15 Harry Potter-Inspired Recipes So Magical You'll Think You’re at Hogwarts
Cook your way through the beloved book series with these delicious Harry Potter-inspired dishes. From frothy butterbeer to hearty Cornish pasties, you can make an entire meal from these magical recipes that will delight both wizards and muggles alike. These are excellent for a Harry Potter-themed birthday party, Halloween bash, or movie marathon.
Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe
A most popular wizarding beverage, butterbeer's flavor is described as being similar to butterscotch. "Pretty quick and easy," says reviewer Happy New Mommy. "It was a hit with the grownups and kids, and we drank it while watching a Harry Potter movie to make it extra special. "
One of Harry Potter's favorite dishes, treacle tart is a traditional English pastry with a sugary filling that's often topped off with a serving of clotted cream. Or you can serve with a scoop of ice cream. We won't judge.
These perfectly flaky and golden pastries are stuffed with beef, pork, and root vegetables for a hearty dish. One bite will transport you to the Three Broomsticks Inn in Hogsmeade.
Wizarding World Pumpkin Juice
Refreshing whether you're riding the Hogwarts Express or just hanging out at home, pumpkin juice is a brightly colored beverage that's sure to be a hit with everyone in the family. This version has a base of canned pumpkin, which is sweetened and spiced before serving.
Lemon Drop Bark
Albus Dumbledore adores lemon drop candy so much that it's used as his office password in Chamber of Secrets. Honor the Hogwarts Headmaster's sweet tooth with this brightly colored bark, decorated with crushed lemon drop candies.
Butterbeer Sugar Cookies
Recipe creator Em Morris says, "After a few test batches, this recipe was finally approved by my family of extremely picky Harry Potter fans as being the perfect cookie recreation: lightly butterscotchy, with vanilla and brown sugar accents, just like the Wizarding World drink!"
A Honeydukes specialty and Weasley boys' favorite, chocolatey cockroach clusters are bite-sized treats that are perfect for tricking friends into eating bugs. Our version is a bit more tame, substituting peanuts for roaches.
Although the butterbeer in the books isn't alcoholic, that shouldn't stop you from splashing a little booze in your next batch. Here, spiced rum and butterscotch schnapps add deep flavor with a kick.
You won't have to trek to Ollivanders Wand Shop to get yourself a magical wand. Instead, create a custom wand by dipping pretzels in chocolate and decorating with sprinkles and candy.
Flavored with lemon and orange zest, these dainty folded cookies are the perfect recreation of the Hogwarts acceptance letters.
Harry's Birthday Cake
Although the book version of Harry's 11th birthday describes a chocolate cake, any movie-goer remembers the bright pink version that was presented by Hagrid in the film. Recreate that iconic dessert with a batch of sweet strawberry cake.
Ever useful in the wizarding world, owls play a key part in the entire Harry Potter series. Recreate their wide-eyed look with these adorable owl cupcakes. Sandwich cookies and candy coated chocolates are cleverly used to make the features.
Although they're no Nimbus 2000, these bite-size broomsticks will make an adorable addition to your snack table. Several reviewers suggested using chives to make the tie extra easy.
Ron Weasley's worst fear, these chocolatey spiders will please even the biggest arachnophobe. Chow mein noodles are tossed with chocolate confectioners coating before being decorated with candy eyes.