Monday, July 11, 2011

Cockroach Clusters

I’m personally not a big fan of cockroaches, killing many of them living in the freshman dorms. Cockroach clusters are a better alternative to the real thing.

In Prisoner of Azkaban on page 197, we hear about said candy. Ron and Hermione are at Honeyduke’s at Hogsmeade while Harry is sneaking up on them thanks to the Marauder’s Map and the Invisibility Cloak.

Ron and Hermione were... examining a tray of blood-flavored lollipops. Harry sneaked up behind them.

"Ugh, no, Harry won't want one of those, they're for vampires, I expect," Hermione was saying.

"How about these?" said Ron, shoving a jar of Cockroach Clusters under Hermione's nose.

"Definitely not," said Harry.

Ron nearly dropped the jar.

6 oz. melted chocolate
6 oz. peanuts (unsalted) OR chow mein noodles OR pretzel sticks
chocolate sprinkles (optional)
(again lots of options, some recipes have raisins in them, pumpkin seeds, corn flakes, so customize it to your liking)

1. Melt chocolate in double boiler or microwave.
2. Stir in peanuts.
3. Drop onto wax Paper.
4. Before chocolate sprinkle the sprinkles onto each cluster...enjoy! Yes I did word it like that on purpose.
**I'm really sorry I have no idea what's going on with the fonts


Anonymous said...

Have you thought about using pecans as the cockroaches? They might look like them once they're covered in chocolate.

Anna said...

That sounds really good, I'll have to try that when I make them again for Halloween!