Dumbledore’s Secret Stash

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Without J.K. Rowling, we might have forgotten magic. Without her, we would not have known Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson. Britain’s best actors would not have had the chance to revert to a world of wonder – who knew 12-year-olds around the world would find themselves enchanted by (and slightly afraid of) Maggie Smith?

I know I wasn’t the only one who absolutely loved seeing kids all over the place reading books as fast as they could. As someone who grew up reading as much as possible, it had been disheartening to watch the shift over to video games and less creative play. Harry Potter brought us back to our imaginations.

Dumbledore's Secret Stash - In honor of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, try these rum chocolates - sure to have been a treat in Albus Dumbledore's secret stash.

I was 18 when the first book came out, so I didn’t grow up along with the Hogwarts kids. Or maybe I did. After all, the time after leaving your parents’ house and before you have your own children is when the most growing-up happens.

It’s true that I didn’t have to battle dark wizards, but we all have our own demons, and the struggle toward what is right is often reflected in our everyday lives. Maybe we’re Muggles, but we all have a little wizarding blood in us too.

Dumbledore's Secret Stash - Rum Chocolates

Everyone who has read the Harry Potter series knows that Albus Dumbledore is a candy aficionado. And, well, when you’re that old and hanging around a bunch of teens and pre-teens, you’ve got to keep your blood sugar up.

Patiently guiding students year after year can drive someone a little batty. I’ve always thought that if the books weren’t a children’s series, we would have heard about the tippling tendancies of the Hogwarts teachers. You know McGonagall likes to relax with a highball after lights out. One would only hope that Dumbledore would have left a cache of these chocolates ready for the next headmaster.

Dumbledore's Secret Stash - In honor of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, try these special candies - sure to have been a treat in Albus Dumbledore's secret stash.
Rum Chocolates

Dumbledore’s Secret Stash

Homemade candy filled with rum
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 177 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup dark chocolate candy melts
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate
  • 2-3 teaspoons light rum
  • Candy molds
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

  • Pour candy melts into a microwave safe bowl and melt for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat.
  • In a small saucepan bring cream to a light simmer. Add chocolate and remove from heat. Stir until all chocolate has melted. Whisk in rum; taste and adjust rum levels if needed.
  • Pour a dollop of melted dark chocolate into each mold cavity. Using the paintbrush, guide chocolate up sides to cover cavity. Pop mold into the freezer for a couple of minutes.
  • Remove, and pour a little bit of rum chocolate into the cavity – not too much! You need to leave space at the top for the candy bottom.
  • Spoon dark chocolate over the top of each cavity, making sure to completely cover the filling. Once filled, gently tap mold on the counter to even out bottoms and release any trapped air bubbles.
  • Put in freezer for 10-15 minutes before removing candies from mold by turning upside-down and tapping on the counter. Decorate with a paintbrush dipped in lustre dust, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 177 kcalCarbohydrates: 17 gProtein: 2 gFat: 11 gSaturated Fat: 7 gCholesterol: 14 mgSodium: 24 mgFiber: 1 gSugar: 15 g
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6 Comments

  1. I’m not the biggest Potter fan. My daughter who is about your age is. To the point of driving me a bit nuts sometimes with her HP fanaticism. My not being nuts is probably derived mostly from her being over the top nuts!

    But all you say is true and when sick to the point of being bedridden for almost a week a couple of years ago…I read each book (followed with the DVD) and have a better appreciation for her ‘nuttiness.’

    All you say is true and I even went to a Halloween party as McGonagall once. You’ve made a reference to her that makes that costume even more fitting for me and you know I would LOVE these treats. Very cool.

  2. Oh I know a few girls that would love to get a box of these. What a great idea for a party favor too. I see Dumbledore treat making for the holidays.

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