Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Chocolate Bowls

I have to admit, there really isn't much of a "recipe" here. I made these Easter weekend to serve our dessert in. I wanted a dessert that was single serving - easy to serve & not worry about pie pieces coming out of the pan nicely.

The only ingredient for these is chocolate. Because I didn't want to waste expensive chocolate if these didn't work, I used Nestle's Semi Sweet Chocolate chips.

1. Blow up balloons.

2. Melt chocolate in a double broiler. After the chocolate is melted, you can turn off the stove.

3. Spoon some chocolate onto a plate & spread it around. (This cools the chocolate down so the balloon doesn't pop - you can learn from my experience!)

(Sorry the picture is sideways - I don't know why it's uploading this way!)

4. Gently roll the balloon on the chocolate.

5. Place balloon onto wax paper to cool.

6. Let the chocolate set. You can speed it up by placing in the fridge, but the chocolate may get some spots on it.

7. Once set, cut a very small hole it the top of the balloon. Slowly let the air out of the balloons. As the balloons get smaller, they will pull away from the chocolate. When you get to the bottom, the balloon may stick. VERY slowly, pull the balloon off.

8. Store in a cool place until ready to use. (I made mine 2-3 days early). I made individual French Silk Pies out of these. Watch for my next post for the recipe!



  1. I have been wanting to this out. Thanks for reminding me. They look great!

  2. Nicely done! My mom and I tried this once, and we definitely had the popping problem - there was chocolate all over the kitchen. Yikes. If I try them again, I'll definitely use your trick.

  3. so cool! I'm definitely going to try this!

  4. Hello! I saw your recipe on TasteSpotting! This is such a clever idea & I look forward to trying it in the future! I'm gonna be a follower now :D Look forward to reading your posts!

  5. ahhhhhhh cool!!!! it looks easy....hehehhe. but then yeah, it might be tricky trying to avoid the balloon from popping ;))

  6. These can be tricky to make, I've made them before and covered myself and kitchen in chocolate! Careful that your chocolate is not too hot or your balloon will pop, sending a chocolate explosion everywhere!