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Chocolate Bowls Recipe
This is a fun & easy project, although it can be messy! The chocolate bowls can hold all kinds of goodies including ice cream, mousse, fruit, pretzel sticks, chocolate candy, or any other treat you have in mind. You can get as creative as you want with using white chocolate that has been colored (with specially formulated coloring oils) and coordinate the theme of your party or event.
We recommend making more balloons than you'll need because chances are good that when you deflate some of the chocolate covered balloons the chocolate might fall apart for one reason or another! You can always reuse the chocolate...don't worry!
Before you begin, make sure to wash and thoroughly dry the balloons.
- Bada Bing Bada Boom Candy & Molding Formula OR V125 Indulgence Couverture Chocolate (requires tempering)
- Crisco Spray
You'll also Need:
- Balloons (please note: some people are severely allergic to latex. Make sure that if you use latex balloons anybody eating your bowls know you used balloons to make it)
- Heavy Weight Dipping Sheets
- Don't use water balloons! They will pop.
- The thicker the balloon the better.
- Keep in mind that some people are alergic to latex.
- If you put the chocolate balloons on waxed paper be careful about the corners of the paper curling and touching the chocolate.
- When dipping the
balloons, the longer you leave the balloon in the warm chocolate
the more likely it will pop (which is a mess!!!), so dip fast & do
multiple layers if you need to.
How To Make Chocolate Bowls:
|1.||Blow up balloons and place them in a bowl to hold them upright. Don't blow them to be bigger than 6-8 inches tall. A lot of people like small bowls that are about the size of a coffee cup. It's up to you. Whatever size you blow up the balloon to be will be the size of your chocolate bowl. You might want to make the balloons slightly different sizes for variety.|
|2.||Spray each balloon (the area you'll be putting the chocolate on) with non-stick spray such as Crisco spray so that the chocolate will release easier.|
|3.||Melt or temper the chocolate using instructions that came with your chocolate. Ideally, use a double boiler (or a double boiler insert). Do not let the water touch the bottom of the double boiler. Only let the water simmer. Do not allow it to boil or you may burn the chocolate. If you must use a microwave, melt on medium heat for short periods being very careful not to overheat the chocolate.|
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
There a couple of ways to make your chocolate
bowls - or you can combine the methods for added flare. Either
way, hold the balloon by the knot.
b. For a not solid bowl: Holding the knot, use a spoon to
drizzle the chocolate over the bottom of the balloon going
back and forth in one direction and then in the opposite direction.
When drizzling, cover about half of the exposed balloon. Then
dip the very bottom of the balloon a couple of inches into
the chocolate so you have a nice, solid chocolate bottom. When
doing this, you can use more than one chocolate flavor (or
colored white chocolate) for added design.
|6.||After each balloon is dipped, place on a Heavy Weight Dipping Sheet or waxed paper lined tray. The chocolate will start to settle making a flat bottom for the chocolate bowl.|
After your balloons are finished, move them to a cool area to set up (harden). Hopefully they will fit in your fridge! If so, they will set up in about 10 minutes.
After the chocolate is completely set up, it's time to deflate the balloons. Gently remove the chocolate covered balloon from the dipping sheet. If using waxed paper, you might need to slide a knife around the bottom edge to loosen the bottom of the chocolate bowl. Once you remove the balloon, you can use a hat pin to deflate it or cut a small hole in the top of it to deflate it. Make the hole near the area where the balloon is tied.
As the balloon deflates it will still be attached to the inside of the chocolate. Very slowly peel the balloon away from the chocolate.
You can add additional decorative touches by gently handling the bowl and adding more drizzled chocolate.
|Keep the chocolate bowls cool until you plan to use them!|