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Harry Potter Inspired Treats and Snack Ideas

Harry Potter Snack and Treat Ideas: themed treats dessert board for your Harry Potter themed party or movie marathon.

Harry Potter Snack Ideas

Whether you’re having a Harry Potter party, or a Harry Potter movie night, we’ve got the best themed snacks!  We can’t wait to share all our Harry Potter food ideas with you.  These would be so fun to serve at a halloween party, or a Harry Potter birthday party, or just for a movie marathon.  Any Harry Potter fans will love all your tasty treats, and feel like they’re at the wizarding world of Harry Potter!  These Harry Potter treat and snack ideas are such a fun way to make the Harry Potter books come to life!

Harry Potter snack board

We’ve arranged all our sweet treats on a large board.  This is such a great way to serve all your magical snacks.  All your fellow potterheads will love these themed food.  We went with our sweet tooth when we were planning our magical treats.  Our board is filled with desserts and sweet treats.  

  • chocolate frogs
  • jelly slugs
  • Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans
  • Harry Potter Hershey Kisses
  • Pumpkin Pasties/Pies
  • Caramel Sorting Hats
  • Pumpkin Juice Hot Chocolate
  • Spider Cookies
  • Magic Chocolate Wands
  • Gringotts Gold
  • Ferrero Rocher Golden Snitches


See how it looks all put together below.

Harry Potter dessert ideas

Chocolate Frogs

Inspired by the trolly snacks on the Hogwarts Express, and Honeydukes, our Harry Potter snacks started out with candy.  We found the chocolate frogs at the party store.  They are so cute, and each one comes with a wizard card, just like in the movie.  We had this special box from our trip to Universal studios and it’s the perfect addition to our board.  

Harry Potter chocolate frog

Jelly Slugs

Another fun sweet treat is the jelly slugs.  These are also from the party store.

Harry Potter jelly slugs

Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans

We had to include some Bertie Bott’s every flavour beans, and we can’t wait to see if our guests are brave enough to try them, and risk getting a gross flavor.

Harry Potter themed food ideas

Harry Potter Hershey Kisses

We also found the Harry Potter special edition Hershey Kisses, and thought they were such a fun addition.

Harry Potter Hersey Kisses

Pumpkin Pasties/Pies

Another Hogwarts Express treat from the trolley that everyone loved were the pumpkin pasties.  These sweet little pumpkin pies were the perfect fall flavors for back to school at Hogwarts.  We’ve made our version with some store bought pastry, and pumpkin pie filling.  We used a muffin tin to make our mini pies, and added a cute jack-o-lantern pastry top, that’s so much fun.

Pumpkin Tarts

Pumpkin Pasties Harry Potter

Harry Potter Birthday Cake Cupcakes

We couldn’t have a Harry Potter-themed party tray without including Harry Potter’s birthday cake.  Hagrid made this cake for Harry Potter’s birthday and brought it to him when he first picked him up to bring him to Hogwarts.  We made cupcake sized versions, which are perfect for a dessert board.  We used a simple cake mix and then fun part was adding the pink and green icing inspired from the movie.  

Harry Potter Birthday Cake Cupcakes

Hagrid's Cake for Harry Potter Cupcakes

Caramel Sorting Hats

Once Harry got to school it was time for the sorting hat to put him and all the first years into their Hogwarts houses.  We made our own sorting hats out of caramel squares.  This was quite easy to do, and these little sorting houses are so cute.  Warm up a caramel in the microwave until softened, for about 10 seconds.  Don’t over do it.  Then shape one square into the top of the hat, using the tip of knife to create eyes, and a mouth, and adding some eyebrows with a tiny broken off piece.  

Then use the tip of the knife to make an indent in the bottom and add a red, green, blue, or yellow M&M.  Next, use another caramel to make a round base for the hat.  Put the two together to completely conceal the M&M inside.  Your guests can take a hat and the color inside reveals the Hogwarts house colors and which house the sorting hat has placed you in.

Harry Potter Sorting Hat Candy

Harry Potter sorting hat food ideas


Harry, Ron, and Hermione loved to visit The Three Broomsticks for a butterbeer in the Harry Potter series.  We’ve made our own version.  Add about 1-2 tbsp of caramel sauce to the glass and fill with cream soda.  Top it off with some whipped cream.  These are so good, your taste buds will thank you.  These are definitely on of our very favourite Harry Potter recipes.  We served our butter beer up in chilled beer mugs and they were the perfect accompaniment to our snacks.


Pumpkin Juice Hot Chocolate

For another drink option, we found these pumpkin hot chocolate bombs at Target and they reminded of pumpkin juice.  These aren’t an authentic pumpkin juice, which is made with pumpkin puree, and apple cider, but I thought they’d be a fun addition, and perfect for sipping while movie watching, preferably in a Harry Potter themed mug.

Harry Potter Snack Ideas

Spider Cookies

Inspired by the spider Aragog and his children we made some spider cookies.  To make these we used store bought chocolate chip cookie dough and baked them.  When they were hot out of the oven we added a small round disk of meltable chocolate on top.  And when they were cooled we piped on 8 legs with melted chocolate in a piping bag.  These are such a simple recipe, but they’re the perfect treat as a nod to the spiders in Harry Potter world.

Spider chocolate chip cookies

Magic Chocolate Wands

We also included some Harry Potter chocolate wands.  The best part is that these are actually pocky biscuit sticks.  These are so yummy and super easy, and really do look like wands.

Harry Potter themed foods

Gringotts Gold

I also added some chocolate coins to our snack board.  Inspired by the gold in the vault at Gringotts Wizarding Bank that Harry’s parents have left to him, they’re another easy fun addition.

Ferrero Rocher Golden Snitches

We used Ferrero Rocher chocolate to make our own golden snitches.  We removed the brown packaging and sticker on top, so we’re just left with the chocolate in gold paper.  Then we made some printable wings, cut them out, and glued them onto the gold paper.  

Free Printable Wings

You can use our free printable golden snitch wings to make some for your own snacks inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter.  Just subscribe below for instant access to our Free Resource Library, and find these free printables inside.

Ferrero Roche golden snitches

Simple Doable Recipes

I wanted to make this dessert board very doable, so although there are a lot of things included, they’re all really simple recipes.  Use a cake mix and store bought icing to make the cupcake birthday cakes really easy to make.  For the pumpkin pasties/pies, use store bought pastry and pie filling.  Our spider cookies, were refrigerated cookie dough.  For the butterbeer you can use store bought butterscotch/caramel sauce, and even spray whipped cream if you like.  Have fun collecting your candy.  We had great luck finding the Harry Potter candy at the party store.  If you have trouble finding them in stores, look for them online.  These official Harry Potter treats are a little on the expensive side.  We founding buying them in small quantities was enough, especially when they were mixed with all the other treats.  They were definitely worth getting though, because they added a certain authenticity to the desert board.

If you’re prepping for a large themed party, feel free to get ahead by making the cupcakes a few days ahead and popping them in the freezer.  

Favor Bags

I love serving this on a large board because everyone can see all the fun and themed options.  It also means that you just need a few of everything, so you don’t end up with 12 trays full of everything and too much food.  But even with our smaller quantities you might still want to have some plastic goodie bags available for guest to help themselves to the remaining candy and make their own goodie bag to go home with.

Harry Potter theme food ideas

We loved all our Harry Potter treat and snack ideas.  Everything was really delicious and perfect for snacking on during a movie marathon, or for serving guests for dessert at a Harry Potter birthday party or Halloween party.  

With Harry Potter inspired treats and snack ideas, life really is a party! 

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