Harry Potter food is popular for parties, movie nights, and special theming for different events. Because of the popularity of the Harry Potter book and movie series, finding food that goes with it has become quite common. In fact, we love to make Harry Potter snacks for our movie nights. When researching food options for our movie nights, I realized there needed to be a home for all kinds of Harry Potter food. I hope this post can be that place for all of your old and new favorite Harry Potter food ideas.
Harry Potter Themed Food
I have broken this post into sections to make it a bit easier to navigate. Click on the topics below to navigate to the food topics you are looking for.
- Harry Potter Food Ideas
- Food in Harry Potter
- Harry Potter Party Food
- Harry Potter World Food (Think Universal Orlando and California)
- Vegan Harry Potter Food
- Harry Potter Candy Recipes
Harry Potter Food Ideas
Harry Potter food ideas cover the internet. It can be a bit overwhelming when trying to plan to make a meal inspired by the books/movies. Don’t let that discourage you though. I have spent a great deal of time looking at Harry Potter themed food to find the best options for you to enjoy! Here are a few of the best Harry Potter recipes I see!
- Butterbeer Recipe from House of Nash Eats
“A tall mug of delicious Harry Potter Inspired Homemade Butterbeer is a fantastic treat any time of year, but especially during the month of October! Witches, wizards, and muggles can all celebrate this magical season with one of the sweetest beverages in the wizarding world!”
**Pro tip – I HIGHLY recommend uses rum extract in this recipe. Use half of the measurement offered for butter extract. It won’t have alcohol but it will add a necessary layer of flavor.
- Treacle Tart from Daring Gourmet
“A buttery, flaky pastry crust is filled with a sweet and gooey lemon-infused filling, this traditional Treacle Tart recipe features one of Great Britain’s most famous desserts at its best!”
- Kreacher’s French Onion Soup by In Literature
“One meal that Kreacher serves Harry, Hermione and Ron, is French Onion Soup. From what I can tell, what differentiates French Onion Soup from just onion soup, are two points. 1, It uses a meat based stock 2, Commonly served with melted cheese croutons (these croutons seem to be all baguette slice sized)”
- Polyjuice Potion from An Edible Mosaic
“In the magical world of Harry Potter, Polyjuice Potion allows the drinker to transform into someone else. Our version features butterfly pea flowers in a delicious color-changing minty lime herbal brew. It’s perfect for a Halloween celebration or Harry Potter-themed party!”
- Steak and Kidney Pie from In Literature
“I knew from feedback from my first Harry Potter themed dinner party post, it was time I brought a savoury dish to the party. Steak and kidney pie it was! Based on Mrs. Beeton’s recipe”
- Roasted Turkey Legs from Let’s Taco Bout It Blog
“Ron snuck up behind the pacing Harry, “You can’t do it alone, mate.” Ron grabbed Harry and hauled him back to the celebration shoving a humungous (and juicily dripping) turkey leg in his hand. Suddenly Harry’s 17-year-old anatomy took over. He was ravenous! The herbed leg was devoured in a moment and strangely the world looked a little brighter.”
- Cornish Pasties from Good Food Stories
“When I first read the Harry Potter series, it wasn’t the magic that most appealed to me, or even the boarding school setting—it was the feasts. You know, plates and plates heaped with roast chicken, shepherd’s pie, mashed potatoes, and my personal favorite, Cornish pasties.”
- Golden Snitch Peanut Butter Balls from Fun Money Mom
“Love Harry Potter? These Golden Snitch themed peanut butter balls are perfect for your Harry Potter party or movie night.”
Food in Harry Potter
One of the most iconic things about the set design of the Harry Potter movies is the elaborate food sets they built. Incorporating food into the set naturally didn’t involve leaning on easy foods that were quick to mockup either. Instead, they leaned into the design to create a larger-than-life food world where everything looked amazing. It’s one of the main reasons that people look for ways to make the food at home. Here are a few highlights of the food found in Harry Potter movies and books!
- Aunt Petunia’s Cake from Popcorner Reviews
“There are a lot of great moments in the early films, but one that will always be memorable is when Harry meets Dobby the elf for the first time in the Dursley’s home on Privet Drive. Yes, technically Dobby was trying to save Harry, but things definitely got a little messy. I’ve always been amazed by Aunt Petunia’s pudding cake (pre-Dobby mischief), and finally, I decided to make a version of this cake myself, sans pudding!”
