Friday, March 16, 2012

Fizzing Whizbees

Our next new item in our list of sweets is one of my very favorite things sold at Honeydukes:

"Creamy chunks of nougat, shimmering pink squares of coconut ice, fat, honey-colored toffees; hundreds of different kinds of chocolate in neat rows; there was a large barrel of Every Flavor Beans, and another of Fizzing Whizbees, the levitating sherbert balls that Ron had mentioned; along yet another wall were "Special Effects" sweets: Droobles Best Blowing Gum (which filled a room with bluebell-colored bubbles that refused to pop for days), the strange, splintery Toothflossing Stringmints, tiny black Pepper Imps ('breathe fire for your friends!'), Ice Mice ('hear your teeth chatter and squeak!'), peppermint creams shaped like toads ('hop realistically in the stomach!') fragile sugar-spun quills, and exploding bonbons" (Prisoner of Azkaban 197).

You may have noticed that according to the grammar in the above sentence, Fizzing Whizbees are "levitating sherbert balls." However, Honeydukes at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter disagrees, as does Dinah Bucholz. The first time I tried Fizzing Whizbees at Honeydukes, I popped one in my mouth and was thrown into a fit of giggles that literally took probably ten minutes to subside. They are simply a joy-inducing sweet. Because of this, today we shall make my interpretation of Universal Orlando's interpretation (and thus approved by J.K. Rowling herself!) of Fizzing Whizbees:

You Will Need:
a bee-shaped candy mold
melting chocolate (I like Wilton Candy Melts)
Pop Rocks of your chosen flavor

1. Melt your chocolate according to the manufacturer's instructions, and scrape into a pastry bag (unless you're using Wilton, in which case you can melt it right in the bag and cut off a corner!).
2. Fill your mold with a small amount of melted chocolate, just covering the bottom.


3. Sprinkle a small amount of Pop Rocks over the chocolate.


4. Cover the Pop Rocks completely with more melted chocolate, filling the mold. Smooth the top with the side of a toothpick or your (washed!) finger.


5. Allow the chocolate to set completely before popping them out of the mold.
6. Enjoy!

These are just like the Fizzing Whizbees I had at Honeydukes, and they're so much fun! I definitely recommend that you give it a try!

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    1. I got mine on Amazon. They have a better selection than most physical stores. You might be able to find the at Michaels, but my store didn't have them. Good luck!

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