Recipe of the Week: Peanut Butter Chocolate Frogs by Tina
Chocolate Easter bunnies, sugary chicks, and cream-filled dark chocolate eggs have grown to become the Easter-themed treats that we adore. While Hermione may be familiar with these edible caricatures, what sort of desserts would the students of Hogwarts dig into on this day? The infamous Chocolate Frogs, of course. Just in time for the holiday, Tina, who manages the blog Sugar Bean Bakers, has provided us with this quaint recipe that’s sure to satisfy both children and adults.
Tina initially concocted this recipe in anticipation of providing a Potter alternative for the usual holiday lineup. Using chocolate bark (for dipping) and creamy peanut butter, the filling for these frog-molded bites is reminiscent of chewing into a warm Ghirardelli Square. The difference is that these are a bit more voluminous and have a unique texture depending on the molds used. Naturally, one can play around with the shape of these chocolates opting for more traditional creatures. But we appreciate going the extra mile and sticking to inspirations from the series, no matter how hard it may be to track down a dragon-shaped mold or that of a Blast-Ended Skrewt.
If peanut butter isn’t your style, there’s a broad range of alternative fillings, including marshmallow, fudge, and thick caramel, depending on how heavy or light you prefer your chocolate. Be sure to check out the entire recipe.
We thank Tina for continually providing us Potterheads with exceptional baked creations. We would also like to wish all our readers a fun-filled Easter holiday and hope you all dedicate some time to getting back into the kitchen and experimenting with these fabulous recipes. Remember that anyone is welcome to share a Potter-themed recipe. Until the next time, happy tasting!