33 Easy Recipes for Harry Potter Fans

For almost 25 years, Harry Potter has been one of the most successful franchises of all time. JK Rowling’s Boy Who Lived has resulted in countless Potterhead media.

With eight films, seven books, 3 spin offs, video games, a stage play, and even a theme park, Harry Potter is still as popular as it’s ever been.

33 Easy Recipes for Harry Potter Fans

One thing that is loved by Harry Potter’s fanbase is the incredible food seen in the films and described in the books.

From butterbeer to chocolate frogs to pumpkin pasties, we’ve all wanted a taste of the delicious delicacies of the Wizarding World. And now you can!

We’ve compiled a list of over 30 of the best Harry Potter recipes out there for you to try at home. With these recipes, you’ll be able to turn any party into the Great Feast!

Magical Drinks

1. Butterbeer

We can’t start this list without mentioning the most famous drink in all of the Wizarding World – Butterbeer! Cold, creamy, and buttery, this beverage is loved by those who’ve managed to get their hands on some.

It has a distinct butterscotch flavor with some added fizz for a drink that is nothing like you’ve ever tried before.


  • 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup heavy cream, divided
  • ½ teaspoon rum extract
  • 4 (12 oz) bottle cream soda

2. Boozy Butterbeer

For the adult Harry Potter fans out there, try Boozy Butterbeer! If you want to take your regular butterbeer up a level, you can add butterscotch schnapps and vanilla vodka to give it that extra punch while still having its original, iconic flavor.


  • 1 1/2 ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 12 ounces cream soda, chilled
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream
  • 1 ounce butterscotch sauce

3. Polyjuice Potion Punch

Ever wanted to be someone else for a day? Well this Polyjuice Potion Punch recipe won’t quite do that, but we guarantee it’ll taste better than the original!

This deliciously refreshing drink has a lime taste with a kick of ginger ale, and as an added bonus, you won’t have to make it in the second floor girls’ lavatory! 


  • 28 ounces lime sherbet, plus more for topping (optional)
  • 2 liters Sprite
  • 2 liters ginger ale
  • green food coloring, optional
  • whipped cream, for topping (optional)

4. Pumpkin Juice

You may not be sure why our beloved Harry Potter characters enjoyed Pumpkin Juice so much, but we’re sure this recipe will tell you why!

Both tasty and healthy, this vegetable-based drink will leave you wanting more every time! Why not give it a try in the Muggle world?


  • 1 small pumpkin
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1 medium apple
  • ½ inch ginger root
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder

5. Amortentia Love Potion

Can you smell freshly mown grass, new parchment, and spearmint toothpaste? If not, you might after this romantic concoction!

This indulgent Amortentia Love Potion is the perfect treat for any occasion, especially on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy this beverage with your partner, but watch out for Romilda Vane!


  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • ⅓ cup peppermint mocha coffee creamer
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup frozen dark cherries
  • ½ ounce pink shimmer baking dust

6. Gillywater

Take a dip in the Black Lake after a refreshing glass of Gillywater! Perfectly fresh and zesty, this drink is similar to mojito minus the rum. But who says you can’t add a little?

You might not win the Triwizard Tournament, but you’ll definitely be satisfied with this beverage!


  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ ounce fresh mint leaves and stems
  • 1 lime zested and juiced
  • 1 liter sparkling water
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger

7. Pensieve Punch

Let’s be honest, every Harry Potter fan has wanted to try a sip of the liquid in Dumbledore’s Pensieve.

Well, now you can! This sparkling blue drink will have your party guest sipping all night long. Made with Sprite, pineapple juice, and Blue Curacao, this punch will be the centerpiece of any Harry Potter party!


  • 1 cup Sprite
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces Blue Curacao
  • edible glitter

Honeydukes Sweets

8. Chocolate Frogs

These Chocolate Frogs are fun and tasty treats that won’t hop away!

Nutty and indulgent, Chocolate Frogs make an excellent treat whether you’re hosting a Harry Potter party, or want to give trick-or-treaters something a little special on Halloween. You could even make some Wizarding World trading cards to go with them!


  • 11.5 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup whipped peanut butter
  • nuts of your choice (optional)

9. Fizzing Whizbees

They won’t lift you off the ground, but these little candies will definitely be memorable! Fizzing Whizbees will satisfy your chocolate cravings, while giving you a popping candy surprise.

They’re perfect for entertaining the kids and will be a fantastic addition to your Harry Potter themed party spread. 


