Monday, April 9, 2012

Exploding Bonbons

My friends, we have finally reached the last item in this epic sentence (only took us a whole month, oy):

"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).

The question of the hour thus becomes how to make bonbons explode... I hope you like my solution! 

You Will Need:
melting chocolate
Zotz (remember this classic candy? It's a hard candy filled with acidic sugar, and if you chomp down on it, it sure does feel like an explosion!)

1. Melt your chocolate according to the manufacturer's instructions.
2. Roll your unwrapped Zotz, one at a time, in the melted chocolate and place on a sheet of wax paper.

3. Allow the melted chocolate to set, and enjoy!

These are some very surprising bonbons! Not only are they worthy of Honeydukes, but they would fit in with the merchandise at Zonko's or Weasley's Wizard Weazes as well! The people who tried mine all had fabulously funny reactions when the candy exploded :) I don't think I'll make them again, since chocolate and acid-filled candy aren't really my favorite combination, but they sure were fun! Enjoy!

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