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22 Harry Potter Recipes Inspired by the Wizarding World

Pay tribute to the beloved series with these delightful Harry Potter recipes. Wizards and Muggles alike will feel the magic!

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Harry’s 11th Birthday Cake

You can bring some magic into your kitchen with a homemade version of Hagrid’s birthday cake for Harry. Don’t forget to buy some butterbeer to wash it down.

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Polyjuice Potion

While the real polyjuice potion takes a month (and a few human hairs) to brew, this bewitching beverage won’t take long to make. For a nonalcoholic version, just omit the vodka.
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Hogwarts Acceptance Letters

You might not have gotten a letter when you turned 11, but these savory puff pastry envelopes are magical enough to have come from Hogwarts.
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Treacle Tart

This tart has a flaky, buttery crust and sugary filling made with golden syrup. No wonder Harry loves it!

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Wingless Snitches

These eggnog-flavored snitches are so good, you’ll feel like you’ve won a Quidditch game with each bite.
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Fly away from hunger with this salty-sweet snack.
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Owl Post Pops

This friendly owl resembles poor Errol, but use white sprinkles to make a snowy Hedwig.
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Hogwarts Hats

Feel like a true Hogwarts student by decorating the hats with your house colors!
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Rock Cakes

As much as we love Hagrid, he wasn’t the best baker. Luckily these cookies have all the flavor of Hagrid’s but won’t break your teeth.

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'Cockroach' Clusters

This badly named candy is a favorite at Honeydukes. Our version of these delightfully crunchy treats is made with pecans and rice cereal.
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Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Jelly Bean Bark

Get multiple flavors in each bite with this new twist on the famous “Every Flavor” jelly beans. Watch out for bogey-flavored ones.
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This potion makes a batch of chilled butterbeer. It’s as close as you’ll get to the real thing without needing a ticket to Universal Studios or boarding the Hogwarts Express on platform 9 3/4.

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Weasley Skiving Snacks

Tricky Hogwarts students use these treats to get out of class (they make you ill, and then well in the next bite). This version won’t get you out of class (or work), but they’re just as sweet.
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Cauldron Cakes

Transport yourself to Honeydukes with these chocolate and caramel cupcakes, a classic in Harry’s world.
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Dumbledore's Sherbet Lemon

Dumbledore loved this sweet-tart treat so much, “sherbet lemon” was the password to his office!
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Slytherin Snake

This serpentine sandwich isn’t nearly as scary as the Basilisk. No Godric Gyffindor’s Sword required to slice this one up.
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Pumpkin Juice

Even Muggles can make this Harry Potter recipe any time of year.
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Aragog's Followers

Aragog’s minions threaten to devour Harry and Ron, until the intervention of Mr. Weasley’s feral car. Turn the tables and devour a plateful of tiny spiders at your next party.
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Honeydukes Gumdrops

A trip to Hogsmede wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Honeydukes—and a list of Harry Potter recipes wouldn’t be complete without these gumdrops.
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Canary Cremes

Inspired by another invention of the Weasley twins, but our version won’t turn you into a canary.
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Never-Ending Ice Cream

Harry eats countless bowls of ice cream at Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour. You can try to do the same with this easy ice cream recipe.

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Caroline Stanko
As Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.