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When you're planning a Harry Potter themed party, it's important to offer a Harry Potter Sorting Hat experience so that all of your guests can be “sorted” into their Hogwarts houses. These Peanut Butter-filled Harry Potter Sorting Hats are a fun way to get that done, and they're so easy to make!
A quick search on Pinterest offers lots of different ways to create a Sorting experience for your Harry Potter party, but I hadn't seen anything like this before! I've got Golden Snitch Cereal Treats that work for sorting, and you can wash them down with Homemade Butterbeer, and now we've got some actual Sorting Hat-shaped treats, with the bonus sweetness of peanut butter!
While these take a bit of time to do because of refrigeration in between some steps, they're actually really easy to make and don't take a lot of skill or knowhow to pull off! If you've got a peanut allergy, the directions would work with buttercream frosting too, so don't worry!
Harry Potter Sorting Hat Recipe
- Bugles Snacks
- OREO Thins
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Powdered Sugar
- Candy Melts
- Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow Food Coloring
- Piping Bag
Combine peanut butter and melted butter until smooth. I love this measuring cup for sticky stuff like peanut butter, because it pushes every last bit out. (Thanks to Alton Brown for the recco!)
Once the butter and peanut butter is combined, add 1.5 cups of powdered sugar, and stir until combined, being sure to get all of the lumps out.Once combined, separate the peanut butter equally into four separate bowls, and add several drops of food coloring to each bowl. For the Hogwarts houses, you'll want red for Griffyndor, blue for Ravenclaw, green for Slytherin and yellow for Hufflepuff. It will take more food coloring than you might be used to, because you need to overcome the color of the peanut butter base… if you're using buttercream, you won't need as much!
Stir well until the color is well incorporated.
Using the piping bag and tip of your choice, fill a Bugle snack with the peanut butter mixture. Fill so it overflows slightly, then place the Bugle onto an OREO Thin. The peanut butter should ooze out a bit to act as a “glue” to hold the two pieces together.
Repeat until all Bugles are filled, and then refrigerate for one hour to set the peanut butter mixture.
While hats are in the fridge setting, melt the candy melts using the method shown on the package. Add a spoonful or so of Crisco to help thin the melts and get the chocolate to a thinner dipping consistency.
When dipping the hats, be ready to work quickly. The peanut butter will start melting immediately and the Bugle may fall off the OREO. If that happens, just place it carefully back in place on the OREO and set it on the cooling rack to set.
It may be helpful to use a spoon to pour chocolate over the top to fill in gaps in the coverage.
Put finished Sorting Hats back into refrigerator to finish setting, about one hour.
Peanut Butter Sorting Hats
- 1 C. Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/4 C. Butter, melted
- 1 1/2 C. Powdered Sugar
- Food Coloring (Red, Green, Blue, Yellow)
- Bugles Snacks
- OREO Thins
- Chocolate candy melts
- Combine butter and peanut butter until smooth.
- Add powdered sugar, stir until mixed.
- Separate peanut butter mixture into four bowls
- Adding food coloring for each Hogwarts house.
- Use a piping bag to fill Bugles with peanut butter mixture
- Attach filled Bugle to OREO Thin
- Refrigerate 1 hour to set
- Melt candy melts, adding shortening as needed
- Dip filled hats into chocolate, place on cooling rack to set.
- Place in refrigerator to set
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