Chocolate bowls are very easy to make. You do not need professional molds to make these chocolate bowls. Chocolate bowls are handy for holding candies, other chocolates, truffles, berries, strawberries, ice cream, wafers, and more. Let your imagination be your guide!
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- Small balloons
- Good-quality dark chocolate, broken into small pieces (for melting)*
- Double-sided tape
- Ceramic or glass bowls
- Wire rack
Blow up and tie the balloons to the size of a tennis ball or larger desired size.
Place double-sided tape on the bottom of the balloon. To secure, set the taped balloon inside a glass or ceramic bowl.
Place a wire rack over a very large bowl set in your sink. Place the taped balloons into the wire rack set apart from one another.
Melt or temper the chocolate. You don't want to use un-tempered chocolate, because it will get soft at room temperature and your bowls might not hold their shape. Either place into the microwave to melt or use a double boiler (bain marie). Remove from heat and let the melted chocolate cool down. Learn different techniques for How To Melt Chocolate.
While still in melted form spoon the chocolate over the balloon from the center top until coated all the way down the sides. If the coating appears too thin, repeat. If you wish to add shredded coconut, colored sprinkles or sanding sugar do so while the chocolate is still wet on the balloon.
Place the bowl with your coated balloon in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Once the chocolate is completely set and hard, remove from the refrigerator.
Pop the uncoated side of the balloon with the point of a sharp knife or pin and very gradually let the air escape (if air is released too quickly, the bowls may break). Carefully remove or peel away the balloon from the remaining chocolate shape.
Place the chocolate bowl on the individual plate and fill with sorbet, ice cream, fresh fruits, or whatever you desire.
Store chocolate bowls between layers of waxed paper at a cool room temperature.
* You could also use a combination of both white and dark chocolate when making the bowls.
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