Chocolate Frogs

My apologies all around for the lengthy delay in my getting this ready to post, but at last the chocolate frogs have arrived on Dumbledore’s Vegan Army!

I made boxes, chocolate frog cards, and everything. I even renamed the founders of the four houses to jive with the four houses of Dumbledore’s Vegan Army!

First step: Make the boxes. I used blue construction paper and this handy template obtained from the Leaky Cauldron website.

 

I then wrote “chocolate frogs” and some swirly designs on top with gold paint marker.

Chocolate Frog boxes

Step 2: Make your chocolate frog cards! No chocolate frog is complete without them. Make sure to collect them all! I googled around and found a website with some pre-made cards, and I just switched them around to fit with DVA’s houses (as mentioned above) and printed them out. Note: Dumbledore & Merlin are not changed.

Chocolate Frog Cards (front)
Chocolate Frog Cards (back)
Left to right: Merlin, Salazar Soytherin, Albus Dumbledore; Sheila Seitanclaw, Viktor Vegandor, Trista Tofupuff
Step 3. Finally, you get to play with chocolate!

Ingredients:
-vegan chocolate (I used a mixture of dark chocolate bars and semisweet chocolate chips): The amount depends on how many frogs you plan on making.
-caranuba wax: This is totally optional, I just use it because it provides a glossy finish (and because my dad always uses it when he’s making chocolate confections). You only need a few shreds.

You will also need a chocolate frog mold. I got mine at a cake&candy specialty store, but if you don’t have one of those you could always find them online.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, not to worry! I never use one, nor do I know anyone who does. Just get two different sized pots, filling the larger one partway with water and putting the smaller one inside. Voila!
Put the chocolate (and wax, if using) into the smaller pot and heat on medium heat. If the water at any point starts to boil, turn it down… you just want it to be hot enough to make the chocolate melt. Once it’s melted, start spooning it into the molds. Let set in the refrigerator (or, if you’re in a hurry, the freezer).

Assemble and enjoy!
Chocolate Frogs

29 thoughts on “Chocolate Frogs”

  1. Wooow those are so pretty! Looks like you put a lot of work into them, too.
    They look like the perfect vegan chocolate frogs… amazing. I want one. Or ten.

  2. Pure genius!!!!
    The names really had me roaring with laughter, which, with the boys trying to doze off, was not so clever of me *smirk*

  3. I just discovered this site totally by accident and I AM IN LOVE!!! I am a huge Harry Potter fan and vegan too, so this is my new mecca. Thank you!!
    Just added a link to you on my site. Can’t wait to come back and see what other awesome stuff you come up with. By the way, these chocolate frogs look amazing. I now crave chocolate… Gotta go whip these up!

  4. I’m very impressed! I’ll probably do them for Christmas, as a present for my sister!

    Your blog is absolutely amazing, thanks for your imagination! You’re bringing together two of my passions…

  5. An even easier double boiler substitution: put a steel bowl as the top part. It has the bonus of the top rim staying cool even when the bottom is surrounded by steam, because the bowl is so thin that it loses all its heat. (Or you can do like my mom and use a pyrex casserole, but I haven’t seen the pyrex bowls anywhere but her kitchen).

  6. This would be awesome for Halloween! I have to try this! Can you please tell me which website you got the cards from? I’ve looked but I can’t find them.

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