“Reckon Fred’d take a bit of Cockroach Cluster if I told him they were peanuts?”
-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling
If Ron thinks Fred might confuse a cockroach cluster for a peanut, I can only assume they don’t get the big honking cockroaches we get here in Australia…
Now, to be honest, I can only assume cockroach cluster is inspired by something like peanut clusters (which might be why Fred would confuse it in the first place). In which case, you could just melt milk chocolate, then stir in roasted peanuts, before dropping tablespoonfuls onto a baking paper lined tray. But I wanted to make something, I dunno, cockroachy.
I’ve always had this deep fear that I’d unknowingly reach into a bag of pitted dates and not be able to tell the difference between a date and a cockroach. So I’m turning this fear into a Honeydukes inspiration. Fortunately, this flavour combo is nothing to hesitate over. It may look like cockroach, but it certainly doesn’t taste like a disgusting critter.
As for them being a cluster, my thought is that they’re sold in a jar together (clustered together), rather than attached in a cluster.
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