Mandrake Dirt Cups [Video] – Harry Potter Food Ideas

Mandrake Dirt Cups [Video] – Harry Potter Food Ideas

It’s Harry’s birthday month! And I’m celebrating with a few new Harry Potter recipes!

First up is my mandrake dirt cups recipe which brings a magical twist to the classic “dirt and worms” dessert. But instead of worms, I’ve added chocolate covered strawberries that are decorated to look like mandrakes!

This recipe is not only delicious — who doesn’t love chocolate covered strawberries — but it is also super simple and doesn’t require a fancy ingredient list!

Watch the Video Tutorial

How to Make Edible Mandrake Dirt Cups Inspired by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

What You Need:

  • Instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups of cold milk
  • Strawberries
  • Melting chocolate
  • Chocolate warmer (optional)
  • Chocolate cookie crumbs
  • Black icing
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small bowl for display
  • Terra cotta pot for display
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Toothpicks

Prepare your instant chocolate pudding according to the box. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the powdered mix and two cups of cold milk for about two minutes until thickened.

Pour the thickened pudding into the smaller bowl and set in the refrigerator to chill.

Next, melt your chocolate in a chocolate warmer or in the microwave. Dip each of your strawberries and cover in chocolate, but leave the green leaves exposed (this will be the Mandrake’s hair/foliage). Set your chocolate covered strawberries on a piece of wax paper to dry/ harden.

While the chocolate is still soft, use a toothpick to add a few indents for lines or wrinkles on the mandrake’s face.

Use black icing to add two eyes and a mouth for each mandrake.

Once your mandrake strawberries are finished, it’s time to pot them in your chocolate pudding with chocolate cookie “dirt” crumbs!

Place your bowl of chocolate pudding in the terra cotta pot.

Cover the top of the pudding with crushed chocolate cookie crumbs.

Place the chocolate covered strawberries, aka mandrakes, directly into the pudding so that their faces and leaves are exposed.

Depending on the size of your bowl, you may have leftover mandrakes to enjoy. You could also use smaller pots to create individual servings!

While no magic is required for this recipe, I did keep my wand handy… just in case!

Are you planning a Harry Potter themed party? Check out my comprehensive Harry Potter party planning post!

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