Harry Potter Recipes: Fun Party Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter!
Harry Potter parties are as popular as ever. These Harry Potter recipes plus your creativity an you’ll have the kids immersed in the perfect Harry Potter party.
Why are the parties so popular? Currently, there are more than 120 million Harry Potter books in print. And it’s not just kids who read these books. JK Rowling readers are young, old, and in-between.
The trend now is to have Harry Potter parties celebrating events throughout the year. Harry Potter birthday parties, Harry Potter sleep overs…I’ve even heard of a Harry Potter themed prom.
Kids especially love this and come dressed appropriately, in their favorite character’s costume. I’ve gotten to know some Harry Potter fans (my granddaughter, Thulja, just turned 15 and I’ll be sending her this latest book to add to her Potter collection), and over the years, have collected some fun Harry Potter recipes in Harry’s honor. Thanks to all of my readers who’ve shared some of these Harry Potter recipes, and many other Potter recipes. I hope you enjoy these and, as my editor, Lisa, said to me: “Many magical blessings!”
Harry Potter Recipes for Butterbeer for Muggle Kids
This makes a great hot buttered rum mix for adults, too!
In a mixer, beat until smooth: 3 cups packed light brown sugar, 1 stick butter, softened (no substitutions), 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon each vanilla and rum extract, 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon each allspice and nutmeg.
Now if you don’t have these spices, a couple teaspoons of pumpkin or apple pie spice works well, too. Pack into jars. Store in refrigerator and use within 2 months. This makes a nice gift from the kitchen.
To make butterbeer: Stir in up to a tablespoon or so into a cup of hot apple cider, juice, hot milk, tea, whatever.
Easier Butterbeer Recipe
1 cup root beer
2 tablespoons butter
Heat until butter melts and beer is warm.
Quidditch Players Pie Recipes
Harry and his Hogwarts friends love this dish. So will your little Potter wannabees. This fun Harry Potter recipes is thanks to Jenny, who sent this to me via my website.
1 -1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1 3/4 cups water
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 cup milk
10 oz pkg frozen peas and carrots
Enough mashed potatoes to cover
8 ozs. shredded cheddar cheese
Brown the beef in a large skillet. When cooked, remove from heat, drain fat and set aside. Using the same skillet, add water and onion soup mix. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Whisk flour into milk. Add to skillet, and cook, stirring until a nice gravy forms. Add cooked beef and veggies. Stir to combine. Spray a casserole and put beef mixture on bottom. (Can be done ahead to this point). Spread potatoes over to cover and bake in 350 degree oven about 15 minutes or longer, until mixture is hot (if you’ve taken this straight from the frig, count on 30 minutes or so). Sprinkle with cheddar and put back in oven until cheese melts.
Bake your favorite chocolate or devils food cupcakes according to the instructions, without using paper cup liners. Slice off the top of the crown of each cupcake so that when it is turned upside down, it sits flat. This gives you more of a cauldron shape than a cupcake shape. Cut black string licorice into small pieces and poke them into the cupcakes as cauldron handles. Makes about 3 dozen.
One of Harry’s favorites, yours too if you can get past the name. Your little one’s will love these Harry Potter recipes.
12 ounces chocolate chips
1 cup currants or raisins
2 cups chow mien noodles or thin pretzel sticks, broken up
Melt chocolate. Stir in raisins and chow mien noodles or pretzels. Drop mixture by tablespoons onto waxed paper. Let stand until firm. Makes 2-3 dozen.
White Caps, Black Robes from the New York Times.