45 Magical Harry Potter Recipes

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Harry Potter recipes are perfect for more than just your Harry Potter party! Whip up a tasty mug of butterbeer for your movie night or even a treacle tart for game night! No matter what the occasion, this delicious Harry Potter food will make it that much better!

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Harry Potter butterbeer in mug with straw

Originally published January 2018

If you’re having a Harry Potter party, you’re going to need a lot of stuff! You’ll want Harry Potter invitations, thank you cards and especially cool activities like this DIY Harry Potter wand!

Harry Potter Recipes

Of course, you’ll want plenty of Harry Potter food too!  From butterbeer inspired recipes to  Harry Potter cakes, there are enough delicious food and drink recipes here to cover any Harry Potter movie night or party.

Most of these Harry Potter-inspired recipes are easy, like chocolate frogs made from a simple candy frog mold. Others, like the Golden Snitch Cake will take a little more work. I did this on a smaller scale recently with these Golden Snitch Peanut Butter Balls…so fun to make and super delish too!

Harry Potter Golden Snitch Peanut Butter Balls

The hardest part might just be picking a favorite but if you need even more recipe ideas, check out this Harry Potter Recipes Book

Butterbeer Recipes

Harry Potter Butterbeer

When we visited The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter in Universal Studios, finding butterbeer at the Leaky Cauldron was at the top of our list! It was so delish that when we got home, we wanted to recreate the recipe on our own.

Not only was this frothy butterbeer recipe super easy to recreate, it tastes just like the real thing. With just four ingredients, starting with a cream soda base, you can whip up a batch of your own in minutes. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported straight to Diagon Alley!

Alcoholic butterbeer on Harry Potter napkin

Alcoholic Butterbeer (a.k.a. Boozy Butterbeer)

For the grownups only: While the kids are enjoying the regular Harry Potter food and drinks, grownups can take it up a notch with Alcoholic Butterbeer instead!

Hot butterbeer in glass mug

Hot Butterbeer

Too chilly outside for a cold drink? Skip the hot chocolate and make this hot butterbeer instead! I love this option for Halloween parties too!

Hot boozy butterbeer in clear glass mug

Hot Boozy Butterbeer

This Hot Boozy Butterbeer is just like hot butterbeer but with an extra kick for the grownups! It’s sure to make your parties even more magical!

Butterbeer jello shot drizzled with butterscotch syrup

Butterbeer Jello Shots

While you’re making boozy versions, you definitely don’t want to leave out these awesome Butterbeer Jello Shots! This is such a fun recipe that I may even hand these out to the grownup trick-or-treaters at Halloween!

Butterbeer shots with whipped cream and butterscotch syrup

Butterbeer Shots

We love a good jello shot but these jello-free Butterbeer Shots are every bit as tasty! With a deliciously sweet butterscotch taste and boozy kick, these are always a crowd-pleaser!

Frozen butterbeer with a red and white napkin

Frozen Butterbeer

With only three ingredients, this Frozen Butterbeer Recipe is super easy to make and a delicious treat for little wizards and muggles alike.

Marshmallow Butterbeer Latte

Marshmallow Butterbeer Latte

While hot butterbeer sounds good, I’ll be making this marshmallow butterbeer latte next time the temperatures drop. This expresso drink, sweetened with brown sugar and topped with whipped cream and marshmallows, totally has me drooling!

Butterbeer Food Recipes

Butterbeer fudge on plate

Butterbeer Fudge

With so much flavor in one little bite, everyone will want a second (or maybe a third) piece of this delicious butterbeer fudge!

Butterbeer cookies with milk

Butterbeer Cookies

Just like there’s more than one kind of butterbeer, there are plenty of butterbeer cookie recipes to go around too. These easy butterbeer cookies may just be one of our favorite Harry Potter foods! Loaded with butterscotch and white chocolate chips, they’re the perfect treat for your next movie night!

Butterbeer poke cake with Harry Potter books

Butterbeer Poke Cake

This Butterbeer Poke Cake, filled with sweet butterscotch pudding, is super easy to make and so delicious! Make it for your next wizarding party or just a fun treat for a rainy day!

