Halloween: Bingeing on Harry Potter and Butterbeer Fudge

Harry Potter Butterbeer Fudge and edible flying snitch

On a scale from one to ten, Raffle’s obsession with Harry Potter comes in at a wizardly nine and three quarters. So enchanted by Harry and his hocusy pocusy pals is my wee muggle that he’d already read all seven books twice before J.K Rowling’s newest ode to Harry, The Cursed Child, hit the bookshelves a few months ago. And he knocked that over the day after it was released, like a child possessed.

But when it comes to the Harry Potter movies, we tossed an invisibility cloke over the second half of the series, mostly due to Raffles having his five-year old sister lurking about like Moaning Myrtle in a dunny. The themes of each movie gets darker and scarier, the villains get villanier and favourite characters start carking it in violent style, so it’s not really suitable for prime time screening at Casa EatsWorld.

So when Raffles discovered that Netflix was screening the final four instalments of the Harry Potter series, he was as excited as a golden snitch at a Quidditch final and begged to be allowed to watch them.

With Halloween around the corner, and some awesome academic and personal goals scored by our little Potterhead in recent weeks, we agreed to let him enjoy a weekend Harry Potter binge with his dad, while I accompanied Sugarpuff to a plethora of back-to-back pink and pastelly birthday parties.

To make it extra special for my wizard in training, before I left on my rainbow hued glitter filled mission with Sugarpuff, I channelled my best Voldemort and wrote messages on all our mirrors with chicken’s blood, which I personally collected from a few of Hagrid’s coop. Yeah, all right, I used a bit of lippie, but the effect was much the same.

I also left a “wee” surprise in the bathroom and had a peak into my book of spells (aka Google) to see what magic I could whip up for the boys to enjoy on their wizardly weekend.

Moaning Myrtle is visiting our bathroom

Thus, a couple of tankards of foam topped Butterbeer later (Mr Eats World’s may have magically appeared in a six-pack from the local bottle shop and been less buttery and more beery) and the boys’ pre-Halloween festival of wizardry and witchcraft was ready to go.

Almost! All that was needed were some snacks for intermission.

Before Raffles could grab his broom and quaffle, a platter of Butterbeer Fudge, and an edible Butterbeer fudge golden snitch appeared as if by magic.

Harry Potter Butterbeer Fudge and edible flying snitch

Though no matter how many times I waved my wand and shouted “wingardium leviosa” the only place this snitch could fly was straight into his copious gob!

Scoffing the snitch

If you’d like to get your butter beer fudge on with Harry this Halloween, here’s our recipe.

Note: Butterscotch chips are readily available in the USA and Canada and can be easily ordered online in Australia.

Butterbeer fudge

Butterbeer fudge

Ingredients

  • 125g butter
  • 395g can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • Edible wafer paper
  • Food grade edible gold dust

Instructions

  1. Line a small loaf tin with baking paper, then set aside.
  2. Over a low heat melt butter in a saucepan.
  3. Add condensed milk, golden syrup and brown sugar to butter and bring to boil, stirring constantly for eight minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, then add butterscotch chips and whisk until they have completely melted and combined to a smooth texture.
  5. Pour into prepared tin, smoothing over the surface. Allow to cool and refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares.
  6. Dust with edible gold.

Notes

To make snitch: Take a cube of the set fudge and mould into a ball. Cut wings to shape from a piece of edible wafer paper (make sure not to get it wet) Using a sharp knife make a cut in each side of the fudge ball and insert wafer wings Using a soft paint brush coat snitch with food grade edible gold dust

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Disclosure:  As a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam we received a years subscription to Netflix, and while I will be posting regular updates about the service, and the tasty treats we scoff while we’re watching it, all opinions expressed will be our own.  

19 Comments on Halloween: Bingeing on Harry Potter and Butterbeer Fudge

  1. Carrick | Along for the Trip
    October 18, 2016 at 3:02 am (8 months ago)

    Aleney,

    I love all of this! For a night of well-mannered frivolity, there’s nothing like a HP movie marathon. It seems that we would all get along splendidly as we all can’t seem to get enough of the boy wizard.

    Great idea for the snitch!

    -Carrick

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 18, 2016 at 11:48 am (8 months ago)

      Thanks Carrick, Harry and his pals are irresistible to our clan too. And what better excuse for some yummy treats! x

      Reply
  2. Maxabella
    October 18, 2016 at 9:25 am (8 months ago)

    Delish! I love the ‘wee’ surprise. That would actually scare me into not being able to go LOL. x

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 18, 2016 at 11:49 am (8 months ago)

      LOL. Yes, she’s a little off putting but the kids have decided she;s staying until Halloween!

      Reply
  3. jess
    October 18, 2016 at 10:12 am (8 months ago)

    This is the cutest thing! I am a major HP fan myself.

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 18, 2016 at 11:49 am (8 months ago)

      Thanks Jess. We’re potty for Harry in this household!

      Reply
  4. Haidee@Maybe Baby Brothers
    October 18, 2016 at 10:19 am (8 months ago)

    Edible gold dust?! How cool is that! I want some, not sure I have ever seen anything of the sort in NZ though. What a way to make fudge pop! #TeamIBOT

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 18, 2016 at 10:23 am (8 months ago)

      Yep, it only cost about $5 and you can buy it at cake decorating stores. 🙂

      Reply
  5. Bec @ Seeing the Lighter Side
    October 18, 2016 at 12:36 pm (8 months ago)

    You are, hands down, the best mum in the whole world. This is awesome! And that fudge is killing me – I’m on day 6 of Lite n Easy and I WANT ALL THE FUDGE.

    Reply
  6. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    October 18, 2016 at 7:06 pm (8 months ago)

    How delicious does that fudge look!! I say this all the time but you are so much fun.

    Reply
  7. Hugzilla
    October 18, 2016 at 8:19 pm (8 months ago)

    I can’t wait until Mr 6 is old enough for these. I have tried and failed to get into Harry Potter (yes. it’s a lonely place) so am hoping that reading and watching these with my son might be more enjoyable. This fudge looks good. TOO GOOD.

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 18, 2016 at 8:58 pm (8 months ago)

      I could never understand why adults were obsessed with kids books. But seeing them turn Raff into a bug eyed bookworm has made me love them. Plus fudge 😉

      Reply
  8. All Mum Said
    October 19, 2016 at 10:07 am (8 months ago)

    My son would love these!! He is Harry Potter crazy as well.

    Reply
  9. Emily
    October 19, 2016 at 10:54 am (8 months ago)

    Oh my! Can you please do this for my birthday? (Yes, you read that correctly. The kids can fend for themselves!)

    Reply
  10. Amy @ Handbagmafia
    October 19, 2016 at 11:13 am (8 months ago)

    So delicious! I will be trying this for sure.

    Reply
  11. JF Gibson
    October 19, 2016 at 1:07 pm (8 months ago)

    We have a Potter-crazy here too. Miss 10. She can’t get enough! And that fudge mmmmmm. Yes. Will be trying that one out for sure.

    Reply
  12. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    October 19, 2016 at 4:19 pm (8 months ago)

    This is great! My kids aren’t quite old enough for Harry Potter yet so I will be able to make this fudge and enjoy it all by myself!

    Reply

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