Sunday, April 17, 2011

Muggles love Chocolate Frogs too

 Since my son started reading Harry Potter a few weeks ago, I have been trying to find ways to make reading the book even more fun.   One of the great things about J.K Rowlings is the amount of details that she includes in her writings.   The treats that the wizarding world enjoy are truly magical!   So we decided that we would try making our own chocolate frogs.   

Wooden spatula
1-2 Plastic Frog Molds   ( I purchased a frog candy mold from  The mold I purchased makes 8 frogs at a time.)
Microwave safe mixing bowl

One 12 oz. package of semi-sweet chocolate chips or a 12 oz. package of white chocolate chips
rice krispie cereal

We melted the chocolate in the microwave.  Check and stirring every 15-30 seconds until smooth and melted.

I used cooking spray to coat the molds.   Then we spooned melted chocolate into the molds.    I gently tapped the molding tray on the counter to remove any air  bubbles. 

After the molds were filled.  We placed them in the refrigerator to cool.  Once they were completely cooled, we popped them out of the mold. 

We made another batch using the white chocolate chips and some fruity pebbles cereal for some extra color.  We played around with the texture on these.  We tried crushing the cereal and sprinkled it in the molds.  Then we did more, where we crushed the cereal and add it to the melted chocolate.  

The final result was a plate of chocolate frogs that any wizard would be happy to snack on. 

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