard candy.
Could these magical sweets ever be replicated in this world, I am sure many young muggles would be wanting to try a Sugar Quill, or even an Exploding Bonbon. And the actual creation of Toothflossing Stringmints would be both practical and fun. Sadly, we have yet to find the recipe for a chocolate frog, but one can still daydream. In the meantime, for those of us who are magically challenged, I have a few simple ideas to make your own wizard sweets and candy, starting with the ever-popular chocolate frog.
INGREDIENTS AND THINGS
Try a nice dark chocolate, one with over 70% Croakoa is preferable, and more authentic.
YOU WILL ALSO NEED:
Plastic ziplock bag
Printer and paper
Find a good template for the box... I found mine here:
Melt your chocolate using the double boiler method, then place it into the plastic ziplock bag. Cut a tiny hole in one corner of the bag, this is how you will pipe out the chocolate.
Pipe the chocolate in frog shapes onto your baking paper and let it cool.
Print out your boxes from the template, assemble and decorate them as you wish, then make up some Wizard cards to put inside.
BERTIE BOTT'S EVERY FLAVOUR BEAN
These variously flavoured jelly beans were invented by Bertie Bott, and are advertised as being 'A Risk With Every Mouthful.' They seem to be one of the odder sweets of the Wizarding World, and the flavours encompass everything from: Almond to Watermelon, Earthworm to Mushroom, and Toast to Earwax.
You can make your own boxes of every-flavour beans using Jelly Belly beans, but unfortunately the risk is lessened as all the disgusting flavours have not been created yet. Find a good box template, I got mine here: Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans Template.
These unappetising sweets could be made in a variety of ways, and while they are supposed to look like peanuts, I have gone for a more crunchy-cockroach effect by pouring melted chocolate onto broken pretzels. Let it cool, and you have a particularly tasty snack.
Licorice wands are not much use for casting spells, but they make a great treat. Better yet, they are easy to create. To make some, simply dip your licorice sticks in chocolate, and maybe add a few swirls of sprinkles. Cast the Glacius spell, and they will cool in a flash.
MORE, YOU SAY?
The world of wizard sweets does not start with Chocolate frogs and stop with Every Flavoured Beans, and luckily the books do describe a plethora of magical food items, many of which are only mentioned once or twice - sparking the imagination, yet providing no set template. So what are you waiting for? These inventions need a creator, and you could be the first person to make a proper Canary Cream, or Pepper Imp.
A LIST OF AS-YET UNREALISED MAGICAL SWEETS:
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