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Chocolate Balloon Bowls

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


8 bowls

Enlist the kids to help create these DIY dessert bowls. It's a fun project, and an ideal make-ahead treat for holiday dinners and birthday parties. —Sarah Farmer, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Chocolate Balloon Bowls Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 8 small balloons, filled with air and tied
  • 24 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped, melted and cooled
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped, melted and cooled
  • Optional: Mousse, ice cream, sorbet, assorted fresh fruit and assorted candies


  1. Clean balloons with a damp paper towel. Drop chocolate, 1 tablespoon at a time, 2-3 in. apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet to make 8 circles. Pour remaining bittersweet chocolate into a medium bowl.
  2. Drizzle 1 tablespoon white chocolate over bittersweet chocolate in bowl. Swirl with a toothpick or wooden skewer. Holding the tied end, dip 1 balloon halfway into bowl of melted chocolate, rolling back and forth to coat; allow excess to drip off. Repeat with remaining balloons, adding 1 tablespoon white chocolate and swirling before dipping each balloon.
  3. To secure balloons, lightly press each, dipped side down, onto a chocolate circle; wait a few seconds before releasing pressure. Refrigerate until set, 5-10 minutes. Gently pop balloons; discard. Fill bowl as desired, with mousse, ice cream, sorbet, fresh fruit or candy.

Nutrition Facts

1 bowl: 592 calories, 36g fat (23g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 15mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.

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