Peanut Butter Chocolate Frogs – Better Than the Original?
As a carefree and single college student, I spent a hefty amount of money on Halloween. But gone are the days of going crazy with holiday festivities – being married with a child can “sort out priorities,” as Ron Weasley would say. But that doesn’t mean I have to lose my Halloween spirit. I just have to celebrate on a budget, and this Peanut Butter Chocolate Frog recipe submitted by Kimberley to our “Rosmerta’s Recipes” section is the way to go. It’s super easy to make and requires minimal ingredients. Just like magic, you have a Potter-themed Halloween party with adorable amphibious party favors.
First, I was amazed to find that chocolate frog molds are easy to come by and inexpensive. You can find them on Amazon here. The best thing about this recipe is that you can alter it a bit to fit your personal preference. I’m a lover of dark chocolate so, a bag of dark chocolate chips was my go-to. The recipe calls for peanut butter as the filling, but you can fill it with anything your heart desires; caramel, mint, or any other great combination.
I had difficulty melting the chocolate for just 30 seconds and ended up melting it intermittently within 90 seconds. By then, I took care to make sure not to burn myself with the hot bowl. Filling the molds was relatively easy, and I was surprised by how hard the first layer of chocolate became after only five minutes in the freezer. Filling the shells with peanut butter and topping them off with more chocolate was super easy. However, I was most worried about getting the frogs to come out of the molds without breaking. I took great care to tap the molds on every side of each frog before peeling them away like a stubborn sticker on a wax sheet. I was delighted that my diligence in tapping paid off – none of the frogs had perished.
The chocolate was bitter but had a sweet aftertaste, cracking softly beneath my teeth like a chocolate shell around an ice cream bar. The peanut butter in the center was rich and smooth, reminiscent of my mother’s peanut butter fudge I devoured as a child.
In my opinion, these are much better than the Chocolate Frogs made in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The originals in the theme park are just a block of solid chocolate, making it much too thick and difficult to eat. Having something in the center that is soft such as peanut butter, makes it easier to bite through, and the pairing of another flavor is much more enjoyable to savor.
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