chocolate frogs + peppermint toads


Cheer up, have a chocolate frog.
- Harry Potter

Unlike those found at Honeydukes, these chocolate frogs and peppermint toads will not run loose or realistically hop around inside of your stomach. However, these rich and creamy truffles are guaranteed to be just as fun and delicious as their wizardly inspirations.

CHOCOLATE FROGS & PEPPERMINT TOADS
 
INGREDIENTS
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate candy melts
For Peppermint Toads
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Substitute 12 ounces dark chocolate candy melts
PREPARATION
  1. Place semi-sweet chocolate in a medium heat proof bowl and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring cream to a low simmer. Just after small bubbles collect on the edges, remove from heat and pour over the chocolate.
  3. Allow to stand one minute before stirring mixture until smooth. Stir in butter until completely melted and glossy.
  4. Allow truffle mixture to cool and then refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. Melt milk chocolate candy melts according to package directions and transfer to a piping bag or ziplock bag. Cut a tiny opening in one corner or use a #1 piping tip to pipe a thin layer of chocolate into each cavity of your mold. Tap on a hard surface to evenly distribute and release air bubbles.
  6. Scoop out about a teaspoon of chilled truffle mixture and roll in your hands until just smaller in size than the cavities in the mold. Place truffle inside mold and pipe additional chocolate around sides and on top.
  7. Tap mold on a hard surface several times to release any air bubbles. Pipe additional chocolate and repeat as needed to fill the cavities.
  8. Refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes before carefully removing truffles from mold.
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.
For Peppermint Toads
  1. Add ½ teaspoon of peppermint extract when adding butter to melted chocolate and cream.
  2. Coat truffles with dark chocolate candy melts instead of milk chocolate.

 

RESOURCES
The Kosher Cook’s Silicone Frog Mold has deep cavities that are perfect for creating filled candies and truffles.


 
MORE WIZARDLY MAGIC
Photos from Hogwarts and Hogsmeade
Recipe for Butterbeer
Recipe for Ollivander’s Magic Wands

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Comments

    • kschiffel says

      The truffles can be rolled into balls and just dipped into the candy melts. Just as tasty, not quite as cute. :) Silicone molds of various shapes can be found at craft stores and even Wal-Mart in the cake decorating sections. I actually just grabbed this one off of Amazon which was just as easy. Thanks for stopping by!

  1. says

    These look great. I’ve made molded chocolates before using semisweet chocolate (and not candy melts) and had some good luck with them.

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