Are you ready for the coolest dessert ever? Today we are making Balloon Chocolate Bowls with fresh berries. What can be more fun than lots of chocolate, balloons and popping balloons on purpose? If you have wacky boys like mine, you are going to love this week’s Mini Chef Mondays post. Balloon chocolate bowls are so impressive, but really easy to make. People think they are super fancy and offer such a beautiful presentation yet they take minutes to make.
To start, you will need a few simple things: melted chocolate candy melts, small balloons (blown up, but keep the size small), filling (fresh berries, ice cream, etc.)
To make the balloon chocolate bowls we melted some chocolate candy melts in the microwave until smooth. I like using candy melts for this project because they melt to a nice, smooth consistency. Once the chocolate was melted we placed a small round of chocolate onto the cookie sheet. The small dollop will dry and become the base for the balloon chocolate bowl. Using slightly cooled chocolate (very important or your balloons will pop), we then dipped the bottom part of the balloon into the chocolate.
This is how the balloon chocolate bowl and base should look.
Allow the chocolate to set for 5-10 minutes (we placed ours in the freezer) before popping the balloons with a pin or the tip of a sharp knife. (My son thought I was such a cool mom for allowing him to handle a knife and pop the balloons).
Once the balloons are popped, you gently peel away the popped balloon from the chocolate bowl (I needed to help with this part).
We then filled the balloon chocolate bowls with fresh berries before dusting them with powdered sugar and topping with whipped cream.
- 1 bag of chocolate candy melts
- fresh berries
- powdered sugar
- Before you begin, make sure to wash and thoroughly dry the balloons. Blow up balloons to small size (about the size of a grapefruit).
- Melt your chocolate using instructions that came with your chocolate (I melted mine in the microwave).
- Let the chocolate cool for 5 - 10 minutes in a bowl that is sized so that you can dip your balloon into the bowl. The chocolate can't be so hot that it will pop the balloon.
- Place six small dollops of chocolate on a cookie sheet with space between each dollop. Dip balloon base in chocolate to cover the bottom.
- After your balloons are finished, move them to a cool area to set up (harden).
- After the chocolate is completely set up, it's time to deflate the balloons. We used a sharp knife to pop the balloon (you could also use a pin) and then gently peel the deflated balloon from the chocolate bowl.
- Fill the bowl with fresh berries, dust with powdered sugar and top with whipped cream. Serve and enjoy!
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- Mexican Mini Lasagnas // Vegging at the Shore
- Color Your Own Cookies // Mom’s Messy Miracles
- Mixed Fruit Challah Bread // O’Boy! Organic
- Carter’s Apple Crumble // Can’t Google Everything
We hope you enjoyed this week’s Mini Chef Mondays. We think these Balloon Chocolate Bowls would be so fun for Valentine’s Day.