Book Nerd Bites #2 | Baking Wizardry with HARRY POTTER :D

Welcomeeee, Ladies and Gentlemen, to the original monthly feature: Book Nerd Bites! And let’s not forget the creators, the wonderful Cyra, the lovely Kristie, the magical Natasha, the bodacious Valerie, and me, Becca (!) as part of the Book Blogger Creativity Project hosted by Nori of ReadWriteLove28. Every month we’ll be sharing recipes to the most savory dishes inspired by our favorite books. Join in, chums! Just make sure you link back to our post and use #booknerdbites on social media 🙂

YER A BAKING WIZARD, HARRY!

No joke, chums! It’s within you! And if you flip through page upon page of Harry Potter, you’ll find that countless creamy and scrumptious inspirations lie waiting. 

So find yourself an enchanted pair of cooking gloves, because today we’re making Golden Snitch Cake Pops!!


  • One box of good ‘ol cake mix (flavor of your choice)
  • Eggs, oil, or whatever your cake mix requires to bake that cake 😀
  • A spoonful or two of frosting (vanilla is my favorite, but choose whatever floats your boat)
  • Butterscotch chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Lollipop sticks/Bamboo skewers
  • Wax paper

  1. First, put your white chocolate chips on the stove, and watch them magically melt before your very eyes! 
  2. Then, trace the melted chips into wing shapes on wax paper. Let them cool and harden (magically) in the fridge.
  3. Bake that cake! Just follow the instructions on the cake mix box.
  4. TIME FOR SOME MAGICAL FUN! Crumble that cake right up in a bowl.
  5. Mix in one or two spoonfuls of frosting till the cake can be molded into balls. DON’T GO OVERBOARD.
  6. Mold the cake-frosting-mix-thing (I’ve certainly got a magical way with words!) into ping-pong sized balls. 
  7. Place the balls onto their sticks/skewers then into the fridge to firm themselves. Magically, of course.
  8. Now, melt the butterscotch chips. Careful, such magic can leave young wizards in a state of shock. 
  9. Dip the cake pops into the melted butterscotch. Yuuuuuum!
  10. Stick the white chocolate wings into your cake pops before the butterscotch is dry.
  11. Stick those babies in the fridge to commence the magic cooling process.

YOU DID IT! YOU MADE MAGICAL GOLDEN SNITCH CAKE POPS!

There’s no doubt about it, you’re a baking wizard! These cake pops will magically, ya know, just somehow just fly right into your mouth. It must be magic, really.

What Harry Potter themed snacks have you devoured? What’s your favorite food mentioned in the series? Are there any other book-inspired baked goods you’ve got in mind?

Book Nerd Bites #1 | Me Before You + Pecan Pie = ALL THE â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸

Welcomeeee Ladies and Gentlemen, to the original monthly feature: Book Nerd Bites! And let’s not forget the creators,  the wonderful Cyra, the lovely  Kristie, the magical Natasha, the bodacious Valerie, and me, Becca (!) as part of the Book Blogger Creativity Project hosted by Nori of ReadWriteLove28. Every month we’ll be sharing recipes to the most savory dishes inspired by our favorite books. Join in, chums! Just make sure you link back to our post and use #booknerdbites on social media 🙂

Me Before You = TRAGIC. PAINFUL. HEARTBREAKING.

Pecan Pie = The ultimate comfort food.

Basically, after the truly cruel read that Me Before You is, you need a food to cry with, a food to comfort you. You need Pecan Pie!

Don’t you fret, I’m here with the very best recipe 😉


  • 1 sheet (1/2 of 15-oz pkg.) refrigerated 9″ pie crust dough
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark corn sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz. pecan halves, about 1 1/2 cups
  • Sweetened whipped cream and cinnamon, optional

  • Preheat that oven right up to 325 degrees
  • Fit dough into 9″ pie own, fold edges under and flute
  • Freeze until firm, at least 20 minutes
  • In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs; stir in sugar, light and dark corn syrup, butter, vanilla, and salt until combined. 
  • Stir in pecans
  • Pour mixture into pie crust, bake 50-60 minutes or until center is set (Loosley cover edges of pie with foil if they brown too quickly)
  • Cool on rack 1 hour before serving
  • Garnish with whipped cream and/or cinnamon if desired

And now, chums, you’ve got a D E L I C I O U S pie to eat your feelings with. It’s a friend. It’s a pal. It’s a shoulder to cry on.

Share your recipes! Tell me, what does Me Before You make you think of in terms of food? Have any secret family recipes? Will you be joining the feature?