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I originally made these as a joke, but they turned out to be hands down the favorite of the day!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.