Chocolate Balloon 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
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
- 8 small balloons, filled with air
- 24 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped, melted and cooled
- 6 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped, melted and cooled
- Assorted sprinkles, optional
- Mousse, ice cream, sorbet, assorted fresh fruit and assorted candies, optional
- Clean balloons with a damp paper towel. Drop chocolate, 1 tablespoonful at a time, 2-3 in. apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. There should be eight circles. Pour remaining bittersweet chocolate into a small bowl.
- Drizzle 1 tablespoon white chocolate over bittersweet chocolate. 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, adding 1 tablespoon white chocolate to bittersweet chocolate before dipping each remaining balloon.
- To secure balloons, lightly press each one 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 as desired, with mousse, ice cream, sorbet, fresh fruit or candy.
Nutrition Facts1 bowl: 592 calories, 36g fat (23g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 15mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.
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Originally published as Chocolate Balloon Bowls in Taste of Home November 2015