  • ½ cup chocolate chips or chocolate melts
  • 1 packet Pop Rocks

10. Cauldron Cakes

Simple but so effective, Cauldron Cakes are another staple of the Hogwarts Express trolley and a Honeydukes favorite. Done right, these cakes can look incredible! Inspire some awe by serving these up at a Harry Potter marathon movie night.


  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups French buttercream
  • ¼ teaspoon red gel food coloring
  • ¼ teaspoon yellow gel food coloring

11. Acid Pops

Don’t panic! These Acid Pops won’t burn a hole through your tongue like it did Ron Weasley! These lollipops are incredibly sour but so addictive.

This simple recipe will blow your mind, and all you need is store-bought lollipops, some sugar, citric acid, and baking soda for a surprising treat.


  • 15-20 ready-bought lollipops
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons citric acid
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda

12. Cockroach Clusters

In the Wizarding World, Cockroach Clusters would be trying to crawl out of your hand! Fortunately, us Muggles don’t have to deal with that. Perfect for Halloween too, these cockroaches are the only ones you’ll want to eat! 


  • 5.5 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 5.5 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mixed nuts & dried fruit

13. Sugar Quills

They’re not very good at writing your Potions essay, but they sure do taste amazing! Sugar Quills are made with spun sugar, so while it might take a bit of practice, it’ll definitely be worth it.

You can easily impress your Harry Potter party guests with these cool treats.


  • 2 ½ cups white granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered glucose
  • ½ cup of water
  • 4 drops of food coloring of your choice (optional)
  • 4 drops of flavoring of your choice (optional)
  • ¼ cup of cornflour or cornstarch

The Weasley Twins’ Skiving Snackbox

14. Fever Fudge

This Fever Fudge will get your hot under the collar in the best way! It’s unique, spicy flavor is both delicious and sweat-inducing. It has all the flavors of original Fever Fudge without the nasty after effects.


  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • red and blue food coloring (paste, powder, or gel)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

15. Fainting Fancies

This creamy treat is so good that it’ll make you want to pass out! Another candy created by the Weasley twins to help students get out of class, Fainting Fancies are bound to make your party guests go looking for more.


  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • ¼ pound butter
  • ⅔ cup sweet cream
  • 1 pack instant pudding
  • food coloring

16. Nosebleed Nougat

You better keep your head forward with this candy (see also ‘33 Simple Candy Recipes That You Can Make At Home’) because you just might get a nosebleed! Nosebleed Nougat is packed full of almonds and has an intriguing texture that you won’t forget. Make sure you hold your nose!


  • 4 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 ¼ cups light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups almonds, slivered
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

17. Puking Pastilles

No one is completely sure why a Hogwarts student would choose projectile vomit over a Defense Against the Dark Arts class, but what do we know!

Thankfully, us Muggles can enjoy Puking Pastilles without the mess. This simple recipe of cream cheese, sugar, and flavoring is a tasty treat for any event.


  • 2 ounce cream cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon flavoring
  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • food coloring

Muggle Food in the Wizarding World

18. Pumpkin Pasties

Two Pumpkin Pasties please! This sweet Pumpkin Pasties recipe is basically if pumpkin pie was finger food. Wrapped in buttery, flakey pastry, this recipe is absolutely to die for. It’s bound to go down well at any party.


  • 2 ready made pie crusts
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar

19. Harry Potter’s Birthday Cake

If you want to wish someone a “Happee Birthdae”, then this replica of Harry Potter’s Birthday Cake is perfect. As simple to make as any sponge cake, the birthday boy or girl will be thrilled with this fun cake! 


  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup warm coffee
  • 2 cups butter (softened)
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

20. Hagrid’s Rock Cakes

They never sounded very appetizing in the book, but trust us when we say that these Rock Cakes are absolutely delicious. They are sugary and sweet with tasty pieces of dried fruit. Don’t worry, you won’t break your teeth on these Rock Cakes!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup muscovado sugar (see also ‘The 5 Best Substitute Ingredients For Muscovado Sugar‘)
  • 2/3 cup chopped dried fruit
  • 1 egg

21. Sherbet Lemons

As Dumbledore’s favorite candy, it’s no surprise that these little lemon drops are mouth-wateringly good! An iconic British candy, Sherbert Lemons are both sweet and tart, making them a citrus treat that are good enough for Dumbledore’s snack bowl.


  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons citric acid
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 2 teaspoons yellow food coloring
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon citric acid
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

22. Aunt Petunia’s Pudding

Who can forget Aunt Petunia’s Pudding? While most of us remember it from Dobby’s antics, this dessert truly is a masterpiece. It’s packed with fruit and cream, making for an incredible summer treat. 


