Want to add something fun to your next movie marathon or party? Chocolate frogs might be exactly what you need!
Chocolate frogs come directly from Hogwarts Express and add a little bit of fun to any occasion. The best part?
They’re a no-bake confection which means you can create something magical even without years of proper baking experience.
A chocolate frog can truly come to life. And while they won’t hop away from you, they will be sure to cheer you up when you need it the most.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make some tasty chocolate frogs.
What Is A Chocolate Frog?
Chocolate Frogs are a very popular confection sold throughout the entirety of the Wizarding World.
They are often packaged with a series of collectible trading cards that portray various witches and wizards.
If you’re a fan of Harry Potter or just like frogs in general, this is the perfect candy confection to make.
Plus, they’re super easy to create which takes all the stress out of the baking process while still yielding some delicious results.
Chocolate is used in the Harry Potter books as an antidote for more frightening situations due to its ability to enhance your mood. So why not give it a try yourself?
Using A Frog Mold
These enchanted frogs require only high-quality and easy-to-melt chocolate (or your favorite terrible chocolate, whatever you prefer) and a chocolate mold.
You may find it difficult to find a frog mold in your local store and might want to prepare to make this tasty treat by ordering one online.
You can use silicone or plastic frog molds. These differ in price so you should opt for the one that best fits your budget.
Making A Chocolate Frog
This recipe and method will work great with any sized frog mold. The amount and type of ingredients that you use depend entirely on the depth and size of your mold.
So if you opt to make larger chocolate frogs then you must spend extra money to secure the ingredients.
There are only a few things that you need to create chocolate frogs:
- Good chocolate that is easy to melt (such as a melting wafer)
- A frog mold
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter (or a relevant substitution)
- ¼ cup of confectioner’s sugar
1. Place The Mold Onto A Tray
If you are using a silicone mold then place the mold onto a baking sheet so you can easily transfer them to and from the refrigerator.
2. Melt The Chocolate
In a small microwaveable bowl, place your chocolate or melting wafers, and then heat in 30-second bursts.
Make sure to stir every 30 seconds until the chocolate is completely smooth and melted.
3. Add Chocolate To Mold
Then quickly add a spoonful of melted chocolate into each of the frog molds. You could even pipe the chocolate into the mold—whatever makes you feel more comfortable.
Ensure that the chocolate coats the sides and bottom of the mold. Place into the refrigerator to harden for around 10 minutes.
4. Mix Other Ingredients
Mix the confectioner’s sugar and peanut butter in a bowl. Keep stirring until everything is combined into a thick dough-like mixture. If you want to make it sweeter then add more sugar.
5. Remove Mold From The Refrigerator
Once the 10-minute period is up you can now safely bring your chocolate frogs back into a room temperature environment.
Add an evenly distributed layer of the peanut butter filling between the two chocolate frog sections, patting it down into an even layer. Leave a little bit of space at the top to fill with the remaining chocolate.
6. Add The Remaining Chocolate
Add the remaining chocolate to the top of the frog mold and spread it out evenly. If this chocolate has solidified, feel free to reheat it in your microwave.
Put the tray back into your refrigerator and leave it to chill for around 15 to 20 minutes, depending on how big the frog mold that you have chosen is.
7. Enjoy Your Final Product
Now you can take your frogs out of the fridge and remove them from the molds. You can keep these stored at room temperature in an airtight container.
You can use any kind of chocolate for your frogs. It will all melt and solidify in the same way so you must opt for your preferred flavor.
Peanut Butter Substitute
If you aren’t a fan of peanut butter or are allergic to it, and want to opt for something else instead, there are many options for you to choose from.
You could try almond butter or other seed or nut butter — whatever works best for you and any guests that you have.
Or, if you want to keep things simple, you could forego the peanut butter altogether and simply have a plan chocolate frog.
If you want to add something a bit extra you could make your frog cards to go along with your chocolate creations.
There are many free PDFs and designs online to choose from, or you could use a blank card to put your photo. If it’s for a birthday party, you can add a photograph of the birthday person on there.
How To Store
You can theoretically store your chocolate creations in the refrigerator but this should only be an option if your house retains heat and is generally hot a lot of the time.
Homemade chocolate can keep anywhere for up to three weeks if you keep it in a tightly sealed container and store it at room temperature.
Making chocolate frogs is quite a straightforward process but the results can be out of this world.
You can customize your no-bake treats as much or as little as you’d like which is great if you or your guests have a preference for certain confections.
Whether you’re making chocolate frogs for a movie night with friends or as a snack for yourself, they are a great addition to any occasion.
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