The 11 Harry Potter-Inspired Recipes for a Magical Halloween

Halloween has arrived, and instead of inundating you with Danny Elfman's "This is Halloween" over and over again, we encourage you to take a step to the dark side this year. No, we don't want you to celebrate All Hallow's Eve with a Star Wars party, silly muggle! We're referring to another dark side. Toss away your cute charms in favor of some of the dark arts this year. That's right, we want you to give this Halloween a Harry Potter-themed spin.

In order to make sure your mischief is managed, we've provided you with enough treats and drinks to fuel your own small-scale wizards-and-witches-only shindig. It probably won't be as lavish as the Yule Ball, but you better bet your bottom Galleon it will be filled with enough wizarding nuance to make any muggle uncomfortable. And the best part? There are enough boozy Potter recipes to bring out the Slytherin in anyone (Those cunning folks use any means / To achieve their ends).

Before you conjure up these Harry Potter-inspired recipes, open the following YouTube video in a new tab and let it play as you peruse through this list. Think of it as a portkey that will transport you to the whimsical land of moving staircases, talking portraits, and magic.

Ready? Is the music on? Great. Let's proceed.

1. Chocolate Frogs

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We hate to disappoint, but if you follow this recipe strictly there's a 99.9% chance that your chocolate frogs won't be mobile, living beings. They'll taste really good, though.

Get the recipe here.

2. Butterbeer

Did you know Butterbeer was actually invented in the 16th century? All these years later it's still a delicious recipe with just 5 ingredients. Definitely not for those underage since it contains alcohol, but those adults who aren't fans of beer loved this recipe!
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Enjoy your alcoholic butterbeers with vigor, but don't enjoy them so much that you wind up in Azkaban.

Get the recipe here.

3. Jelly Slugs

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Creepy, crawly, and all-around incredible, these jelly slugs work quite well for any Halloween party. They're also great to make in, say, July, when your coworkers least expect it. Mischief managed.

Get the recipe here.

4. Polyjuice Potion

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Hermione may not have put vodka in her polyjuice potion, but we sure do. Go on, drink some ... don't be such a Hufflepuff about it! The worst that can happen is that it turns you into Crabbe or Goyle, right?

Get the recipe here.

5. Weasley's Dragon Roasted Nuts

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In the books, a miniature dragon roasted nuts outside of Weasley's Wizard Wheezes in Diagon Alley. You'll probably be roasting these with an oven in your kitchen, but if you have access to miniature dragon have at it. Just watch out for those Hungarian Horntails; their back ends are just as dangerous as their front, according to Charlie Weasley.

Get the recipe here.

6. Felix Felicis

Felix Felicis ("Liquid Luck")

Felix Felicis, or Liquid Luck, is something that even the most confident of wizards may want to sip on before approaching the witch of his dreams. Unlike in the books, this potion's made with champagne. Like we said, you may want some before socializing.

Get the recipe here.

7. Cauldron Cakes

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Ron once smashed a Cauldron Cake after being mocked by Malfoy. We advise you to taste these before recreating that scene. Trust us, you won't want to waste a single morsel.

Get the recipe here.

8. Pumpkin Juice

You've visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and sipped their pumpkin juice, which, is out of this world. Unfortunately you feel you can't buy a carton to bring home, be it because of price or distance. Fortunately we've created this copycat recipe that's easy and quick to make at home, that makes you feel like you're right back in Hogsmeade.
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No, this doesn't have any booze in it, and it certainly wouldn't be an Unforgivable Curse to add some to the recipe. Our suggestion? Whipped cream vodka. A-vodka Kedavra!

Get the recipe here.

9. Treacle Tart

With only 3 ingredients for the filling, it's super easy and quick to make this favorite Harry Potter recipe, treacle tart!
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All members of S.P.E.W. rejoice: This treacle tart wasn't made by the hands of house-elf slave labor.

Get the recipe here.

10. Ogden's Olde Firewhisky

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That fireball whiskey may be whispering into your ear, but don't listen to it. Try some of Ogden's Olde Firewhisky instead, and feel free to forget the fact that it was a favorite of Gilderoy Lockhart (unless you're into that kind of thing).

Get the recipe here.

11. Golden Snitch Truffles

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We'll bet thirty-seven Galleons, fifteen Sickles, three Knuts ... that Ireland wins - but Viktor Krum gets the Snitch. Oh, and we'll thrown in a fake wand.

Fred and George were quite confident that Krum would catch the snitch at the Quidditch World Cup. We're quite confident that you'll want to catch all of the crumbs left behind after your guests run off with each and every snitch truffle.

Get the recipe here.

Recipe: Morticia's Sour Apple Melon Cocktail

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