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Peppermint Toads | Harry Potter

  • Author: Bryton Taylor @ Food in Literature
  • Yield: 8 toads 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup thickened cream
  • 6 drops food-grade peppermint oil
  • food gels- green and brown
  • toad chocolate mould


  1. In a medium sized saucepan, over medium heat, mix together the sugar, corn syrup, cream of tartar, and cream.
  2. Boil to the soft ball stage (235° F or 113°C).
  3. Let cool for a few minutes before adding in the peppermint oil.
  4. To make toad-like, use a half-half mix of green and brown food colour gel.
  5. Stir until completely mixed together.
  6. Lightly powder the moulds.
  7. Spoon into the moulds and set aside to cool.
  8. Once cool, press out of molds (don’t leave for too long, otherwise they become difficult to pop out.)


Adapted from Candymaking at Home (1915). Can be found on