Harry Potter and Chocolate Frogs

Last week was Harry Potter’s birthday, July 31st. It’s also the birthday of the author of the series, J. K. Rowling. My kids and I  decided to celebrate the event. In the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the reader is  introduced to chocolate frogs. Each frog comes with Famous Witch or Wizard Trading Cards. We decided it would be fun to make our own chocolate frogs! 
We ordered the mold from Amazon.com.  Because really, you can find just about anything there.  
Now, we are not chocolatiers, and I’m sure that there are many more wonderful, delicious and “gourmet” way to make chocolate frogs.  But this is from our “Kidchen”, and meant to be an easy way for kids, while supervised, to create a yummy amphibean treat!   
We used about 1 cup of Hershey’s milk chocolate chips.  Melt in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Stir and put back in the microwave for about 15 seconds.  You know each microwave is a little different.  Stir until all the chocolate is melted and then an adult should test to make sure the chocolate is not too hot.  If it is, let it sit for a few minutes.  Carefully fill the molds, wiping any overage off .  Once all the molds are filled, gently tap the mold to try to remove any trapped air bubbles.  Place in the refrigerator to harden. 
Wash the mold and you can also use it to make frog shaped homemade sidewalk chalk
Although my kids and I read the books several years ago, we still love the Harry Potter stories. My daughter even celebrated her 8th birthday with a Harry Potter theme. We made potions, paper wands and visited a “unicorn” during their Care of Magical Creatures Class.

My husband even dressed as the Prisoner of Azkaban!   

 
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