Today I’m sharing my favorite Harry Potter Candy because I am finally going to Harry Potter World! I created a free printable Harry Potter Chocolate Frog box template and will share my chocolate frog recipe with you too!
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 love Harry Potter so much — I know that’s not unusual because everyone does, but this series came out at a hard time in my life, and it kept me going. So I think I’ll always have an extra fondness for the World of Harry Potter that I could escape to when real life was too hard.
Last year for Attalie’s birthday I created a super-fun Harry Potter party. It’s a bummer that I still haven’t gotten it up on the blog yet — I never have enough time! You guys I have so much good stuff just sitting on my computer. Does somebody want to take my kids for a week, and I’ll get it all up?? LOL! Seriously though, it’s sad that I have a super awesome Harry Potter party, Moana Party, Mermaid Party… so much cool stuff that you may or may not ever see.
Back to Harry Potter candy… these Chocolate Frogs that I created for our Harry Potter party are SO cool 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, which also includes the the Harry Potter Chocolate Frog cards — remember the Wizard Trading Cards that Ron loves in the book? Just fill out the form at the end of this post for the instant download.
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 1 minute. 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 don’t want to burn the chocolate, and 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. I filled the molds about 1/3 of the way with the melted chocolate and then spooned in a dollop of peanut butter. You can leave this out or add some other filling like Nutella, almond butter or I’ve been wanting to try adding a chunk of caramel! YUM!
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 trading 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.