Chocolate frogs

Chocolate frogs

À la Harry Potter

I’ve heard of many things that have been dipped in and made up of chocolate. Chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, chocolate chairs and chocolate bears. But chocolate frogs? The horrible thought of a real frog being made into a dipped chocolate treat grossed me out. I mean there’s a thing that involved bugs dipped in it! 

Apparently, I missed out on a Potter joke. A Harry Potter joke. In the wizard world, they too enjoy chocolates and sweets. Well, with a twist. Unlike muggles (i.e. us non-wizards), the sweets were magically created and were a bit more ‘active’ on your plate. Recall the first Harry Potter movie when Harry and Rob first meet on a train? They chat and order from a dessert tray full of sweet treats on the train. Harry opens a box to eat his treat, assuming it is ordinary chocolate, only to have it hop out and flee the box! 
This was one of the first signs (other than getting onto the train itself) that Harry wasn’t in Kansas anymore. It goes without saying that having that kind of a lively treat is not possible in reality. Or is it? As I looked up more info on this cute snack, I saw a recipe for a muggle version! Finally, chocolate froggy goodness. Just be prepared to have a lot of chocolates on hand, some good heat and easy-to-find frog molds. Soon, even a muggle will enjoy the chocolaty sweetness of frog candy – just with less jumping involved.