Butterbeer Frosting Board Story Poster Image

Butterbeer Frosting Board

Butter boards may be all the rage these days but we’re all about the this delicious Butterbeer Frosting Board. It’s a fun and easy dessert recipe that’s perfect for any Harry Potter party or movie night! 

Hand holding a butterbeer ice cream cone

Butterbeer Ice Cream

There aren’t many delicious treats we love more than ice cream. That’s why, when we can’t make it to Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour, we make our own Butterbeer Ice Cream recipe! The bonus is that since it’s no churn, this recipe is pretty simple to make.

Butterbeer Cookies

You’ll need something to eat with your butterbeer and these Butterbeer Cookie Mugs from Hungry Happenings look pretty tasty!

Butterbeer Muddy Buddies for a different kind of Harry Potter recipe

Butterbeer Muddy Buddies

Take traditional muddy buddies to the next level with Butterbeer Muddy Buddies instead. I may even whip up a batch and give them as gifts to all my Harry Potter loving friends.

Butterbeer pancakes for web story

Butterbeer Pancakes

If you want an entire day filled with delicious treats, why not start it off with some Butterbeer Pancakes! It would make a fun breakfast surprise for your birthday boy or girl. Plus, who wouldn’t want to wake up to find these on the breakfast table!

Harry Potter Drink Recipes (that aren’t butterbeer)

Harry Potter potion recipe

Polyjuice Potion

Whip up a batch of this Polyjuice Potion Punch, then sit back and watch your guests turn into other people! Okay, we know that the stuff in the Harry Potter movies doesn’t actually happen in real life…but it sure would be cool!

Pumpkin Juice with glittery pumpkins

Pumpkin Juice

When the students sat down for meals at the Great Hall, they didn’t drink butterbeer…they drank pumpkin juice. In the wizarding world, it’s the equivalent of orange juice.

That’s why this Pumpkin Juice Recipe makes another great drink option for your party. You’ll just need pumpkin puree, apple juice and a few other ingredients to make a batch of your own.

Harry Potter Cakes And Cupcakes

Harry Potter cake with pink frosting

Hagrid’s Harry Potter Birthday Cake

Just like the cake Hagrid made for Harry’s 11th birthday, this Harry Potter birthday cake is perfect for celebrating birthdays in the most magical way!

Harry Potter cake

Harry Potter Always Cake

When my daughter first asked me to recreate this Harry Potter Cake from Pinterest, I had my doubts. Clearly that one was made by a professional and I wasn’t sure I’d pull it off.

Though it wasn’t quite as extravagant as the original, we were pretty happy with the results. My daughter absolutely loved her cake and in the end, that’s all that matters!

Golden snitch Harry Potter cake

Golden Snitch Cake

Now, if you want to talk about professional cakes, check out this Harry Potter Golden Snitch Cake. Your guests will be amazed when they see this awesome creation!

Harry Potter unicorn cake

Harry Potter Unicorn Cake

Combine Harry Potter with unicorns and what do you get? This adorable Harry Potter unicorn cake. It’s double the magic!

Harry Potter Birthday Cake

This Harry Potter birthday cake, made to look like our favorite wizard, is simple and fits perfectly with any Harry Potter-themed party.

Monster book of monsters cake

Monster Book Of Monsters Cake

This Monster Book Of Monsters cake is way more cute than scary. I think he should be more worried about us biting him than the other way around!

Butterbeer cupcakes with gray napkin

Butterbeer Cupcakes

Harry Potter fans love their butterbeer and it tastes even better in the form of these delicious Butterbeer Cupcakes! Cake mix combined with butterscotch pudding gives you a cupcake that’s full of flavor and the butterscotch frosting makes this delicious recipe even more magical!

Hedwig owl cupcake with Harry Potter letter

Hedwig Inspired Owl Cupcakes

These owl cupcakes are made with Oreo cookies and are as fun to make as they are to eat!

Harry Potter cupcake recipe

Cauldron Cakes

These Harry Potter Cauldron Cakes don’t look like any cupcakes we’ve seen before! Made with chocolate cake and filled with a homemade marshmallow filling, it’s the perfect treat for your dessert table.

