Host your own Harry Potter party with these crowd pleasing Harry Potter recipes! It’s not a party until someone pours the Butterbeer and passes a Golden Snitch Cupcake.
As soon as we decided on a Harry Potter Birthday Party for Littlest I knew that Butterbeer would be on the list. Where I got stumped was coming up with a cake! Thankfully, Quidditch proved to be the perfect inspiration. Rather than one large cake, I made edible Golden Snitch cupcakes for all the guests to enjoy. And they were super simple. Keep reading for both the Butterbeer and Golden Snitch Cupcake recipes.
Harry Potter Recipe – Butterbeer
This Butterbeer recipe is delicious and only uses 6 ingredients.
It’s made it two parts. The first is the Butterbeer itself and the second is the whipped topping.
To make the Butterbeer you combine chilled cream soda, caramel extract, and butter extract. That’s it! I simply added the extracts to my 2 liter bottle of cream soda, swirled it around a bit, and then kept it chilled in the refrigerator until it was time for the party. Of course I didn’t want my guests to know my secret, so I made this fun Butterbeer label to place over the 2 liter bottle.
With the Butterbeer chilling you can make the cream topping. Combine heavy whipping cream, butterscotch topping, and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. I made this the night before and kept it in a resealable container until party time.
To serve I poured guests Butterbeer in fun glasses and then topped their drinks with the whipped topping. They can sip their Butterbeer or you can offer them a straw for their drink.
Harry Potter Recipe – Edible Golden Snitch Cupcakes
When it comes to parties, especially birthday parties, I love serving cupcakes rather than a large cake. It’s so much easier!
These edible Golden Snitch Cupcakes are a two part process. The first part was making the cupcakes. Littlest loves yellow cake, so I made yellow cupcakes, and then let them cool while I started working on my Golden Snitches.
The Golden Snitches are sandwich cookie truffles. That’s ground golden sandwich cookies mixed with cream cheese.
Once mixed I formed the mixture into bite sized balls and put them into the refrigerator to chill. Whiling they were chilling I melted some yellow candy melts.
Dip the chilled sandwich truffles into the yellow candy melts, covering completely. Place back on a tray to set.
The last step was to make wings for my Snitches. These were made by cutting a wing shape out of yellow paper and then gluing around a toothpick. Make a bunch! Insert two wings into each Snitch.
Because Littlest doesn’t like chocolate I made him one extra special Golden Snitch covered in gold sprinkles. It turned out super cute, but used a lot of sprinkles. It was definitely easier making all the rest with the candy melts.