The most amazing part of a meal is the sweet stuff. The sweet, cold flow of an ice cream milkshake on your tongue…the warm crumble of a chocolate chip cookie…the sugary elastic snap of a licorice rope…. Dessert is something to be coveted, treasured, and made fun! So naturally, the first thing I did when I saw National Dessert Day trending was look for geeky desserts that fit my favorite fandom. Harry Potter.
Number 5: The Lunch Trolley’s Chocolate Frogs from the Hogwarts Express. These jumpy little creatures of delight first showed their luscious skins in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, when Harry opened a box containing a chocolate frog and a card with Dumbledore on it. The frog jumped from its box and disappeared out the window of the train car. I have always wanted to have one of these myself, and thankfully, Food In Literature has the recipe for these treats here!
Number 4: Butterbeer: I thought when I was a kid that Butterbeer was probably just root beer made with butter or butterscotch. I never considered it would be an alcoholic drink because it first made its appearance in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, with the gang only being 13 years old. To make it more fun for the adults, Buzzfeed has a recipe here for the adult witches and wizards of the world. Please remember, FangirlNation does not condone underage drinking or drinking and driving. Drink responsibly.
Number 3: Molly Weasley’s Homemade Toffee from the Easter Eggs. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Mrs. Weasley sent giant Easter Eggs to Harry and Ron that were filled with toffee she had made herself. While this recipe isn’t necessarily magical, I can’t pass up delicious chocolate and toffee. Although I’m sure Molly used more magic than hand work on this recipe, you can make it easily thanks to a recipe posted here, again from Food In Literature.
Number 2: Blood Lollipops from Honeyduke’s Harry stole Neville’s blood lollipop in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as he traipsed along under the invisibility cloak in the movie, and I admit, the idea of a blood lollipop always intrigued me. Not that I’d eat it or anything if the blood was real, but I’m sure vampires like them well enough. These treats can double as an awesome Halloween treat! Find the recipe here, made super easy thanks to Instructables.
And last but not least… (not by a long shot!)
Number 1: The Ultimate Gingerbread House…The Burrow! The famous leaning tower of magical mess known as The Burrow was home to the Weasley family until it was burned down to the ground by Death Eaters in an attempt to capture Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The creator of this glorious treat posted her “How To” on Instructables and it can be found here. This particular treat is absolutely incredible. An edible artistry of architecture that deserves the praise of the entire Potter Fandom.