How to Make “Harry Potter” Chocolate Frogs

These aren’t real frogs are they? Here’s how to make the perfect treat for your little wizards.

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If you’ve ventured into the world of Harry Potter, then you know about chocolate frogs and how you should eat them right away before they get away from you and jump out the window. Now you can make these tasty treats with your kids right in your very own kitchen.

This is a perfect recipe to make with older children that love the books and films. However, there’s no reason you couldn’t have your little ones join in the fun. What kid would think magic chocolate frogs are lame? That’s all you have to say to pitch this idea; “We’re making magic chocolate frogs for treats.” For young children who may not ready for the movie, just show them the clip below of the frogs in action.

There are three ways to approach this culinary activity. Buying a chocolate frog kit that includes everything you need, purchasing just the chocolate frog molds, or giving up and simply obtaining the actual officially licensed chocolate frogs.

I’m going to warn you right now. This article does not have any magic incantations that will animate your newly baked frogs. Sorry, we can only give you the options and recipes to create replicas.

Be sure to check out our article How to Make Butterbeer and Other Harry Potter Recipes for even more culinary wizardry!

Step 1: Buy Some Chocolate Frogs Molds

There’s no way you can start this project without buying frog molds. Fortunately, one company sells officially licensed movie-quality chocolate frog molds. There are, however, some other decent options on the market.

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Official Harry Potter Frog Molds

These are the legit, (as far as we can tell) officially-licensed frog molds. This kit includes eight molds and eight Harry Potter boxes. Each mold is the same size as the frogs in the movie. Don’t forget, the frogs won’t move, but you are welcome to toss them around the house after baking them.

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More Official Harry Potter Frog Molds

These are the legit, (as far as we can tell) officially-licensed frog molds. This kit includes eight molds and eight Harry Potter boxes. Each mold is the same size as the frogs in the movie. Don’t forget, the frogs won’t move, but you are welcome to toss them around the house after baking them.

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Silicone Frog Molds

These silicone frog molds are a solid alternative to the Official Harry Potter ones. Awesome detail, but since the mold is soft it might be difficult to remove the chocolate. Probably best for those of you experienced with making candy.

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Cybrtrayd Frog Molds

Cheap chocolate frog molds that strongly resemble the ones from Harry Potter, but much cheaper than the official molds. No one owns frogs, so these exist. These are just simply molds in the shape of frogs.

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Harry Potter Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans

These aren’t chocolate frogs at all instead, this is what you feed your offspring while they make chocolate frogs. Let’s be honest, the entertainment of watching your child gag on the vomit-flavored ones is worth the price. This is an officially licensed product.

Step 2: Melt Some Magical Chocolate

What you’re going to need for this awesome baking experience is one package of melting chocolate, one cup of peanut butter(optional filling), ¼ teaspoon of salt, and ½ cup of confectioners’ sugar.

We recommend using sweetened chocolate chips for melting. They’ll be sweet, but you won’t get a shiny finished product. Personally, I think it is better to have tasty frogs for the kiddos than a bitter tasting shiny frog. You’ll have to use your best judgment here, but this article is geared toward having fun with your children and giving them something to do on a rainy Saturday before a Harry Potter viewing party.

To start off, melt half of the chocolate using a microwave-safe bowl. Cook at intervals of thirty seconds, until the chocolate is melted smoothly. Depending on your microwave, you might want to set the power to 50%. You can also use a double boiler instead of melting the chocolate in the microwave. Whichever is easiest for you. Here’s a hint, it’s the microwave.

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Step 3: Fill The Bottom Of The Chocolate Frogs Mold

After the chocolate has melted, put a few spoonfuls into each mold and use the spoon – or if you have one, a silicone pastry brush – to evenly coat the mold, filling in the crevices. Try to fill the mold about 1/3 of the way. Think of it like a cake with layers. If you have no plans to add filling, then you can just fill the whole mold with chocolate and call it a day. You should have the kids do this part, just make sure the chocolate isn’t too hot to burn them.

Next, put the mold in the freezer and let it chill for about five minutes. You just want the chocolate to harden, however, you should read any included instructions with your mold, just to make sure they can briefly be stored in the freezer. Remember, you get what you pay for.

Step 4 Add The Filling

After the frogs have chilled, put the peanut butter, sugar and salt in a small bowl and mix it all together. (Try to refrain from eating the peanut butter!)

As a side note: You can use other types of filling instead of peanut butter. Marshmallow Fluff, cake frosting or any other filling that your heart desires. Or you can change it up and add nuts to the chocolate. Instead of brown chocolate, you can use white, dark, green or any other color of chocolate that you want. Making these babies is super simple, so the recipe can be altered to fit any HP fan’s taste buds.

Once that’s done, take out the mold and put quarter-sized amounts of the peanut butter mixture into each frog mold.

Your molds should be 2/3 the way full now. Place them back in the freezer for another five minutes.

Step 5 Fill It To The Brim

Finally, you are going to melt the remaining chocolate and fill in the rest of the mold to the brim, spooning it over the filling.

Return the frogs to the freezer, so they can chill for another five minutes or so. Once they’re done, take the chocolate frogs out of the mold and enjoy! The upside to these scrumptious frogs is that they can’t get away from you.

