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Fizzing Whizbees

Overview


Name: Fizzing Whizbees

Inspired by: Harry Potter

Serving Size: 12 fizzing whizbees (version 1)

"Seen the Fizzing Whizbees, Harry?" - Ron

Chef's Note

A true fizzing whizbee is a sherbert ball that's supposed to make you float several inches off the ground. This may be because they contain dried stingers from billywigs - insects that, if they sting you too much, can cause uncontrollable levitation.

Using billywig parts in food, however, isn't appetizing for everyone. In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, "last time I eat them" is scrawled in the margin.

Here are two billywig-free ways of making fizzing whizbees, which I hope you'll enjoy. The first is inspired purely from the books, and a variation has been featured on Mugglenet (invented by Sierra). The second is similar to what they serve at Honeydukes at Universal Studios Orlando. No billywigs were harmed in the testing of these recipes!

Recipe

Fizzing Whizbees #1, inspired by the books


You will need:

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 packet of Kool-Aid unsweetened drink mix (any flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda, plus more as desired
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil

Instructions:

  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. (If you want a stronger fizz, you can add baking soda by the 1/2 teaspoon. Be careful to not add too much, or the taste will be overpowering.)
  2. Melt coconut oil (about 15 seconds in the microwave) until it is in a liquid form.
  3. Stir into dry ingredients, one tablespoon at a time until the dough becomes moldable. (The consistency should be like play-doh. If it is too sticky, add more confectioner's sugar.)
  4. Roll dough into 1" balls. (You can mix flavors for a marbled effect.)
  5. Place balls on wax paper to dry until hardened (at least 24 hours or up to 1 week). They should be completely hardened before you eat them.

Fizzing Whizbees #2, inspired by Honeydukes at Universal Studios


You will need:

  • Bee-shaped candy mold
  • Melting chocolate (such as candy melts)
  • Pop rocks (any flavor)

Instructions:

  1. Melt chocolate according to package instructions.
  2. Pour chocolate into pastry bag, and pipe into molds so that you just cover the bottom.
  3. Sprinkle Pop Rocks evenly over the chocolate in each mold.
  4. Cover the Pop Rocks with more chocolate, and completely fill the mold.
  5. Smooth the surface with a knife or toothpick, and allow chocolate to set.
  6. Pop out of the mold and enjoy the fizz!

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