Fizzing Whizbees are a Harry Potter treat that you can make on your own and taste just like the real thing!
I took my very first trip to Harry Potter Land in Orlando (look, it has a proper name, but I’m not gonna use it…haha) a couple months ago for a sorority sister’s bachelorette weekend. My pledge sister, Sarah, has been several times and knew what was good to eat and snack on. She bought a box of Fizzing Whizbees and I was instantly hooked. In the books, Fizzing Whizbees are a sherbet-y hard candy. But Harry Potter Land has given it a fresh take and have made them out of chocolate. The concept and recipe are very easy. It’s really all about “the look.” They are supposed to look like bumblebees. So I found these molds (see below) on Amazon that were nearly perfect. And in almost no time at all, I had my very own fizzing whizbees at home.
A helpful tip when dealing with popping candy… It will oxidize with the air, clump up and start popping and absorbing moisture right away. You should probably wait to open the package until you’re ready to pour.
The biggest trick with using candy molds are: they are not as big as you think.
You want to get good first layer, but at the same time, you don’t want to fill them so full that you can’t fit in any candy. Once they’re full however, you can just place them in the refrigerator and let them set. When they’re finished, they will pop out nearly effortlessly. You can use any mold shape you want, but I found these from Amazon, and they’re nearly identical (only missing a set of wings) to the ones at Honeydukes! (This link is an affiliate link, which does not cost you any more to use, but I may receive a small commission based on your purchase.)
I decided to post these in November because I feel like November is always when Harry Potter is on the brain. It’s when the movies used to come out, and they seem to be on at least some channel every day this time of year.
Local Spotlight: I used the amazing milk chocolate callets from Glacier Chocolates for this recipe! I also used them to make these gorgeous pecan turtles!
Have you ever been to Universal? How was it? What did you eat?
- 1/2 pound chocolate melts
- Two packages popping candy
Melt chocolate in glass bowl in the microwave, heating and stirring in 30 second increments.
Carefully fill each mold with a layer of chocolate. Tap on the counter to eradicate bubbles.
Sprinkle popping candy into each mold.
Cover popping candy with more chocolate.
Refrigerate until hardened, pop out of molds, serve and #enJOY!
Naturally gluten free and vegetarian