Butterbeer Frosting Board

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This Butterbeer Frosting Board is a really fun and easy dessert recipe for your Harry Potter party or movie night! Inspired by the popular butter board trend, rich and creamy homemade butterbeer frosting, complete with Harry Potter sprinkles, is the perfect dip for cookies, crackers or other dip-worthy snacks. 

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Butterbeer Frosting Board with Harry Potter decor

How to Make a Butterbeer Frosting Board

Butter boards have been all the talk lately, so I had to jump on “board” with a delicious and sweet twist using my favorite frosting in the world, butterbeer frosting! I make a similar recipe for these Harry Potter inspired Butterbeer Cupcakes. While they are one of the best cupcakes you’ll ever make, it’s truly the frosting that always that gets rave reviews.

One of these things that makes the frosting so wonderful is that it’s dotted with chopped up butterscotch chips that gives it the best butterscotch flavor! It’s awesome served with short bread cookies, graham crackers, pretzels or slices of your favorite fresh fruit.

If you really want to go all out, you can serve this dessert board with homemade sugar cookies in the shape of owls or pumpkins for Thanksgiving or even some cute little gingerbread men for the perfect dessert at Christmas! 

Butterbeer frosting on wooden board

Why We Love this Recipe

  • Perfect treat for a Harry Potter party, for your next Halloween party or just a special treat for the Harry Potter fan in your life.
  • The frosting recipe is velvety smooth and creamy with all the amazing flavors you know and love in butterbeer.
  • This dessert board looks really fancy when you’re finished with it, but its super easy to make with just a few pantry staples and some cute sprinkles.
  • Saucepan
  • Small Bowls
  • Knife or Food Processor
  • Large Bowl
  • Electric Hand or Stand Mixer
  • Spatula
  • Parchment Paper (optional)
  • Wooden Cutting Board

🛒What’s Needed to Make a Butterbeer Board

Ingredients for butterbeer frosting board
  • Cream Soda
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Room temperature Salted Butter
  • Heavy cream
  • Harry Potter Sprinkles
  • Sugar Cookies (optional)
  • Graham Crackers (optional)

How to Make a Harry Potter Butterbeer Frosting Board

Step 1. Add cream soda to a saucepan and cook over on medium heat. Allow the soda to come to a boil.

Cream soda in pan

Step 2. After it reaches a boil, turn the heat to low and let cook until the soda is reduced by half. This should take about 12 minutes. Let the reduction cool to room temperature, then place it in a bowl for storage.

Cream soda reduced over heat

Step 3. Pour the butterscotch chips out and chop them with a sharp knife (or use a food processor). Place them in a small bowl or on some parchment paper for later.

Butterscotch chips chopped

Step 4. Next, place the softened butter in a large mixing bowl and beat with your electric mixer until light and fluffy. That should take about 2-3 minutes.

Butter in mixing bowl

Step 5. Add half of the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, reduced cream soda and heavy whipping cream.

Ingredients for frosting in bowl

Step 6. Mix butter mixture on low speed while adding the remaining powdered sugar. Continue for 1-2 minutes or until mixture is smooth and creamy.

Frosting ingredients mixed together

Step 7. Use a spatula to fold in the half chopped butterscotch chips.

Butterscotch chips added to frosting

Step 7. Place a dry cutting board on a flat surface. Using a rubber spatula or an offset spatula, spread some of the butterbeer buttercream frosting on the cutting board. Start from the top of the board, stopping about 1/2 inch from the edges. Otherwise it’ll be hard to handle the board.

Butterbeer frosting on wooden board

Step 8. Sprinkle your remaining butterscotch chips over the frosting.

Butterbeer frosting with chopped butterbeer chips

Step 9. Generously sprinkle Harry Potter theme sprinkles over the butter beer frosting.

Butterbeer frosting with Harry Potter sprinkles

Step 10. Place the cookies, crackers or other snacks of your choice on the open spaces of the board. Be sure to leave a little room around the edge so the snacks don’t fall off.

