Chocolate frogs are an easy and fun treat for Harry Potter parties (or anytime!), and not only are these adorable frogs delicious, no frogs (or other animals) were harmed in the making!
All you need is a mold and vegan chocolate–I used Enjoy Life Semisweet Chocolate Mini Chips and this Cinereplicas Harry Potter Chocolate Frog Mold kit. I picked this kit since the frogs in the mold look similar to the ones in the movies, and I also thought the DIY boxes would be a cute touch (more on that later.)
To make the frogs, melt vegan chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat until it’s all melted (be careful not to overcook the chocolate though/it shouldn’t bubble), then spoon the melted chocolate into the mold carefully. If you need to you can use a spatula or knife to scrape off any excess chocolate, and the instructions in my kit also suggested gently tapping on the mold to help prevent air bubbles (but I still got a few.)
Put the chocolate in the fridge to set (mine took about 20 minutes to harden). (I followed the instructions on my kit, but you can also try freezing them for 2 hours as Evanna Lynch does in her recipe.) Flip the mold over and tap the mold to release the chocolates–if they don’t come out easily, you can leave them out of the fridge for a few minutes until they soften a bit.
That’s it! Enjoy your frogs before they hop away. I thought the Enjoy Life Semisweet chocolates tasted really good, but I’d also like to try some high quality vegan dark chocolate next time.
Since I bought the Cinereplicas kit, I figured I’d do a mini review as well. The plastic mold it comes with has 8 frogs molds, and it also comes with 8 DIY chocolate box sheets, and some basic instructions. The mold worked fine, and I liked the way the frogs came out, but I wasn’t happy with the boxes. The boxes are just thin sheets of glossy paper, which you have to cut out yourself and assemble with double sided tape, and the instructions are lacking. I only did one for this photo, and it took a good 10+ minutes, so assembling all eight boxes would be a pain. They also didn’t end up looking that nice, and they aren’t very sturdy (I thought they’d be thicker paper.) If I were to do it over again, I think I’d try a PDF print out (I’ve seen some on Etsy), and I’d print them on better paper…or I’d just skip the boxes altogether.
If you don’t want to use the Cinereplicas kit, there are other frog molds like this one for less than $5. I would’ve preferred to buy a silicone mold, but I couldn’t find one with frogs that looked anything like the ones in Harry Potter. (If you know of any, please let me know!)
Have you tried making chocolate frogs or any Harry Potter themed foods? Let me know in the comments!
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