Serving Harry Potter food at a Halloween or birthday party? These authentic and creative Harry Potter recipes inspired by the book are perfect party food ideas to whip up for your next Harry Potter theme celebration.

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Show off our cooking wizardry with these Harry Potter party food recipes and instructional tutorials that are sure to wow all of your Muggle guests.

Muggle Foods in Harry Potter Books

In the human world that characters like Harry’s Dursley relatives only know of, exist these sweet Harry Potter recipes.

Aunt Petunia’s Pudding

This is the sugared violet pudding (aka cake for Americans) that Dobby ruins in The Chamber of Secrets. This interpretation is a simple cake without the use of actual violets. (via Popcorner reviews)

  • Recipe type: White cake with buttercream frosting
  • Skill level: Beginner

Knickerbocker Glory

This is a decadent sundae treat that Harry got to partake in when Dudley complained that it didn’t contain enough ice cream and threw a fit, casting it aside. (via The Starving Chef Blog)

  • Recipe type: Vanilla ice cream with strawberries, raspberries, mangos, blueberries, whipped cream and pistachios
  • Time to make: 15 minutes prep, 10 minutes make, 1 hour chill
  • Skill level: Intermediate

Mrs. Weasley’s English Toffee

Molly Weasley is one mom who knows how to cook and bake, offering various kinds of comfort foods to Harry. One of her specialties is this dessert. (via Bryton Taylor of In Literature)

  • Recipe type: Toffee with almonds and pecans
  • Skill level: Beginner

Treacle Tart

This is Harry’s favorite dessert. Treacle is a type of syrup, reminiscent of molasses. (via A Communal Table)

  • Recipe type: Cake with some lemon and a shortbread crust
  • Time to make: 30 minutes prep, 25 minutes cook
  • Skill level: Beginner

Honeydukes Sweets

This fun candy store of the wizarding world offers tons of unique treats that wizards of all ages would enjoy. While the Muggle versions of these Harry Potter food ideas don’t retain all the features, they’re still quite fun and delicious.

Acid Pops

Dangerously delicious lollipops known to possibly burn a hole through your mouth. (via The Daily Prophet)

  • Recipe type: Lollipop with pop rocks
  • Skill level: Beginner

Cauldron Cake

This interpretation contains liquid luck in the center. (via Bijoux and Bits)

  • Recipe type: Chocolate cupcake with vanilla pudding center
  • Time to make: 30 minutes prep, 25 minutes make, 55 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner

Chocolate Frogs

You can try this chocolate frog kit, or make this recipe. Either way, check out the free printable box to put them in and pass out, perhaps with your Harry Potter party invitation, as gifts. (via A Modern Homestead)

  • Recipe type: Chocolate with rice krispies
  • Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Cockroach Clusters

The wizard version has real cockroaches, but we’re glad this paleo-friendly Muggle version doesn’t. (via Whip and Wander)

  • Recipe type: Chocolate-covered pecans, with nut butter, dates and honey
  • Time to make: 20 minutes prep, 5 minutes make, 20-30 minutes in freezer
  • Skill level: Beginner

Drooble’s Best Blowing Gum

The crazyberry flavor is remade as a mix of raspberry, blueberry, strawberry with lemon and popping candy center. (via Bryton Taylor of In Literature)

  • Recipe type: Gum making kit with citric acid and pop rocks
  • Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Exploding Bon Bons

These treats blow up when eaten, though not a great explosion that would actually cause harm. (via Stephii Mattea)

  • Recipe type: Chocolate with coconut and pop rocks
  • Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Fizzing Whizbees

Eating this will leave you levitating a few inches off the ground. If you want to keep true to the books, it’s a sherbet type candy. (via Muggle Net)

  • Recipe type: Kool Aid, coconut oil
  • Skill level: Beginner
Or if you’re fine with the chocolate version, such as the one served at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, try this vegan, gluten-free recipe shaped like bumblebees. (via 918 Plate)

  • Recipe type: Chocolate with popping candy
  • Skill level: Beginner

Peppermint Toads

This is a super easy, 1-ingredient recipe. (via Mad Like Alyce)

  • Recipe type: Peppermint Hershey’s kisses
  • Time to make: 1 minute to make, 30 minutes to freeze
  • Skill level: Beginner

Sugar Quills

Suck on this light, feathery sugar-spun candy to make it seem like you are studious. (via A Tale of 2 Foodies)

  • Recipe type: Sugar and water
  • Skill level: Advanced

Fred and George Weasley Inventions

The twin jokester duo have conjured up a number of unique edible pranks/creations that make great Harry Potter party food ideas.

Canary Creams

The unknowing person who eats this Harry Potter cookie will turn into canary temporarily. (via Whip and Wander)

  • Recipe type: Lemon cookies
  • Time to make: 25 minutes prep, 15 minutes make
  • Skill level: Intermediate

Skiving Snackbox

This box set is a collection of treats, which would make a great Harry Potter party favor, including:

Other Recipes from the Books

Within the series are other kinds of Harry Potter food, and these recipe interpretations make for great Harry Potter birthday or other party food ideas.

