Harry Potter Microwave Food Ideas
My kids absolutely love Harry Potter. Why? Who knows, maybe it’s the magic, maybe it’s all in the story, but they love it when I read the books to them or put the first few movies on. The best part is that I can literally make tons of snacks in the microwave for them (an idea I had received from a friend and then increased via Google). So far I have made hot dog wands with bread cauldrons and cheese dip, butter beer for late night cartoons on the weekends, and pumpkin pasties. I have a few inventions of my own that I have tested in the microwave, some great, some not so much. But if your child likes Harry Potter as much as mine, then the microwave can definitely be your best buddy for some cool snacks for the kids.
Another thing I recently did with my microwave oven is cookies in the shape of wands and cauldrons and the hat that chooses houses. That one the kids loved a lot. Anything that you can think of can be made into a Harry Potter snack and tossed in the microwave. Here is the ultimate idea for a Saturday night, especially if you want the kids to trot to bed afterwards. Layout a blanket in the living room, put down table mats, then prepare some popcorn caramel wands, cups of warm butter beer, and let them watch the first two movies (the most innocent in my honest opinion). The kids will love the snacks and the butter beer will prepare them for a nice long sleep after the movies, and even during in most cases. I find that Saturday nights are the best days to do this since they aren’t in school all day and running around has already prepared them for an early bed time.
Now that I have used Harry Potter, I believe I am going to go ahead and try with other kids favorites. The first on my mind at the moment has to be the Penguins of Madagascar. My kids love the movies and love the show, so I believe that will be my next stop. There are many characters to work with and since I found a microwave oven brownie recipe, I think I will go with some lemur brownies, and then do some mini penguin cakes with black, white, and orange frosting. Since they are microwavable, I don’t have to spend all night on them either, just mix it up, put it in the microwave safe dish and then cut them out. I think it is a fantastic idea.
Funny thing is before my friend mentioned it, I hadn’t even really thought of using movie and cartoon characters and items to entertain the kids, but they have loved it so much since. If you have kids then you definitely want to use some microwave oven recipes to entertain the masses. It will even make your life that much easier.
Recipe: Witchy Broomstick Brownies
Serving Size: Makes approximately 24 brownies
- 1 cup of flour
- ¾ of a cup of margarine or butter
- 2 ½ cups of cold milk
- 2 cups of sugar (granulated)
- 2 packets (2 x 4-serving packets) of instant vanilla pudding
- 4 eggs
- 4 squares of unsweetened baking chocolate (Baker’s brand preferred)
- Food coloring – red and yellow
Cooking Directions, Microwave & Oven:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees or to 325 degrees if you are baking in a glass baking dish.
- Prepare a baking pan (9×13 inch) by greasing it thoroughly with butter.
- Place margarine (or butter) and squares of chocolate into a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on high for approximately 2 minutes and stir well until the chocolate has melted completely.
- Add the sugar into the dish and mix in with the chocolate.
- Add the eggs and mix together.
- Add in the flour and mix together.
- Pour mixture into the baking pan.
- Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes.
- Straight after removing the cake from oven, use the round handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes in the bottom of the brownies, spread 1 inch apart.
- In a large mixing bowl, pour in the cold milk and the vanilla pudding mixes.
- Whisk mixture for approximately 1 minute.
- Now add in the food coloring: 4 drops of red and 2 drops of yellow, add extra if needed, you want mixture to appear orange.
- As soon as the pudding mixture is ready, pour half of it into the holes in the brownies,
- Allow the rest of the mixture to stand and thicken.
- When ready, drizzle it over the top of the brownies.
- Pop in the refrigerator for approximately 1 hour.
Your witchy brownies are ready to be served!