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. I 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! Ingredients:
Bada Bing Bada Boom Candy Melts OR V125 Indulgence Couverture Chocolate (requires tempering) Crisco Spray
You'll also Need:
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Balloons Bowls 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:
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. 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. Melt or temper the chocolate using instructions that came with your chocolate. Ideally, use a double boiler (or a double boiler...