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25 Magical Harry Potter-Inspired Recipes

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

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Witches' BrewTaste of Home

Witches' Brew

Feel like you’re in potions class with this bewitching beverage. For a nonalcoholic version, just omit the vodka.

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Hogwarts Acceptance Letters

You might not have gotten one when you turned eleven, but these savory puff pastry envelopes are magical enough to have come from Hogwarts.

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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

While this friendly owl resembles poor Errol, 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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Hagrid's Rock CookiesTaste of Home

Hagrid's Rock Cookies

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

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'Cockroach' ClustersTaste of Home

'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 BarkTaste of Home

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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Warm Butterbeer

Grab a cozy mug inspired by one of Harry’s favorite drinks. To make this drink for kids, swap the shnapps for butterscotch ice cream topping.

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Polyjuice PotionTaste of Home

Polyjuice Potion

While the real polyjuice potion takes a month (and a few human hairs) to brew, this deliciously sweet version takes moments to make.

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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 the Hogwarts Express with these chocolate and caramel cupcakes, a classic in Harry’s world.

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Dumbledore's Sherbet LemonTaste of Home

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 SnakeTaste of Home

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 Pie SmoothiesTaste of Home

Pumpkin Pie Smoothies

A sweeter, frostier version of good ol’ pumpkin juice, which pairs with almost every meal at Hogwarts.

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Aragog's FollowersTaste of Home

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 GumdropsTaste of Home

Honeydukes Gumdrops

A trip to Hogsmede wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Honeydukes, and a Harry Potter celebration wouldn’t be complete without these gumdrops!

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Canary CremesTaste of Home

Canary Cremes

Inspired by another invention of the Weasley twins, but our version won’t turn you into a canary.

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Harry's Birthday CakeTaste of Home

Harry's Birthday Cake

All you need to add is Hargrid’s “HAPPEE BIRTHDAE HARRY” in green frosting to recreate Harry’s 11th birthday cake.

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Mini Treacle TartsTaste of Home

Mini Treacle Tarts

Feel like you’re at a feast in the Great Hall with these delicious tarts.

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Never-Ending Ice CreamTaste of Home

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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Acid Pops

While the Honeydukes version of lollipops can burn a hole in your tongue, ours are certified Muggle safe.

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Aunt Petunia's PuddingTaste of Home

Aunt Petunia's Pudding

In Britain, a “pudding” is any dessert. The one Aunt Petunia makes to impress Uncle Vernon’s boss is a tall, frosted, fussy confection, something like this pink cake. Top with piped flowers and cherries for the full effect.

Caroline Stanko
As an Associate Digital 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.

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