Chocolate Frogs! Chocolate Frogs! Get Your Chocolate Frogs Here!
Ever since the first mention of the Chocolate Frog In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997, I have wanted a Chocolate Frog. I have wanted to make one (or a dozen) or even buy one but, 15 years later, I still have not done so. Therefore, I thought I'd create a page dedicated to the Chocolate Frog. Hopefully, one way or another, it will help me obtain my first ever Chocolate Frog.
On this page then you will find information about Harry Potter's Chocolate Frog including a bit about the history of the frog in terms of the Harry Potter books, resources for making your own Chocolate Frogs and, in case you are like me and just cannot seem to get around to it, I'll even share a place where you can BUY your Chocolate Frog.
What Is The Significance Of The Chocolate Frog to Harry Potter?
In the wizarding world, Chocolate Frogs are a very popular candy treat that is sold with collectible cards that feature images of well known wizards and witches. These cards are collected and traded amongst the pupils at Hogwarts School. Reportedly, the frogs are manufactured from 70 percent Croakoa, an ingredient that allows them to actually behave like a frog. We are fortunate in that Chocolate Frogs are available to us mere Muggles, too.
The Chocolate Frog In The Wizarding World
- Harry Potter fought with Professor Quirrell and Voldemort and wound up in the Hogwarts Infirmary where he received, as one often does, treats from friends. Unfortunately, while Harry was not awake, someone ate his frogs...
- During their first year at Hogwarts, Hermione Granger gave Harry a large box of chocolate frogs.
- Harry was given another box of Chocolate Frogs by Hagrid in his fourth year at Hogwarts.
- Ronald Weasley was the recipient of Chocolate Frogs when he was in the hospital after the Battle of the Department of Mysteries during their fifth year at Hogwarts.
- Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger eventually were featured on the cards in Chocolate Frogs because of their efforts in defeating Lord Voldemort. Being placed on a card was one of Ron Weasley's proudest moments.
How To Make A Chocolate Frog
I love how the blogger at Fictional Food shares an extremely easy, step-by-step recipe and even includes instructions on how to make a box. I agree with Fictional Food that they would be great party favours and I also think they would make great gifts or stocking stuffers for Harry Potter fans. As the writer says, "You don't have to empty out your vault in Gringott's to make these Chocolate Frogs."
How To Make A Peanut Butter Chocolate Frog
A different recipe for Chocolate Frogs
The Chocolate Frog recipe that blogger Ezra Pound Cake shares with the world is a peanut butter Chocolate Frog and it sounds pretty amazing, too. I agree with her when she says that the world needs more wonderful and weird things...like Chocolate Frogs.
More Chocolate Frog Recipes
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Frogs Recipe from MuggleNet
Find Rosmerta's Recipes - Peanut Butter Chocolate Frogs on Mugglenet.com.
- Straight from the Hogwarts Kitchen: Chocolate Frog Recipe
Apparently, Hermione highly recommends using chocolate that is meant for melting (and not chocolate chips) because it holds up better at room temperature.
- Harry Potter Peppermint Toads Recipe
This recipe for accidental for cream Peppermint Toads sounds delicious.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Wafters
Chocolate Frog Mold
Three Basic Items Needed To Make Chocolate Frogs
A chocolate frog mold, a squeeze bottle and melting chocolate
I don't know why I have waited so long to make Chocolate Frogs. Maybe it was because I thought it was going to be hard or complicated but, judging by the recipes I have visited here today, it is not. The recipes are extremely easy and the only equipment you need is a Chocolate Frog mold, a squeeze bottle and melting chocolate. I thought the squeeze bottle was a particularly brilliant idea because I was picturing myself painstakingly spooning the chocolate into the little forms in the mold...and making a mess at the same time.
I've chosen to share Ghiradelli chocolate here because I figure these Chocolate Frogs are only going to be as good as the chocolate you use to make them...obviously, I cannot guarantee that this is the best chocolate for melting (since I've never made my own frogs) but the Amazon reviewers are enthusiastic about the chocolate and one used it to make chocolate covered pretzels.
Ghiradelli's website says you can use their chocolate. They say not to add any water, milk or butter and to spoon it into your candy mold and refrigerate it for two hours.If you are unable to pick these items up locally or prefer the ease of shopping on Amazon and having your order delivered to your front door in a couple of days, you can take comfort that the prices on Amazon are definitely good on these items and remember that shipping is FREE if your order is worth $25 or more.
