Harry Potter Wrap Up: Deathly Hallows II and Chocolate Frogs

Have you all seen it yet? Well, what did you think? For me I went into it knowing there would be some HUGE changes, particularly at the main conflict so I think I was able to not freak out about it (unlike last time). I wish they had stuck to the order of events better in the end, sigh, and I don’t get the wrestling with Voldermort in the sky bit, but I really enjoyed it. The whole first half felt SO fast (which I guess was necessary to keep it from being super long) and I’m glad they slowed down a bit where they did. As great as I think the movies are I think this last one confirmed how fantastic and unmatchable the books truly are. In the books every single wizard that died and relationship that was tested broke my heart and the movie just didn’t get me.

But we had fun as you can see. And part of the Potter watching experience with me means that you’ll be getting some themed special. This year’s treat include a couple chocolate frogs and some Bertie Bot inspired jelly beans. The musicmaker and Mark were dying to put in some real Bertie Bots but I nixed that idea. And as if I needed another hobby, but I kind of got addicted to making these little frogs. Seriously they are so easy and fun.

How to Make Chocolate Frogs

  • Melting chocolate (make sure it’s palm oil and not only coco butter for the fat) I used dark, milk, vegan milk, and butterscotch chips
  • Frog candy mold

Melt the chocolate, a small bowl at a time. I zapped it 20 seconds and stirred and repeated until it was fully melted. Port the melted chocolate into the mold. Tap on the counter to distribute. And freeze (about 15 minutes) until the chocolate looks hard and pulls away from the mold when you bend it. Pop the frogs out and repeat.

My favorites were to layer the chocolate and the butterscotch chips. I did a later of chocolate by spreading it around the mold and then adding melted butterscotch chips to fill the rest. It ended up being 1/3 to 1/2 chocolate to the rest butterscotch.

Comments

  1. Your chocolate frogs are wonderful! I’ve been wanting to make some with my girls and your post reminded me that I have that same mold. Fabulous! Thank you!

    I agree with all of your points about the movie, especially the way that the deaths of key characters were fluttered over so lightly that there was little emotional impact.

    Jenn

  2. This is brilliant. I haven’t been to see the new Harry Potter yet, but now I’ll make some of these to take with me! :)

  3. That is some SERIOUS talent!

  4. These are just toad-ally cute! :)

  5. I found you from Little Brick Ranch’s Foodie Friday link–the photo drew me in. Well done–was there sorcery involved? If you get a moment, I’d love for you to link up over at Momtrends. This week we’re featuring sorbet cocktails for our recipe linky:

    http://www.momtrends.com/2011/07/friday-food-ciao-bella/

  6. Your chocolate frogs are super cute! I love fun with chocolate! I would love for you to stop by my HomeMade Monday blog party to share!

  7. Oh man these are SO great! I love Harry Potter, I have not seen the movie yet because I usually a little disappointed, but in all fairness it is hard to put great books into movies. But I could go for some chocolate frogs anytime! They are so darling too.

    Carlee
    http://www.ladybirdln.com

  8. Your frogs are adorable!!!

  9. Those frogs are cute! Sometimes it is hard to see a movie after reading a book and having thing visualized a certain way in our heads. Each week I host a recipe spotlight where you can show off your recipes. I’d love for you to come by and share your frogs.
    Katie

  10. These are awesome! Just saw the last HP movie & cried! lol Anyway great recipe- the frogs look YUMMY! Thanks for sharing & for linkin up w/ us :)
    xoxo

  11. Love these! Wish I had seen these over the weekend when I was planning my daughter’s Harry Potter party.. Alas we did have the Bertie Bots beans! Your frogs are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can’t wait to see what you share next week!

  12. These are awesome!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Ashton
    http://www.somethingswanky.com
    {Sweet Treats Thursday}

  13. Wish I was your local friend! haha! I love the HP series & am the only one I know who was excited about it. LOVE the chocolate frogs & the bags of beans. So fun! I found you on the “Made with Love” hop. Clicked on the picture but didn’t even realize it was about Harry Potter. Hope you can stop by sometime. I’m your newest follower~ Yolanda

  14. How fun!! And of course yummy!!

    We host a link up party every Tuesday, “Help a Momma Out” This would be a great link up! Please feel free to add it :)

    Thanks for sharing!
    Kristine
    http://www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

  15. I’ve always wanted to try making candy from molds. I think you’ve given me the kick in the butt I needed!

  16. awww i love harry potter, i need to make these!

  17. Those are so cool! We saw the last movie and I thought it went by way too fast. I would have gladly sat in the theater for 5 hours! I haven’t read any of the books yet…I was waiting to see all the movies first just so I wouldn’t be disappointed or have that inner conflict! ;)

  18. this is so fun!!! i love them:) thanks for sharing! I would love for you to share at my tell me tuesday party.
    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

  19. This looks absolutely delicious!

    Please it with my girls over at my Sundae Shake Up link party! I’m sure they would love it, since my blog is a 1950’s vintage icecream parlor theme!

    Thanks,

    Jacque @ Jacque’s Soda Parlor

    thesodaparlor.blogspot.com

  20. the froggies look amazing. If I liked chocolate, I’m sure I’d jump right into making them ;-)

    I always tell my students to read novels before they hit the theaters. I think you’ve accurately addressed why. There’s a connection made with characters while reading and imagining that is rarely as powerful in the theatrical edition.

  21. That is such a clever idea! I haven’t seen the last movie yet, but hopefully I will soon. I just watched the others ones this past week and I really like them. Your frogs turned out so cute! I have a party going on over at my blog if you want to join! I’d love to have you! Check it out under the “Stashe Party” page on my blog: mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

  22. How yummy and fun. I saw the last movie and liked it, but I too thought it didn’t compare to the book. If only we wave a wand and make the book come to life!

  23. How fun and yummy! I have a friend who is obsessed with frogs and I happen to know she LOVES chocolate so for our next womens get together these will be the center attraction for sure.

  24. the frogs looks so cute and yummy! I might just try this for my kids one of these days. Thanks for sharing and we hope to see you again this week at the party. have a lovely weekend, Marissa.

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

  25. Great frogs! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    http://www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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