Chocolate balloon bowls

Chocolate balloon bowls

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Prep: 20 mins Plus chilling no cook


Makes 8
These edible bowls will turn your dinner party dessert into something really impressive - fill with ice cream or your favourite pud

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per bowl

  • kcal191
  • fat11g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars22g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0g
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  • 300g chocolate (we used dark, but choose your favourite)

    Chocolate ganache


    Chocolate ganache is a combination of chocolate and double cream. It's simple to…

  • a dessert of your choice (we used ice cream and honeycomb)

You will also need

  • 4 small balloons


  1. Break the chocolate into small pieces. Put in a bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water and leave to melt. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 5 mins. Meanwhile, blow up your balloons – you want each bowl to be about 10cm wide, so try to pick small balloons and don’t blow them up too much. Tie with a knot.

  2. Line a baking tray with parchment. Holding the knotted end of the balloon, dip it into the melted chocolate to create your bowl shape. Stand it on the tray and hold the balloon for a few secs until the chocolate pools around the base allowing you to let go of the balloon. Continue with the remaining balloons. Chill for at least 30 mins or until set.

  3. When the chocolate has set, pop the balloons and carefully peel them away from the bowls. Fill with your chosen dessert – ice cream is good because it keeps the bowls cold.

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3rd Apr, 2013
A brilliant individual chocolate cup can be achieved easier by using individual silicone cupcake moulds, melt chocolate, put 2 teaspoons into bottom of mould and simply brush up the sides , refrigerate and then peel off mould
20th Jun, 2013
I have tried this 3 times and cannot get the balloon out without the chocolate case ripping. I really have been super careful and very very slow! any suggestions?
5th Jul, 2015
I've seen on another recipe a suggestion to put a piece of sellotape near the knot of the balloon before you start and then pierce the tape when you want to burst the balloon. This enables the balloon to release gradually rather than popping into pieces to have to pick out the balloon. Hope this helps!
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