  • 6 large egg whites
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ pint fresh raspberries, halved
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, medium diced
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 1-2 ounces gum paste
  • violet gel food coloring
  • yellow gel food coloring 
  • 2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar more
  • mint gel food coloring
  • violet gel food coloring
  • glace cherries

23. Treacle Tart

Another British classic, Treacle Tart is Harry Potter’s favorite dessert, and it could be yours too! It’s indulgently sweet and perfect in the Autumn and Winter months. Serve it up at Thanksgiving to satisfy your family’s sweet tooth.


  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
  • 5 tablespoons lard, chilled
  • ⅓ cup ice cold water
  • 1 ¼ cups golden syrup
  • 1 can golden syrup
  • grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 ¼ cups fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 egg

24. Kreacher’s French Onion Soup

He may be a grouch, but Kreacher sure does make a delicious French Onion Soup! This hearty bowl of flavorful soup is bound to warm you up on a cold night. You can serve it up as a cozy starter for any dinner time meal, or as an evening snack.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 onions
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 2 ½ cups beef stock
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 bay leaf

25. Mrs Weasley’s English Toffee

Mrs Weasley is a universal matriarch and her toffee is to die for! Mrs Weasley’s English Toffee is deliciously buttery and sweet, packed with tasty pecans for an extra crunch. Give it a try during your next family night in!


  • 1 cup whole raw almonds
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup cooking milk chocolate
  • ¼ cup crushed pecans

26. Knickerbocker Glory

You’ll be wolfing down this Knickerbocker Glory quicker than Dudley Dursey himself! This deliciously light dessert is popular among Brits, made with cream and fresh fruit. Especially great in the summer, this dessert is great for sugar cravings on a hot day.


  • vanilla ice cream
  • a variety of fruit, e.g. peaches, oranges, raspberries
  • chocolate sauce
  • whipped cream
  • glace cherry

Potter-Inspired Treats

27. Deathly Hallows Sugar Cookies

Those two words that finished the series off – the Deathly Hallows! Impress your Harry Potter loving guests with these simple Deathly Hallows Sugar Cookies. They’d even leave a smile on Voldemort’s face!


  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • zest of one whole lemon
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

28. Pretzel Wands

Add some magic to your Harry Potter party with these Pretzel Wands. The salty pretzel rods and the sweet chocolate are a perfect combination. They’re sure to cast a spell on your taste buds!


  • 12 pretzel rods
  • 1 pack white chocolate melts
  • 1 pack white chocolate melts
  • 1 pack dark chocolate melts
  • yellow edible stars

29. Sorting Hat Cupcakes

The next best thing to the real deal is these Sorting Hat Cupcakes! Find out if you’re a cunning Slytherin, a brave Gryffindor, a wise Ravenclaw, or a loyal Hufflepuff with these fun little cupcakes. Each one has a color inside so you’ll know for sure where you belong.


  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • blue, green, red and yellow food coloring
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 24 chewy caramels

30. Golden Snitch Truffles

Thankfully, these golden snitches haven’t been in Harry’s mouth! These Golden Snitch Truffles are so easy to make and will impress at any party every time! All you need is some store-bought truffles and a bit of craftsmanship.


  • 10 chocolate truffles
  • 2 sheets wafer paper
  • 1/3 cup melted chocolate

31. Mandrake Cupcakes

Cover your ears! Your guests will scream at how good these Mandrake Cupcakes are! These cupcakes are so cute it’ll be hard to eat them at first, but once you have a taste you’ll be going back for more!


  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cups cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk whole
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

32. Monster Book Of Monsters S’mores

You don’t need to stroke the spine of these monster books, just eat them while you can! These Monster Book of Monsters S’mores will be gone in an instant at any Harry Potter party! Fun to make and perfect for kids, they’re bound to go down a treat.


  • 1 pack graham crackers
  • chocolate icing
  • 1 pack small marshmallows
  • 1 pack M&Ms

33. Howler Pastries

Ronald Weasley! We can still hear Mrs Weasley’s voice and feel Ron’s embarrassment! Not to worry though, these savory Howler Pastries won’t give you a lecture! Beautifully cheesy and tasty, these pastries are perfect for your spread.


  • 2 boxes refrigerated pie crust
  • ¼ sliced ham
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon water
  • edible markers

Final Word

With these recipes, your Harry Potter themed event will be talked about for years to come (for some magical Harry Potter-themed cocktails for your party, read here). Refer to our definitive guide and give them a try today. You won’t be disappointed!

33 Easy Recipes for Harry Potter Fans

33 Easy Recipes for Harry Potter Fans

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