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Step 6 Waiting For the Chocolate Frogs To Harden

Most recipe articles would be done at this point, but we’re not Alton Brown. We want you guys to have fun while making your very own Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs. So, let’s discuss some activities to fill in the gaps of waiting.

First, you can spend some time looking for another Harry Potter recipe that tickles your fancy, or switch gears and check out our favorite DIY Harry Potter crafts you can make with your kids.

For older kids, you can surprise them with a Harry Potter coloring book. For the little ones, you’ll need a book that is a little more interactive. How about Honeydukes: Scratch and Sniff Adventure? Your little ones will be able to smell all the sweet goodies from the fictional candy store. Psst, this is where you break out the Every Flavor Beans.

Word of warning: Melted chocolate, sticky little fingers, and books don’t always go well together. If you’re worried about the mess, break out the Play-Doh and give your kids an extra mold. They can make their own magic, while you concoct the perfect chocolate amphibians. Another alternative is letting your child play with Legos that are easily washable.

If all else fails, snag the audiobook version of the Sorcerer’s Stone. Avoid simply putting the movie on TV, unless you just want your kids to watch TV for two hours and not help you in the kitchen. Don’t worry we’ve written a whole Harry Potter reading level guide with age recommendations.

My advice, if you have the time, would be to try to turn a forty-five-minute project into a half a day adventure.

Best of luck!


  • Where did you find those containers that look so much like the ones in the movies? And is there a way to make them at home?

  • Dying to know about the boxes!! I already have that very mold and have been making chocolate frogs for years! It’s the box I’m fiending for now!

  • You have get a new fan! I love your posts, thank you so much for helping me to make my nerdy life a bit sweeter.

  • Hi – I’m making these for party bags for my daughters party and I’m not sure if kids have allergies so want to avoid peanut butter – would you know how much chocolate I would need for filling all 8 – the packs I have seen are 900g?

    Many Thanks

  • After removing the chocolate from the freezer how do you keep condensation from collecting on the chocolate. I want to put them in the little baggies and put inside the boxes but afraid of the moisture.

  • Look for “Harry Potter chocolate frog box” on . They have a few choices. Some are downloadable (you print and do it yourself) and others are the box flat already cut and you just put it together. Check them out! 🙂

  • These tasted amazing! Almost as good as Reese’s peanut butter cups which I LOVE!!!! I think if I made them again I would use the Reese’s peanut butter rather than the one I used just to tip it to that level. One batch of the peanut butter filling did about 24 frogs – it took me 2 attempts to get the balance of chocolate / filling right. I recommend making one molds worth of frogs & trying them once cooled to see what you think before making the next batch :).

    I wanted mine to be a surprise in terms of the filling as the pot-luck element of the wizard cards was what got the kids excited in the film so I also filled them with coco pops to make solid crunchy ones, fondant – like a homemade Cadbury Creme Egg which I coloured luminous lime green (using icing paste colouring made by Sugarflair – Bitter Lemon/Lime) & the strongest popping candy I could find (tip: don’t mix it into the melted chocolate or it won’t work as well. Coat the outside of the moulds & cool, then poor your popping candy into the middle of the cooled moulds using the chocolate you use to cover the backs to trap it in the middle. I used a whole sachet per frog so they really went off – magical!

    I bought my moulds from eBay which cost me about £6 inc. postage so much cheaper than some of the sets on Amazon & they looked the exact same. If you don’t want to make your own boxes some people are selling packs on amazon which include moulds & flat boxes you just have to cut out & stick together but they’re around the £20 mark.

    I needed more boxes than included in those packs so I used these to make the boxes: which looked really good! The link says they started with someone having scanned an actual box from one they bought from Harry Potter World & they adapted it. The person who made them also included wizard cards for the insides (which you should 100% laminate to avoid them being spoilt if the chocolate melts) – Dumbledore is named but his pic missing on one of them but I just told people at the party he must be wearing an invisibility cloak & they thought that was funny so was fine. If you’re good with Photoshop etc. you can use this to put images of your friends in the windows :).

    Advice: 1. The took A LOT of printer ink. I used a whole colour cartridge from beginning to end printing these (printed about 40 with wizard cards before it ran out) without changing the settings on my printer from normal printing or printing the stars for the insides of the boxes so either have spare ink on standby or if you have access to somewhere else you can print them using someone else’s ink even better :o) . I recommend making a few practise ones with paper before printing them on card cause they are fiddly to assemble & it takes a little working out how best to do the corners & lid). Making the boxes was very time consuming as each one took almost 20 mins. to cut out & stick so if you’re making a lot find some friends to rope in & make some extra frogs to bribe them with! :o)

    Lastly the frogs melted very easily once warm so freeze / refrigerate for as long as possible & if you are having a party put them out last.

  • Awesome b-day for my daughter with these chocolate frogs! Ordered the frog mold offf of Amazon (check Etsy too) & chocolate melts too. One blogger said Merkens melts were good & they are. They come in dark & semi sweet chocolate & they melt well. The boxes can be downloaded for free with directions, just google the search & it will come up. Awesome stuff! Thank you!