Christmas movies and books are the most cozy of comforts during the holiday season, but when there’s delicious fictional treats involved, they can be quite tantalizing. Oh, how we wish we could get our hands on some of these mouth-watering delights. Just for fun, let’s see if you can get through this list without getting hungry! If all else fails, you can try your hand at their DIY recipes!
Here are the seven fictional Christmas treats that we wish we could try:
Butter Beer from the Harry Potter series
Who hasn’t dreamed of walking through Hogsmeade and partaking in a frothy glass of spiced butter beer? I certainly have (several times), and, sadly, the many substitutes provided in Universal’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter just don’t do the trick. Nothing compares to the authenticity of that onscreen delectable beverage, however, you can find many DIY recipes for and varieties of butter beer online. Good luck in your search for the perfect butter beer recipe to enjoy by the fireside this Christmas! Trust me, I can relate in the struggle.
2. Buddy the Elf’s Special Spaghetti
“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.”
This one isn’t exactly fictional, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to try! From the iconic Christmas movie, Elf- starring actor and comedian Will Ferrell- Buddy the elf’s special spaghetti gets me every time! It starts with the traditional pasta and red sauce combination, and then is embellished with only the best of sweet treats and gooey goodness, including marshmallows, m&ms and pop tarts. Then, top it all off with maple syrup and chocolate syrup! I know this sugar bomb is a controversial concoction, but honestly, what’s not to love? Ferrell makes it look incredible enough to eat with your bare hands. Try it for yourself!
3. Roast Beast From How The Grinch Stole Christmas
What in the world is roast beast?! We don’t know, but it looks oh so good. When the Christmas turkey is cooked a little too dry, and your table of sides is wanting a moist and meaty entree, a magnanimous dish like the steamy roast beast that the Grinch cuts into in How the Grinch Stole Christmas looks like the perfect savory and satisfying meal. Sadly, the likely beast utilized in this classic story has not yet been found n the wild, but you can endeavor to make your own with this tasty recipe!
4. Judy’s Hot Cocoa From The Santa Claus
“Not too hot… extra chocolate… shaken, not stirred.”
Don’t you wish you could take a sip of Judy the elf’s delicious hot chocolate; the recipe that she spent 1200 years perfecting? The Santa Claus is one of my top favorite Christmas movies, but I’ve always watched Scott Calvin (played by tim Allen) in this scene with the upmost envy. If you’re eternally thirsty for the perfect chocolate drink, like me, check out this recipe to create a Judy’s hot cocoa of your very own.
5. The Candy house from Hansel and Gretel
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted tot are a go at the candy house in Hansel and Gretel, whatever the wicked cost. I would definitely fly into a frenzy at the sight of this sugarcoated home. Imagine if we could enjoy such an artful installation without the risk of death by an evil witches crooked hand? I’m still on the look out for just the one, but until then, here’s a glimpse at the perfect gingerbread house templates!
6. Seed Cakes From The Hobbit
“I don’t mind some cake — seed-cake, if you have any,” said Balin.
“‘Lots!’ Bilbo found himself answering, to his surprise; and he found himself scuttling off , too, to the cellar to fill a pint beer-mug, and then to a pantry to fetch two beautiful round seed-cakes which he had baked that afternoon for his after-supper morsel.”
At the start of the iconic children’s story, and the introduction to the realm of Middle-earth, The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins begins by offering these delectable morsels to his dwarfish guests: seed cakes! Although this dessert/breakfast dish was invented for this fantastical story, you can still get a taste of the shire’s cozy hobbit home culture with this seed cake recipe!
7. Krabby Patties in Plankton’s Christmas Surprise
If there’s one fictional meal that I instantly think of when asked, that I’ve dreamed of tasting since childhood, it’s the Krabby Patty. What I would give to get just a bite of this oh so delicious looking patty and its jellyfish jelly! It’s a crime that for as many hours I spent watching Spongebob (and watching all characters eat and enjoy the Krabby Patty) that I can never try it myself. Although “the Krabby Patty formula is the sole property of the Krusty Krab and may only be discussed in part or in whole with its creator Mr. Krabs. Duplication of this formula is punishable by law. Restrictions apply, results may vary,” you can still try your hand at creating a Krabby Patty of your own with this recipe.
Give these recipes a go and see if you can create some of these fictional delicacies this Christmas!