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.
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.
Left to right: Merlin, Salazar Soytherin, Albus Dumbledore; Sheila Seitanclaw, Viktor Vegandor, Trista Tofupuff
Step 3. Finally, you get to play with chocolate!
-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!