Friday, November 19, 2010

Sugared Cinema: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I (2010)

It all ends here.

As Harry Potter Week draws to a close, I just wanted to thank you guys for politely putting up with my fanaticism (smiling through clenched teeth, I'm sure) but most of all, for taking the time to comment and enter the giveaway!  I really enjoyed reading all of your movie-going quirks and techniques...who knew snack smuggling was such a common thing?  If anyone figures out a way to sneak in beer (oh hai Mia and Kristin) without it getting warm or losing its fizz, find me.

Without further ado, the winner of the $25 Fandango Movie Gift Card giveaway is:


Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-11-19 12:04:11 EST 

Congratulations Jami!  Send me your email address at threebakingsheets [at] yahoo [dot] com.

For the last HP-related recipe, I was feeling inspired by Fred and George Weasley, who are known for always injecting some humor into an otherwise dreary situation.  Dark times are ahead...might as well go out with a bang, right?

Exploding Bonbons
Recipe from

Here's what you'll need:

6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped or chips
4 ounces heavy cream
5 packets of Pop Rocks
12 ounces chocolate candy coating (for dipping)

Pour the chocolate into a medium heat-safe bowl.

In a small saucepan set over medium heat, bring the cream to a simmer.

Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let it sit for a minute.  Whisk the chocolate and cream until smooth.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the ganache chill in the fridge for 3 hours while you watch Half-Blood Prince to recap.

Line a baking sheet with foil.  Scoop small amounts of ganache into your hand and roll into 3/4-inch balls.  The chocolate needs some coercing when you're trying to make them round.  Really get into it.  Don't be afraid to make that truffle your bitch.

After you've rolled them all out, pour 4 packages of Pop Rocks onto a shallow plate.  I found these Candy Cane flavored Pop Rocks at Michael's but you can use any flavor you want.

Roll the balls in the Pop Rocks and return to the baking sheet.

 Slide the pan of truffles into the freezer for 5-10 minutes while you prepare the dipping chocolate.  If you can't fit them in the freezer, the fridge is fine, too.

In a small bowl, melt the chocolate candy coating according to the directions on the package.

Take the truffles out of the fridge.  One by one, dip them in the melted chocolate, making sure they're fully covered.  Use a fork to lift them out, tapping the side of the bowl to take off any excess chocolate.  Place them on the baking sheet and sprinkle some of the Pop Rocks from the remaining package on top as a cute garnish.

Educational Decree Number Sixty-Seven:  Exploding bon-bons are no longer permitted to explode. Hand in immediately to Ministry disposal unit.
Umbridge can bite me.

Alright, go on.  Go and enjoy your weekends, everyone.


  1. Exploding bon bons? You. Are. Hilarious. Ooh and they look like they taste wonderful!

  2. Can I just tell you how fun it was to watch you in action? A special thanks for hooking us up with a few exploding bonbons of our own yum! We'll be enjoying them after dinner tonight. ;) Love you! xoxo

  3. Thanks guys :D ow go see the movie, damn it! Except you, Liam. And your wife. Wait for Sunday.

    Manda - hopefully they still have some snap to them when you eat them tonight. Thanks for your help, Mandito <3

  4. Oh my gosh, these are AWESOME! Can't wait to try them!

  5. man I love sugared cinema! Have fun

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE all the HP treats. I am just counting the days till I get to see the new movie (day after Thanksgiving). Oh, and the mini pies in your other post look perfect!

  7. weasley twins for president! other than Lupin, they were my faves. {sniffle}
    seriously, pop rocks make all treats better!

  8. Tracy, Jennifurla - thank you ladies!

    Ms. Meanie - I'm jumping out of my robes, I'm so excited for the movie. So nice to see you back and blogging again :)

    Angry Asian - Oh Lupin. I loved him and Tonks. I wish Teddy got to...I need to stop before I have a breakdown.

  9. LOVE these! I want to give these as gifts and not tell them about the "exploding" part...(teehee, giggle giggle).

  10. I'm not a huge Harry Potter fan, but could eat these truffles without complaint! I love the exploding surprise :)

  11. I'm gonna have to try to make these! :)

  12. This is such a fantastic idea! How many does this recipie make?

  13. I love the chocolate balls. They look extremely yummy. I love how the put the Harry Potter movie into two parts.

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  15. How many days do you think these would last? I'm trying to figure out how far in advance I could make them.

  16. Millones de gracias! Tu artĂ­culo es perfecto.

  17. Increible post! Mil gracias por ello