Harry Potter fans are familiar with the popularity of chocolate frogs in the wizarding world. These candy frogs come to life, hopping out of boxes before being eaten. Harry, Ron, and other Hogwarts friends often trade the collectible wizard cards that come inside each chocolate frog box, too.
Making Harry Potter chocolate frogs at home for a Harry Potter party or gathering (including the cards and boxes) is actually very easy. Here is how you do it.
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How to Make Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs
For Harry Potter chocolate frogs, you will need:
That’s seriously it. I was surprised that I could actually make these in a matter of minutes.
I melted the chocolate in a double boiler which I would highly recommend if you have one. Within minutes, I was able to stir the chocolate to a consistency with absolutely zero lumps. This doesn’t happen as easily with grocery store chocolate chips, trust me. It’s not our first time making candy in molds and I will definitely only use Merckens chocolate going forward. One, 2-lb bag made about 24 chocolate frogs using this mold.
I took a small gravy spoon and filled each frog mold to the top. A few taps of the tray on the counter released bubbles inside the chocolate. The chocolate frogs then chilled in the refrigerator for about 10-20 minutes. When they fall out of the mold without effort, that’s when you know they’re done. There was no banging the mold or prying them out. They released with zero effort.
You don’t have to really worry about being tidy when pouring the chocolate into the chocolate frog molds. I used my fingernail to simply flick extra chocolate off the frog. The heat of from my finger smoothed down any rough edges. I have a little Wilton decorating brush that I swept any loose flakes off of the frog with. It helps but isn’t mandatory.
Harry Potter Chocolate Frog Cards
Making the chocolate frog cards was a snap, too. I downloaded chocolate frog card PDFs from Etsy featuring Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, Salazar Slytherin and Albus Dumbledore. There is also a blank card in which you can place your own photo, perhaps a birthday boy or girl if the occasion is a birthday party.
I agree with the Etsy seller’s recommendation to print these on glossy photo paper. The cards are double-sided and best secured with double-sided tape. Easy.
Harry Potter Chocolate Frog Box
The chocolate frog box should also be printed on glossy photo paper or at least cardstock paper that is thick enough to fold up properly. I tried both and think that glossy photo paper looks best. You can download this chocolate frog box from Etsy in PDF form, print it, cut out the box and fold it into shape.
The directions suggested securing the box with double-sided tape which works (and is easiest for) the top of the box. I found that the bottom of the box held up better by using a glue gun.
Tip: Plan to fold a few boxes to get the hang of it. It’s a tad bit tricky at first, but very doable.
The end result was that the kids loved these chocolate frogs, cards and boxes. Give it a whirl!
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