Being such a huge Harry Potter fan, I'm always looking for fun ways to bring the extraordinary things from the book to life. A few years ago my family had a marathon and watched all the movies in a single day!
We all wore our Weasley Sweaters for the event and even decorated each room of the house as a different setting from the books!
The breakfast nook was transformed into Honeyduke's Sweet Shop and was outfitted with a ton of fun treats from the books, like these cockroach clusters and a ton of chocolate frogs in boxes!
I originally made these as a joke, but they turned out to be hands down the favorite of the day! I made about a pound of them and they were gone very quickly!
Plus, at only 3 carbs per candy, they are a great treat to enjoy without ruining your diet. And it's made with just 2 real ingredients!
This is just a two-step process that will leave you with amazing candies in just a few minutes.
Harry Potter Cockroach Cluster
While the name suggests a disgusting addition to this candy, there are obviously no real cockroaches in this recipe. Instead I used pecan halves to replicate the light underbelly and the loud crunch of the real thing.
I also used the same chocolate candy bar mold that I used for the homemade chocolate bars filled 4 ways because it gives the chocolate side of the cockroach clusters a nice texture that suggests there's something under the surface.
In all reality, though the name is a bit gross, these are an unbelievably easy and delicious chocolate candy to make that only takes about 5 minutes to make dozens!
Harry Potter Cockroach Clusters
Harry Potter cockroach clusters may sound disgusting, but with one little change they become a delicious treat! We opted to replace the cockroaches with pecans and the results were magical!
- Melt dark chocolate in a double boiler. Spoon about a teaspoon of chocolate into base of candy mold.
- While chocolate is still hot, press 2 pecan halves into the chocolate, flat side of pecans facing up.
- Place molds in the fridge until firm, then pop the chocolate out and store.
In an air tight container, these candies will store for 2-3 days at room temperature or 2 weeks in the fridge.