ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Chocolate Candy Frogs

Updated on April 3, 2013

Chemistry of Chocolate Candy Frogs

You might think that this article is only about sweet treats but it is also about chemistry. Today we will be mixing up a batch of chocolate, measuring the temperature and pouring the chocolate into frog shaped molds. Watch as the chocolate cools and solidifies. You will soon have dozens of chocolate frogs and have learned a bit about chocolate candy chemistry.

Frog shaped candy. Some children look forward to frog candy for Halloween. Some children hope for frog chocolates in their Christmas stockings. Crispy frog chocolates are delightful for Easter. How about some frog candy for Valentine's Day? Any day would be a great day for frog candy!

Photo Credit: Frosted Frog Prince and Princess Lollipops (1 dz)

Available on Amazon

Chocolate Candy Chemistry with Alton Brown - Good Eats - Fudge Factor

It turns out the secret to producing the archetypal American candy doesn't lie in the power of chocolate but in the power of crystals. Host Alton Brown helps you to grow your own. (foodtv.com)

Melting Chocolate Frogs

Melting Chocolate Frogs
Melting Chocolate Frogs

Photo Credit: Crunchy Frogs by L. Marie

on Flickr, Creative Commons

When I began researching the topic of creating frog chocolates I had no idea how precise you must measure the temperature of the melted chocolate. If you don't heat it to a high enough temperature it will crumble. If you heat it to too high a temperature it will get too hard. It is important to use a thermometer when melting the chocolate to make sure you are tempering it before pouring it into the chocolate frog molds.

Double Boiler for making Chocolate Frogs! - Melt the chocolate in a double boiler!

Many years ago my grandmother showed me how to use a double boiler. A double boiler gently heats food to a melting point. With puddings, frostings and chocolate, it is very important to bring them gently to a temperature where they melt. If they boil, they will curdle and separate.

A double boiler consists of two pots, one inside the other with water in the bottom pot. Fill the bottom pot half full of water. You can start with cold water but if you have access to hot water you can speed up the process. If you start with cold water, place the pot of water on the stove and heat until the water is at the boiling point. Place the second pot into the first. Keep the fire below the double boiler low enough that the water doesn't boil. Add the chocolate to the top pot. Slowly it will begin to melt. Gently stirring the chocolate or pushing the chocolate against the bottom of the bot will help it to melt faster.

Candy Thermometer - Candy Thermometer for making Chocolate Frogs!

Using a candy thermometer can help to make your chocolate candy frogs come out perfect every time. Chocolate melts at about the same temperature as your body or about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. That is why chocolate melts in your hand. Using a candy thermometer can help to make sure that the candy reaches the right temperature without getting overheated.

Frog Cookies

Dot Bunn

Available on Allposters

There are several different styles of chocolate candy frog molds. Some chocolate frog molds will create filled chocolates, Some chocolate molds will create frog shaped lollypops. Which shape of chocolate frogs do you prefer?

Photo Credit: Harry Potter Milk Chocolate Frog with Collectible Wizard Trading Card

Available on Allposters

What's better than chocolate frogs? Why, chocolate frogs with Harry Potter trading cards. Chocolate Frogs and Harry Potter trading cards are ideal for Halloween Trick or Treaters, Christmas Stocking and Easter Baskets. Children leap at the idea of receiving chocolate frogs :)

Do you like Chocolate Frogs?

See results

About the Chocolate Frog Lady!

Writing about Chocolate Candy Frogs!

Find out what I am up to when I am not making chocolate frogs...

Evelyn Saenz: Lensography of a Teacher
My passion is teaching and finding ways to teach children in fun, hands-on, creative ways. The unit studies I make on Squidoo reflect my view that learning s...


Come write about Chocolate Candy Frogs on Wizzley, a fun and easy place to express your opinion:

What would you do with chocolate frogs?

Commenting on Candy Frogs

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Heather426 profile image

      Heather Burns 

      6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Happy Easter with the frogs:) Frog candy is fine since it's chocolate!

    • Wednesday-Elf profile image

      Wednesday-Elf 

      6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Looks yummy. Kids love frogs AND chocolate, so what a great combination.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)