I imagine by now many of you are getting tired of the social distancing thing and young kids must find it perplexing. Today we are going to make chocolate bowls using balloons, popping the balloons, and then eating ice cream in your own chocolate bowl! Kids of all ages are amazed these bowls are made of balloons!
- 1 bag chocolate candy coating (or chocolate chips- 12 ounces);
- 1 bag small balloons (water balloons work well or small balloons).
- Start by melting the chocolate candy coating or chocolate chips. Just make sure you bowl of chocolate is larger than your blown up balloons.
- Set the melted coating or tempered chocolate aside to cool so that it is no longer warm to the touch.
- While the chocolate is cooling, blow up the balloons to the size you want your bowls to be and tie them off. There's a chance some balloons might pop or bowls might break, so make a few extra just in case. Cover a baking sheet with waxed paper or foil.
- Hold the balloon by the knot on top and slowly dip the bottom of a balloon in the room temperature chocolate. Move gently to acclimatize the balloon to the temperature. Dip it until the chocolate is the depth you want your bowls to be.
- Gently remove the balloon from the chocolate, and set it carefully on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until you've dipped all of your balloons, plus your extras.
- Let the balloons sit at room temperature until the chocolate or coating is entirely set. Once the coating is set, refrigerate the tray briefly to make the chocolate hard—this will make it easier to remove the balloons.
- Pop the balloons! Remove the balloons from the chocolate bowls.
- Once all your chocolate bowls have had the balloons removed, fill them with ice cream, mousse, whipped cream, cold dessert soup, or candies. Store chocolate bowls between layers of waxed paper at cool room temperature.