In honor of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 this Friday, the final installment of the epic book series turned movies, let’s talk about food in the Wizarding world. With the amount that J.K. Rowling talks about food, I’m pretty sure she’s a foodie at heart – what with feasts in Hogwarts’ Great Hall, the sweets trolley on the Hogwarts Express, Hogsmeade shop Honeydukes, Dumbledore using his favorite candies as his office password (lemon drops!), Hagrid’s teeth-breaking rock cakes, and endless mentions of butterbeer, chocolate frogs, pumpkin pasties, and Harry’s favorite treacle tart…you get the picture. J.K. Rowling and her characters are surely ones who delight in the scrumptious foods that their magical world has to offer.

Muggles yearning to taste some of these fictional treats have tried to recreate them, conjuring tastes out of Rowling’s descriptions. Alas, we’ll never know if they’re as good as the “real” thing – but here are a few recipes that will help you escape into the Wizarding world.

Adorable Golden Snitch Butterbeer Cake Pops on AmyBites

Magically-inspired Cocktails on My Mid-Morning Martini

Madam Rosmerta’s Recipes on MuggleNet

Acid Pops, Chocolate Frogs, and Licorice Wands on The Pastry Affair

For devotees, there is also an Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, which I’ve added to my Amazon store here.

And for those of you who really can’t get enough Harry Potter:

  • read about the creation of a butterbeer beverage for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios here
  • watch the best Harry Potter parody videos (including my all-time favorite Potter Puppet Pals “The Mysterious Ticking Noise”) here
  • see the most ridiculous Potter-themed products Muggle money can buy here

I need to try out some of these recipes so I can drown my sorrows in butterbeer after this last movie!

*official movie poster image from the Huffington Post

*thank to you the Huffington Post for supporting my love of all things Harry Potter-related with the above articles