Saturday, August 9, 2014

How To Make Chocolate Dessert Bowls

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.  

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  • 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)


  1. These look divine!
    Thanks for sharing. I have definitely learnt something new today and will give it a go x

    hugs sally x

  2. Just when I thought I had seen enough you give me more !!!!! Love this share xo
    Btw I nominated you for a VIB Award details are on my page xo

  3. How clever! I would never have thought to use the balloon. Love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. Visiting from the linky climb and I have to pin this post!! What a great idea!

  5. Hi Angel! What a great idea! I'm definitely going to give this a try. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Oh, these are so good. Thanks for showing how to do this.

  7. Wow! Those look amazing and not terribly difficult to make :) What a wonderful Linky!!! Thanks!

  8. I have seen this done but wasn't sure how labor intensive it was. Thanks for sharing with us at The Southern Special
    Spatulas On Parade

  9. oooo they look yummy I am going to try that for sure. Thanks for sharing and nice to find you via the blog hop. Hope you have a lovely weekend

  10. I love this tutorial about making chocolate cups, they really can out very nice. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  11. This is good to know and would be so cute for a special dinner...maybe over the holidays! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  12. I just love these little chocolate bowls! They make any dessert seem so fancy and fun. Awesome tutorial. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  13. Angel, my kids just love this idea and can't wait until I try it! :-) Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I always look forward to seeing what you share each week.