Perfect for putting in your hot chocolate or mug of hot butterbeer if it’s not sweet enough for you already, they would also make magical s’mores, or be great just eaten as a snack. The soft and fluffy yet gooey vanilla marshmallows are swirled with homemade butterbeer, which tastes like a perfect potion of cream soda and butterscotch. They’re definitely what we see when we look in The Mirror of Erised.
The butterbeer marshmallows also carry a fragrance of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves—perfect for fall. Plus, they’re lovingly crafted by hand and prettily packaged, so they make a wonderful gift for your favorite Harry Potter fan, if you can bear to give them up. Incidentally, XO Marshmallow also sells other amazing flavors, like pumpkin spice marshmallows, bourbon marshmallows, and Nutella marshmallows, so those of us with Hagrid-sized appetites can stock up on sweets of all varieties. But butterbeer is September’s special flavor, in honor of the anniversary of Ron, Harry, and Hermione’s first day at Hogwarts.
Should you fail to cast your “Accio, butterbeer marshmallows!” spell in time (that is, if you miss out on purchasing them before September’s over), you can still get your butterbeer fix in the form of homemade desserts. Hungry yet? Always.
If wizards brought birthday treats to class, these would be a natural choice. Toffee bits speckle the buttery cupcakes, which are dipped in butterscotch sauce and topped with a fluffy butterbeer frosting. We wouldn’t mind putting a Doubling Charm on these so we’d never run out. Get the recipe.
This delightful confection has layers of butterbeer flavored cake sandwiched together with brown butter vanilla buttercream, and is topped with butterscotch ganache—and golden snitches! No need to race after these, though there may still be some competition over who gets one. Get the recipe.
We could see this fudge being offered on the Hogwarts Express sweets trolley, along with chocolate frogs and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans. It mimics the sweet taste and foam-topped appearance of butterbeer, but in a more easily portable form. Get the recipe.
No-churn ice cream already seems like magic. Make it taste like butterbeer and you’ll be totally under its spell. While you could eat this from a bowl, we’d have to go with cones since they kind of look like the Sorting Hat. Get the recipe.
Butterbeer meets rich, creamy chocolate in these warm, cozy drinks. Pumpkin makes them especially suited to fall (though if you’d prefer a version without, try this butterbeer hot chocolate instead), and the optional hit of bourbon is perfect if you’re not serving these to house elves (or little children). You’ll be transported straight to The Three Broomsticks when you make this. Get the recipe.
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