Decorating Squeeze Bottles
How To Make Exploding Chocolate Frogs
Just add Pop Rocks, the Secret Ingredient.
Here is a Chocolate Frog recipe twist that I was not expecting: Exploding Chocolate Frogs. There are a number of recipes that, through the addition of Poprocks candy, turn a simple ordinary Chocolate Frog into an Exploding Chocolate Frog. If you are looking for a bit of excitement, you might try this angle.
Buy Harry Potter's Chocolate Frogs - On Amazon.
Consider the season when you order Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs online...I'm not sure that they will hold up well to sitting for hours in your mailbox when it is the middle of summer. I know they would not hold up well in mine.
Make Your Own Butterbeer
Yes, you can make your own Butterbeer. The internet abounds with great recipes and I have gathered some of the best Butterbeer recipe resources together here for you on this page. If you're a true Harry Potter fan, you will want to find a homemade Butterbeer recipe that suits you.
More Harry Potter Food
- The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
The year was 2000, my son was seven years old and a huge Harry Potter fan. He had read and reread the books published to date. As a matter of fact, we had all read and reread the books. The books had even travelled with us as we moved across Canada..
- Pumpkin Juice Recipes for Harry Potter Fans
Looking for a recipe for Harry Potter's pumpkin juice? Come on in!
- What Is The Best Recipe For Harry Potter Butterbeer?
Like many, I first learned of Butterbeer in the Harry Potter books. I experienced it for 'real' at the WWOHP & set out in search of the best recipe...
- Serve Your Butterbeer At Home In A Wizarding World Stein
Whether you have had the chance to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and missed the opportunity to buy a Harry Potter stein or you want to have a complete set or, like me, you have NOT had the opportunity to visit that amazing theme park in..
Harry Potter Gift Ideas
- The Best Harry Potter Gift Ideas
Any Harry Potter fan would love any of the Harry Potter gift ideas gathered together here on this page!
- The Best Harry Potter Decorative Gifts
True Harry Potter geeks seek great decorative items for gifts and for decorating their homes. Let this page be your guide...
- Harry Potter Fluffy Three-Headed Dog Collectibles
Harry Potter fans know him and they know him well. Meet Fluffy.Fluffy, is one of a breed of rarely found, ferocious, three-headed dogs sometimes know as Hellhounds in Greek and Roman mythology.In the Harry Potter books, Fluffy was Rubeus Hagrid's...
- The Harry Potter Wizards Definitive Collection
In what was one of the biggest movie release of the year in 2012, Warner Brother's released the best Harry Potter movie release ever, the Harry Potter Wizards Collection.Packaged in a handsome chest, it contains 18 movie discs, 13 special feature...
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Would you like to try a Chocolate Frog?
sidther lm on July 14, 2012:
Absolutely! I couldn't get the mould in time for my son's birthday party this year but I guess this just gives us an excuse to have another Harry Potter party! These chocolate frogs look delicious!
IMKZRNU2 from Pacific Northwest on July 13, 2012:
Very awesome lens! My family and I are major Harry Potter fans....thanks for sharing all of this great information....now I will have it all in one place!
Mikewrites LM on July 12, 2012:
I love things HP. Great Lens
DuaneJ on July 10, 2012:
These frogs look great!
EEWorkouts on July 10, 2012:
Very cool. I really like those molds. Awesome lens!
JoshK47 on July 10, 2012:
Awesome lens - I love chocolate frogs! Blessed by a SquidAngel!
anonymous on July 10, 2012:
Frog and chocolate in the same sentence!? Never imagined that! Well... I'll take chocolate in any form or shape! Cheers! :)
Chazz from New York on July 10, 2012:
Sure would - actually I'd like to try more than one! especially after reading this lens!
Joan4 on July 10, 2012:
I think I could probably eat my share of chocolate frogs, but what a super gift for Harry Potter fans!
Dianne Loomos on July 09, 2012:
What great ideas for those who might want to make chocolate frogs. Love the recipes!
Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on July 09, 2012:
Sure! I'd give a chocolate frog a try. Anything chocolate has to be good! (Great lens!)