Today I am sharing how to make easy Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs — my favorite Harry Potter candy in honor of my upcoming trip to the Wizarding World in California! My husband and I are taking our oldest daughter to Universal Studio’s Harry Potter World for her birthday. I am SO excited… maybe even more than she is. I can’t wait to visit Honeydukes to load up on Harry Potter candy.
Read on for my easy chocolate frog recipe plus I created a free printable Harry Potter Chocolate Frog box template that you can download at the end of this post.
I created these easy Chocolate Frogs for my daughter’s Harry Potter birthday party last year, which I haven’t had a chance to post yet (never enough time!) My easy Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs turned out SO cool, and they were a huge hit. I couldn’t stand to keep them hidden away any longer. So in honor of our trip to Harry Potter World, I’m sharing how to make Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs plus my free printable DIY Harry Potter Chocolate Frog box template. Just fill out the form at the end of this post for the instant download of my free printable Chocolate Frog Box.
How to Make Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs
The Honeydukes cart on the Hogwarts Express is where Harry Potter is first introduced to enchanted Chocolate Frogs, a popular treat in the wizarding world. The candy frogs actually come to life when you open their box and can hop away if you’re not quick enough to grab them. The boxes also include wizard trading cards that young wizards, like Harry’s bestie Ron, love to collect.
It’s easy to whip up Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs for your own little wizards, and they will feel totally legit packaged up in my free printable Chocolate Frog Box complete with Harry Potter Chocolate Frog Cards (those wizard trading cards that Ron loves to collect).
To Make Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs you will need…
- Heat Resistant Frog Mold (from Amazon)
- Meltable Chocolate (I mixed Ghirardelli dark & milk chips)
- Chocolate Frog Box Template (download free at the end of this post)
Harry Potter Candy Chocolate Frogs Recipe
My Chocolate Frog recipe is actually pretty easy. You just need this mold, and some chocolate chips. I melted mostly Ghirardelli brand milk chocolate chips with just a few of the dark chocolate ones to keep the milk chocolate from being overly sweet — this is a total personal preference though.
Put the chocolate chips in a glass measuring cup and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate to help melt the chips. Depending on the size of your chips you may need a bit more time, try just 30 seconds more.
You could also use a double boiler, but the microwave method is super easy. You don’t want to burn the chocolate so never heat longer than a minute. My grandmother (a chocolate-making expert!) told me to just stir to get everything melted rather than continue to heat.
If it’s a brand new mold, you might want to grease it first to help the chocolate frogs release easier.
Fillings for Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs!
I have done some experimenting with adding yummy fillings to my Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs. First I filled the molds about 1/3 of the way with the melted chocolate and then spooned in a dollop of peanut butter. Then fill the rest of the way with chocolate.
You can totally leave the filling out — I don’t think the real Harry Potter chocolate frogs have fillings, but it makes them extra fun and yummy! Some other chocolate frog filling ideas… Nutella, almond butter or a chunk of caramel (just cut the cube ones in half)! We’ve tried all of these fillings and peanut butter and caramel were the faves.
Add another spoonful of chocolate to fill, and scrape off the excess with a rubber spatula. Place the chocolate frogs in the freezer for about 15 minutes, then remove from the mold. I easily removed my chocolate frogs by flipping the mold over and giving a nice, solid whack on a cutting board or cookie sheet lined with parchment. The frogs usually pop right out.
We’re in Phoenix, so I stored the frogs in a zipper bag in the freezer, but this can be risky since too long in the freezer could give your chocolate those weird white spots. They don’t affect flavor at all, but it can look weird. Then again though these are FROGS… so maybe you want the spots?? LOL!
Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs Box Template
You could just serve your Chocolate Frogs on a tray, but where’s the fun in that? I really wanted to package up mine just like the Honeydukes Chocolate Frogs in Harry Potter, complete with the Harry Potter Chocolate Frog cards. Believe it or not, I did not intend to make my own Harry Potter Chocolate Frog box template. I actually searched the web, trying to find a template that was good print quality, and that had the Wizard trading cards, because I knew it would take a ton of time to create my own. After hours of searching and coming up with nothing, I considered for about 10 seconds just not having Chocolate Frogs at our Harry Potter party, but I just couldn’t do that.
Finally I bit the bullet and invested about a day’s worth of effort into creating my own Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs box template. I was originally planning to sell the template because it was seriously SOOOO much work, but I’m so excited to get to Harry Potter World, I’m feeling extra generous today. Just fill out the form at the end of this post and you can download it for FREE! If you make them, please share a photo on Instagram or Twitter so I can see :) The template includes the instructions for how to package up the chocolate frogs.
Harry Potter Chocolate Frog Cards
My template also includes Harry Potter Chocolate Frog Cards. These wizard trading cards feature six different well-know wizards. Randomly include a card in each of the Chocolate Frog packages to make them totally official.