Ever wonder how to make those cute little chocolate dessert cups? They look so adorable and you can fill them with anything you like. Well, me too. So I thought I would share what I found.
- Chop or break up the chocolate into small pieces before melting. This aids the melting process and reduces the chances of burning the chocolate.
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. This step requires constant supervision, as chocolate burns easily.
- Stir the melting chocolate often. If you're melting it in a pan or double boiler, stir constantly on low heat until the chocolate is fully melted.
- Check the melting chocolate every 30 seconds. If you're melting the chocolate in a microwave, set it to cook for 30 seconds. Check and stir before returning it to cook for another 30 seconds.
- Remove the melted chocolate from the heat source when it has a smooth, silky consistency. Now it's time to quickly create your cups.
- Dip blown-up balloons in the batch of warm chocolate. Cover the balloon three quarters of the way with chocolate. Buy the size of balloons that fits the size of the cups you want to create.
- Create a thin layer of chocolate around each balloon. Avoid making it too thick; a thin covering works well.
- Place the chocolate covered balloons on a sheet of waxed or parchment paper. Allow them to dry/cool. for up to 30 minutes. Alternatively, place the balloons in the refrigerator for faster cooling time.
- Pop the water balloon once the chocolate has cooled and has set. Make sure a full 30 minutes has passed if you're unsure whether the chocolate is ready.
- Gently prick the top of the balloon with a thin needle to release the air; do this carefully so the balloon doesn't explode.
- Allow the balloon to deflate and line the bottom of your cup. Wait for all the air to be released before proceeding to gently remove the balloon from your chocolate cup.
There you have it. Now fill with whatever goodie you like and EAT!
(found on Wikihow and Google)