- Fever Fudge from Instructables
“Inspired by the inventions of the Weasley twins in the Harry Potter books, these two-sided confections are the perfect blend of hot and cool. Eating the red half will cause the heat to rise in your head. Cool the heat by biting into the blue half. This version of Fever Fudge may not affect muggles as strongly as it does wizards.”
- Gilly Water from Whip and Wander
“Though it’s not clear exactly what the book version of Gillywater is comprised of, one can assume that it likely includes a base of gillyweed and water. In the books, gillyweed is a magical plant that, when eaten, temporarily “gives the consumer gills, allowing them to breathe underwater, and webbing between the fingers and toes, allowing them to swim underwater with ease.””
- Chicken and Mushroom Pie from Mission Food
“A classic British savory pie in miniature form, these individual Chicken and Mushroom Pies are the epitome of comfort. Inside a perfectly flaky crust is a luscious chicken and mushroom filling that totally satisfies. This particular version is in honor of Harry Potter, since he enjoyed mini pies such as these throughout the books.”
- Liquid Luck from In Literature
“Since many people want to make these recipes for kids, or not everyone drinks alcohol, I decided this needed to be a quick and simple tutorial on making a molten gold syrup that could be added to your favourite drink, rather than a specific recipe. For this to keep its Liquid Luck appearance, however, you’ll only want to mix it with either clear or yellow drinks such as: apple juice, lemonade, soda water, and Sprite.”
Harry Potter Party Food
Are you planning a Harry Potter party? When planning food for a party, you will want to think of items that are quick and easy to make. It also helps to find options that are easy for a grab-and-go approach. While there are some incredibly elaborate options out there, these aren’t always party/kid-friendly. I have spent some time researching a variety of options and have found some of the best Harry Potter party food options you should definitely try!
- Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs and Boxes from A Modern Homestead
“These Harry Potter inspired chocolate frogs with boxes to match are so easy to make and add a fantastic touch to any Harry Potter party, event, or just a theme lunchbox snack!”
- Harry Potter’s Birthday Cake from Diamonds for Dessert
“I decided that I’d make it a chocolate birthday cake, like the one Hagrid gave to Harry when they first met, but uh, much better tasting (remember Hagrid’s rock cakes? haha). I tried to keep the appearance much like the one in the movie though: a bit messy, strangely pink and green, and in need of spell check.”
- Flying Broomstick Snacks from One Little Project
“These are sooooooooooooo easy, and they are so freaking cute! All you need are some pretzel sticks, some string cheese and some chives (although, if you are in a hurry, the chives are totally optional).”
- Monster Book Smores from Hello Wild Things
“The Monster Book of Monsters is from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling.”
- Sorting Hat Cupcakes from Little Sugar Snaps
“These Harry Potter cupcakes are immense fun for Hogwarts fans. Each butterbeer cupcake is filled with a stash of red, green, blue or yellow candy drops, (representing each of the 4 Hogwarts houses) which remains hidden under a swirl of butterbeer flavoured buttercream until bitten into. They are a fun way for fans to find out their house.”
- Golden Snitch Candy Tutorial from Bite Sized Biggie
“Muggles beware! I made Golden Snitches and I’m sharing a free printable PDF!”
- Harry Potter Charcuterie Board
Who said you had to have one treat at a party? Put together this Harry Potter Charcuterie Board for a variety of perfect party foods!
Harry Potter World Food
When people start planning a trip to Universal Studios one of the first things they ask about is the Universal Orlando Harry Potter food. After all, no trip to Orlando is really complete without setting foot in Diagon Alley! It’s not just about the butterbeer, though they do have it in four different forms, well maybe five! Here are some of the Harry Potter foods at Universal!
- Wizarding World Roasted Potatoes from Simply Inspired Meals
“The roasted potatoes are a side dish for many of the meals at the Three Broomsticks. They were tasty, crisp and delicious. My version turned out amazing, we’ve made them multiple times already and plan to make them again soon!”
**You can find a version of this at Three Broomsticks found in Hogsmeade. These can be purchased as a side item on their own or as part of a meal.
- Frozen Butterbeer from Ashlee Marie
“We loved the cold butterbeer at Universal Studios – BUT even more we loved the slushy FROZEN butterbeer! Since making this the first time at home I’ve made it EVERY WEEK! It’s THAT good!”
