"He had awoken to find the dormitory deserted, dressed, and gone down the spiral staircase to a common room that was completely empty except for Ron, who was eating a Peppermint Toad and massaging his stomach, and Hermione, who had spread her homework over three tables" (Prisoner of Azkaban 213).
Peppermint Toads are so simple to make, and have such a fun payoff, I will probably be making them nonstop from now on. The only candy that's easier is probably just plain old Chocolate Frogs!
You Will Need:
Melting chocolate (Chocolate chips will yield a very gloopy result). If you haven't tried using Wilton's yet, now is the time!)
1. Melt your chocolate according to the manufacturer's instructions.
2. Add 1 tsp of peppermint extract and mix thoroughly.
3. Pour the minty chocolate into the toad molds and let them set until firm.
4. Place the hardened toads in the freezer for a minute or two, and then pop them out!
What did I tell you? So easy! So delicious! So much fun! Enjoy! ...though I recommend that you don't eat as many as Ron did!