Serve with crackers or cookies and enjoy!

Butterbeer frosting with cookies and graham crackers

What is Butterbeer

If you’re new to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you may be wondering what butterbeer is. This butterscotch flavored drink is a popular beverage that was made famous in the Harry Potter series.

In fact, it’s the drink of choice for Harry and his friends when the visit the Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley or the Three Broomsticks Inn at Hogsmeade.

It’s described as tasting a little like less-sickly butterscotch, which doesn’t sound all that appealing but is actually really delicious. It’s been the inspiration for lots of tasty recipes like Butterbeer Ice Cream, Hot Butterbeer and this fun Boozy Butterbeer.

Butterbeer frosting up close


Frosting Board Tips and Variations

  • If you use unsalted butter, you will want to add just a pinch of flakey sea salt or kosher salt to help balance out the flavors of the frosting.
  • If you use a really sharp chef’s knife to rough chop the butterscotch chips, the irregular bits give the frosting a really nice texture.
  • An alternative to chopping up the butterscotch chips is to leave them whole. It’ll still have the same taste and cool butterscotch frosting board look but with slightly larger chunks.
  • To make for an easy clean up, you can put parchment paper on your board before adding your frosting.
  • Just like with butter boards, you can add a drizzle of something sweet over the top of the prepared board. For this frosting board, caramel or butterscotch sauce would be perfect.
  • To give the board more of a rustic look, I just add a dollop of buttercream frosting to the board at a time and then smear it out. But it you want your board to look a little fancier, you can add the frosting to a piping bag with a large star tip and pipe a design onto the cutting board.
  • Add even more crunch to the frosting with chopped pecans or walnuts. You can mix them in or sprinkle them on top of the butterscotch frosting.
Butterbeer frosting on cookie

Can I Make the Frosting in Advance?

Butterbeer frosting is a type of buttercream, so as long as it’s stored in an airtight container or covered tightly with plastic wrap, you can make it up to a week in advance. Just take it out of the fridge about 1/2 hour before preparing it so it’ll spread more easily.

What Are Other Ways to Use Butterbeer Frosting

You can use this dreamy frosting to make Harry Potter butterbeer cupcakes or a Harry Potter butterbeer cake. You could also use it to frost these Harry Potter Butterbeer Cookies.

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Butterbeer Frosting Board


Course Dessert, Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 36 minutes
This Butterbeer Frosting Board is the perfect sweet treat for your Harry Potter birthday party, movie night or even book club!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Add cream soda to a saucepan and cook over on medium heat. Allow the soda to come to a boil.
  • After it reaches a boil, turn the heat to low and let cook until the soda is reduced by half. This should take about 12 minutes. Let the reduction cool to room temperature, then place it in a bowl for storage.
  • Pour the butterscotch chips out and chop them with a sharp knife (or use a food processor). Place them in a small bowl or on some parchment paper for later.
  • Next, place the softened butter in a large mixing bowl and beat with your electric mixer until light and fluffy. That should take about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add half of the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, reduced cream soda and heavy whipping cream.
  • Mix butter mixture on low speed while adding the remaining powdered sugar. Continue for 1-2 minutes or until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Use a spatula to fold in the half chopped butterscotch chips.
  • Place a dry cutting board on a flat surface. Using a rubber spatula or an offset spatula, spread some of the butterbeer buttercream frosting on the cutting board. Start from the top of the board, stopping about 1/2 inch from the edges. Otherwise it’ll be hard to handle the board.
  • Sprinkle your remaining butterscotch chips over the frosting.
  • Generously sprinkle Harry Potter theme sprinkles over the butter beer frosting.
  • Place the cookies, crackers or other snacks of your choice on the open spaces of the board. Be sure to leave a little room around the edge so the snacks don’t fall off.
  • Serve with crackers or cookies and enjoy!

Notes

  • For a little extra decadence, try adding a drizzle of something sweet over the top of the prepared board. For this frosting board, caramel or butterscotch sauce is a perfect fit.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.02mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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