** You can find frozen butterbeer in Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade at Universal. The price as of 3/2/22 is $7.99.
- Hot Butterbeer from Princess Pinky Girl
“Harry Potter fans rejoice! We have made the very best Hot Butterbeer recipe outside of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Brown sugar, butter, butterscotch, and some other secret ingredients to give it some special magical spice is all you need to recreate this delicious treat.”
** You can find hot butterbeer in Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade at Universal. The price as of 3/2/22 is $7.99.
- Butterbeer Icecream from 3 Yummy Tummies
“This Harry Potter No-Churn Butterbeer Ice Cream is a creamy mixture of caramel and butterscotch with an optional bit of schnapps for adults! Its the creamiest ice cream I’ve ever had without the necessity of an ice cream maker.”
** You can find butterbeer icecream at Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour in a waffle cone for $5.99 or in a souvenir glass for $7.49.
- Butterbeer Fudge from Around My Family Table
“This delicious Butterbeer Fudge with a hint of rum is the perfect copycat version of the Honeydukes treat at Universal Studios.”
** You can find the butterbeer fudge in the treat shops in both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. The price for fudge is $4.95.
Vegan Harry Potter Food
Eating vegan shouldn’t keep you from enjoying Harry Potter treats! These vegan Harry Potter food options are sure to satisfy your urge to step into the story. Please note that as I am not vegan some ingredients shared by the different sites may not be truly vegan. Review all ingredients to confirm that it matches your dietary needs. Here are a few items to consider.
- Vegan Pumpkin Pasties from Delightful Adventures
“Curious about what pumpkin pasties from the “Harry Potter” series taste like? This is my take on the treat enjoyed by the characters in the books!”
- Pumpkin Juice from A Saucy Kitchen
“So first thing up: this Harry Potter inspired Pumpkin Juice! I’m really excited about sharing this recipe today because I feel like a little piece of my childhood is coming alive. I couldn’t even tell you number of times I’ve read any of the Harry Potter books”
- Treacle Fudge from Bohemian Vegan Kitchen
“Any admirer of Harry knows that he is a fan of anything treacle (particularly treacle tart). If you are in the dark about what treacle actually IS, well, basically it’s British molasses.”
- Honeydukes Sour Green Worms from Full of Plants
“In collaboration with the Slytherin house, Honeydukes presents their new Sour Lime Worms! Chewy with a subtle tart flavor, these vibrant green worms can be purchased at Honeydukes’ flagship store, as well as at the Leaky Cauldron (ask for it at the counter).”
Harry Potter Candy Recipes
Are you looking to make some great sweets for your next Harry Potter event? These Harry Potter candy recipes are perfect for making some of the famous candies at home. Even better, you can customize them to fit the size of the crowd you have! Talk about a great way to save on sweets.
- Acid Pops from The Daily Prophet
“If you’re looking for the most magically-authentic version of Acid Pops from Harry Potter & the world of magic available, then look no further! If you don’t know what Aicd Pops are, boy are you in for a treat!”
- Fizzing Whizbees from Muggle Net
“Sierra decided to try her hand at creating this Honeydukes candy after finding no real-life models that matched the description in the novels. What makes this peculiar-sounding treat even better is the explosive “snap” and “fizz” experience one enjoys from the addition of the Kool-Aid powder.”
- Sugar Quills from A Tale of Two Foodies
“Yesterday I underwent the most difficult, risky, and complex cooking experiment I have ever worked on for this blog. I had actually been looking forward to making this particular Harry Potter food above anything else we have been planning, and while it was a fun project, man was it a challenge! These troublesome treats are called sugar quills, and attempting to make them is not for the faint of heart. Proceed with caution.”
- Exploding Bon Bons from Getaway Today
“I put together a recipe for one of the most exciting foods found at Hogsmeade – Exploding BonBons. They are literally bursting with flavors. Wouldn’t they be a fun treat for your favorite Valentine? They are so easy to make and extremely tasty.”
- Sherbert Lemon from In Literature
“Sherbet lemon is one of those foods where the name was changed between the UK and American books– in the UK books this treat is called sherbet lemon, and in the US versions, lemon drops. Whatever you call them, these hard candies are filled with a fizzy lemon powder (sherbet), and are a favourite of Dumbledore.”
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