Sorting Hat Cupcakes

Let the kids pick one of these Sorting Hat Cupcakes for a fun surprise. Each one contains a different color so they’ll have to take a bite to find out which Hogwart’s House they belong in.

 Harry Potter Pasties And Pies

Harry Potter pumpkin pasties

Pumpkin Pasties

If you want Harry Potter savory recipes, you’ve got to try these yummy looking Harry Potter Pumpkin Pasties. In the world of Harry Potter, pumpkin pasties are said to be similar to a cornish pastry, but filled with pumpkin instead.

They’re normally found on the Hogwarts Express but now you can serve up a batch of your own.

Harry Potter Elves Curry Puffs

Elves Curry Puffs

If they’re good enough for the elves, these savory Elves Curry Puffs are good enough for us too.

Slice of treacle tart topped with whipped cream on a white plate

Traditional Treacle Tart

If you’ve read the Harry Potter books, you already know that the Treacle Tart is Harry’s favorite dessert! The best part about this one is that it’s so simple to make, you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry.

Harry Potter Howlers

Harry Potter Howlers

Normally nobody wants to see one of these show up! However these edible version of Harry Potter Howlers are a lot more fun than the movie ones.

More Harry Potter Food

Harry Potter Acid Pops

Acid Pops

Sold at Honeydukes Sweetshop, acid pops are similar to lollipops but with an unusual twist. They burn a hole in your tongue (which Ron Weasley learned the hard way).

Luckily, muggles like us have nothing to worry about. This fun treat is a much safer version and was one of our favorite Harry Potter recipes to make.

Harry Potter broom


How cute are these Cheese And Pretzel Broomsticks? Not only are they easy to make but they also give kids a healthier alternative to choose from if you’re having a Harry Potter or Halloween party.

Harry Potter recipe for Cockroach Clusters

Cockroach Clusters

Think you could eat a cockroach? How about if it were made with chocolate and pecans? Kids will love being grossed out by these buggy Cockroach Clusters.

Spell book treats

Spellbook Treats

You’ll never guess what’s inside these adorable spellbook treats. I don’t want to ruin the surprise but let’s just say that that your guests are going to love these surprisingly simple, and delicious, snacks!

Golden Snitch Truffles

Golden Snitch Truffles

You’ll have to be fast to get one of these golden snitch truffles before they all fly off the plate. Made with OREO cookies, they’re sure to disappear fast.

Harry Potter cookie recipe

Deathly Hallows Sugar Cookies

If you’re looking for easy Harry Potter cookies, try these Deathly Hallows Sugar Cookies. You can never go wrong with cookies and these fit the theme perfectly.

Golden Snitch candy

Ferrero Rocher Golden Snitches

Not only do these Golden Snitches fit perfectly with the Harry Potter theme, they’re super easy to make too. Just add these printable wings to Ferrero Rocher candies and you’ve got a simple to make treat that tastes delish!

Harry Potter pretzel wands

Harry Potter Pretzel Wands

I’m a huge fan of giving treat bags with food instead of trinkets. The kids always love getting treats to bring home and moms love not having extra toys lying around.

Make these Harry Potter Pretzel Wands and put them in a bag tied with pretty ribbon for the perfect birthday party goodie bag idea.

Butterbeer Popcorn

Butterbeer Popcorn

If you’re having a Harry Potter movie marathon, there’s nothing more perfect than a big bowl of butterbeer popcorn! You can never go wrong with a combination of sweet and salty!

Lemon Drop Candies

Lemon Drop Candies

Dumbledore loved his lemon drops! These Lemon Drop Candies are the perfect mix of sweet and sour and I totally get why it was Dumbledore’s favorite muggle candy.

Sorting hat snacks

Sorting Hat Cookies

What house would the sorting hat put you in? Find out with these fun sorting hat cookies. It’s such a clever idea and the kids will have a blast finding out which house they’ve been assigned to!