Harry Potter Birthday Cake from Hagrid

The pink frosted Harry Potter cake with green lettering was Hagrid’s gift to Harry when they first met on his birthday. (via Diamonds for Dessert)

  • Recipe type: Chocolate cake with vanilla and chocolate frosting
  • Skill level: Beginner

Kreacher’s French Onion Soup

The ornery Black house elf who didn’t take a liking to Harry at first, showed much improvement in his cooking skills after Harry started being nice to him by giving him a locket from one of the members of the Black family. This soup proved that a little TLC can make food taste infinitely better. (via Miss Kitchen Witch)

  • Recipe type: Vegan soup with onions, cognac, and vegan cheese

Pumpkin Pasties

This interpretation is of a sweet rather than savory treat. (via Delightful Adventures)

  • Recipe type: Vegan empanada with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, maple syrup
  • Time to make: 15 minutes prep, 20 minutes make, 35 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner

Rock Cakes

Hagrid often makes this rock-hard recipe and tries to serve it to Harry, Ron, and Hermione. More often than not, they politely decline. Luckily, the Muggle version is much more palatable. (via The Starving Chef Blog)

  • Recipe type: Chocolate sponge cake with custard filling
  • Time to make: 10 minutes prep, 30 minutes make
  • Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Butterbeer

Can’t leave this item off the list, but here are some easy Harry Potter recipe ideas that incorporate the butterscotch flavor through various ways.

Drinks and Potions

Quench your thirst with these bedazzling Harry Potter drink ideas for your party.

Pumpkin Juice

The characters in the book seem to prefer the drink cold, but this gluten-free, vegan, paleo-friendly recipe perhaps even more delicious warm in the Muggle world. (via A Saucy Kitchen)

  • Recipe type: Pumpkin juice, apple juice, apricot juice and spices
  • Time to make: 5 minutes prep, 20 minutes make, 25 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner

Pumpkin Fizz

Similar to the pumpkin juice, except packed with a little more punch with carbonation. (via Art of Wizardry)

  • Recipe type: Pumpkin puree, apple cider, ginger ale, vanilla cream soda
  • Time to make: 10 minutes
  • Skill level: Beginner

Amortentia Love Potion

Those drink causes powerful infatuation that brings out different scents for everyone who smells it. (via Crafty Little Gnome)

  • Recipe type: Vanilla ice cream with peppermint mocha creamer, white chocolate, dark cherries
  • Time to make: 5 minutes prep, 10 minutes make, 15 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner

Polyjuice Potion

Hermione would whip this complicated concoction up to help on Slytherin spying missions. (via Homemade Hooplah)

  • Recipe type: Punch made from lime sherbet, lemon lime soda, and ginger ale
  • Time to make: 5 minutes
  • Skill level: Beginner

Gillywater

Gillyweed is a magical plant that sprouts gills and webbed appendages to allow to swim underwater. (via Whip and Wander)

  • Recipe type: Cucumber, mint, lime in sparkling water
  • Time to make: 5 minutes
  • Skill level: Beginner

Pensieve Punch

A dreamy looking concoction that you can make kid-friendly with a simple punch mix. (via Epbot)

  • Recipe type: Blue Hawaiian Punch
  • Time to make: 10 minutes
  • Skill level: Beginner

Inspired Recipes

And last but not least, try these other Harry Potter food recipes inspired by things and characters in the book and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando.

Deathly Hallows Brownies

These desserts are inspired by the triangular symbol comprised of the Elder Wand, Resurrection stone, and Cloak of Invisibility. (via Sorted Food)

  • Recipe type: Chocolate brownie with peanut butter cookies and chocolate chips
  • Skill level: Beginner

Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor

This Diagon Alley shop offers many flavors of ice cream, one of which could be this treat. Perhaps you can serve this at an ice cream dessert bar, if you choose to have one as part of your Harry Potter party decorations. (via Bakingdom)

  • Recipe type: Chocolate chili ice cream with cinnamon
  • Skill level: Beginner

Flying Broomsticks

Probably the easiest snack to make ever. (via One Little Project)

  • Recipe type: String cheese and pretzels
  • Time to make: 5 minutes
  • Skill level: Beginner

Herbology Bread Bites

The self-sustaining garden yields lots of fresh produce that would make a healthy, delicious food like this. (via The Starving Chef Blog)

  • Recipe type: Appetizer with cream cheese, cucumber, tomatoes, pine nuts, herbs
  • Skill level: Beginner

Golden Snitch Popcorn

Molding this recipe is probably the hardest part of this recipe. (via Cork and Spoon)

  • Recipe type: Sweet popcorn with marshmallow
  • Skill level: Intermediate

Honeyduke’s Candyfloss Cupcakes

This recipe was inspired by cotton candy hanging in the windows of the Honeyduke’s located in Universal Orlando. How whimsical. (via Bakingdom)

  • Recipe type: Vanilla cupcake with cotton candy
  • Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Howler Pastries

The real letters are menacing to receive, but this treat is one you’ll want to eat. (via Food and Wine)

  • Recipe type: Pumpkin eggroll with mascarpone cheese
  • Skill level: Beginner

Mandrake Cupcakes

These not-so-cute creatures were also featured in our round-up of Harry Potter cupcakes. (via Kojo Designs)

  • Recipe type: Chocolate cupcake with chocolate sprinkles, mochi, sprig of herb
  • Skill level: Intermediate

Monster Book S’mores

A quick, cute snack even kids can make. (via Hello Wild Things)

  • Recipe type: Graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows, M&Ms
  • Time to make: 5 minutes
  • Skill level: Beginner

Sorting Hat Cheese

Yes, made from cheese. Molding the entire thing may seem intimidating, but it’s all in the shape of the eyebrows. (via Sustaining the Powers)

  • Recipe type: Cheese in poppy seeds
  • Time to make: 20 minutes prep, 3 hours total with refrigeration
  • Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

Wizard Wands

Here are two version to try.

This easier version made from pretzel sticks in your favorite house colors. (via Ever After in the Woods)

  • Recipe type: Pretzel rods, white chocolate, sprinkles
  • Skill level: Beginner
Or a more advanced version that you can design to look more like the wands offered in Ollivander’s shop.
(via Rosanna Pansino)

  • Recipe type: Licorice
  • Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

Whether you’re looking for easy Harry Potter food or more advanced Harry Potter recipe ideas, these Harry Potter party food and recipes will enchant guests at your wizard-themed gathering.

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