Chocolate frogs feature

Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs

Wizards get hungry when they’re riding the Hogwarts Express and if they’re quick enough, they may just be able to satisfy their sweet tooth these chocolate frogs. We made our own chocolate frogs from milk chocolate and they were a big hit…and they didn’t even try to get away!

Monster Book Of Monster Harry Potter recipes

Monster Book Snacks

One of the most recognizable characters in the movies has to be the Monster Book Of Monsters. That’s why I’m loving these Monster Book Snacks!

This would also be a fun party activity. Just set out the ingredients and the kids would have a blast making their own monster.

Butterbeer Sandwich Cookies

Butterbeer Sandwich Cookies

These Butterbeer Sandwich Cookies remind me a lot of whoopie pies…but with a tasty butterbeer twist.

Harry Potter Hot Chocolate Bombs

Harry Potter Hot Chocolate Bombs

I am seriously loving these Harry Potter Hot Cocoa Bombs! They’re so cute and original that it’s almost a shame to ruin them with hot milk…but we’re going to do it anyway!

Which of these Harry Potter recipes will you try first? I think the Harry Potter Howlers would be fun to make and of course I’d have to try the Butterbeer! What Harry Potter food should I add to the list?

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41 Magical Harry Potter Recipes

Author Lisa O’Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
These Harry Potter recipes are just what you need for your Harry Potter party, movie night or just some fun treats on a rainy day!


  • Harry Potter Butterbeer
  • Hot Butterbeer
  • Marshmallow Butterbeer Latte
  • Boozy Butterbeer
  • Butterbeer Jell-o Shots
  • Butterbeer Cookie Mugs
  • Butterbeer Pudding Cookies
  • Butterbeer Muddy Buddies
  • Butterbeer Ice Cream
  • Butterbeer Pancakes
  • Polyjuice Potion Punch
  • Pumpkin Juice Recipe
  • Harry Potter Always Cake
  • Golden Snitch Cake
  • Harry Potter Unicorn Cake
  • Harry Potter Birthday Cake
  • Monster Book Of Monsters Cake
  • Butterbeer Cupcakes
  • Cauldron Cakes
  • Owl Cupcakes
  • Sorting Hat Cupcakes
  • Pumpkin Pasties
  • Elves Curry Puffs
  • Traditional Treacle Tart
  • Treacle Tart With Rosemary & Lemon
  • Harry Potter Howlers
  • Cheese & Pretzel Broomsticks
  • Cockroach Clusters
  • Spellbook Treats
  • Golden Snitch Truffles
  • Deathly Hallows Sugar Cookies
  • Acid Pops
  • Golden Snitch Ferrero Rocher Treats
  • Butterbeer Fudge
  • Harry Potter Pretzel Wands
  • Butterbeer Popcorn
  • Lemon Drop Candies
  • Sorting Hat Cookies
  • Chocolate Frogs
  • Monster Book Snacks
  • Harry Potter Hot Cocoa Bombs


  • Choose your favorite Harry Potter recipe
  • Click through to get all the ingredients and the full recipe.
  • Enjoy!
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  1. Thank you for wonderful ideas and printable snitchwings.

  2. This is such a great collection of HP recipes! I want to have the pancakes just because they look so good! Great resource to have in my collection! Thanks!

    1. I haven’t tried the pancakes yet but they’re at the top of my list! I hope you enjoy them 🙂

  3. I loved the snitch cake and the sorting hat cookies!

    1. Thanks! They’re fun, aren’t they? 🙂

  4. DracoWife says:

    Wow! This help me for the Harry Potter marathon. Thanks!

    1. I’m so glad! We love a good Harry Potter marathon too!!!

  5. This is such a great website my kids love the ideas for HP. and we are having a HP marathon.And it sounds so great!

    1. I’m so glad you’re finding these helpful! We love a good HP marathon…hope yours was tons of fun!!!

    1. These are amazing thank you!
    1. You’re very welcome! Enjoy!

  6. I’ve tried everything to get the recipes and am unable to. I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong.😢

    1. Hi Lynn, You’ll find a link to each recipe in the caption underneath the corresponding image. Hope that helps! 🙂

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