Good Monday morning, everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I have a super delicious and figure friendly dessert for you today…perfect for parties (since you’ll most likely have everything you need already!) of the birthday, bridal, or baby variety…
Chocolate Bowls with Strawberries and Whipped Cream
What You’ll Need:
1 bag of dark chocolate chips (or milk chocolate…whatever you like)
10-15 fresh strawberries, washed and cut in halves
mini balloons (one for each bowl)
**One bag of chocolate will make roughly 12-16 bowls…depending on the size of your balloons
1. Melt your chocolate in either a double boiler or the microwave. If you use a double boiler, make sure the pot on top is much larger than the pot on the bottom to prevent steam from getting in your chocolate. Once steam or water enters your chocolate, it’s over. Keep the heat on medium to help control the steam. Stir milk chocolate occasionally and dark chocolate when needed. Once all the pieces of chocolate are melted, turn the stove off and remove the pot of chocolate.
2. Let the chocolate come to room temperature by transfering it into another bowl.
3. While your chocolate cools, blow up your balloons to about the size of your hand. Rinse them off with cold water so your chocolate doesn’t taste like latex. Dry them off.
4. Cover a baking sheet with wax paper and dip the bottom of each balloon into the chocolate. Let it sit on the wax paper. Repeat until you have your desired amount of bowls. Keep them on the baking sheet and place them in the freezer for at least 1 hour…if not more (best to do this the night before). NOTE, I didn’t have wax paper…so I used aluminum foil and gave it a little spray of cooking oil…which works just the same.
5. When your bowls are ready, take them out of the freezer and cut a small hole in the balloon. Let the air deflate and slowly pull the balloon away from the chocolate. Now you have a chocolate bowl!
5. Fill the bowl with your strawberries and add a dollop of whipped cream to the top and you’re good to go. You can also use these bowls to serve fruit salad, ice cream, or pudding.
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10 responses to “Chocolate Bowls with Strawberries and Whipped Cream”
I love this idea!
Thank you! And thanks for the comment! 🙂
No prob 🙂 I subscribed to your blog and was just reading some of your other posts. I love the Audrey Hepburn one. She was one classy lady!
Oh I know. Just beautiful on the inside and out. One of my co workers bought me her bio for christmas a few years ago and I’ve just fallen in love with her.
Interesting idea, I love it. The pictures look so nice.
Ha! Thanks! I made them for Thanksgiving a few years ago…we had a fruit crumble for dessert and we served them in these little bowls…less dishes to wash! 🙂
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I tried it, but I failed miserably! 😦
😦 I have to admit that I failed the first time I did this, too. Here’s some suggestions…
1. Make sure you have durable balloons. Water balloons are too thin. Stick to party balloons and only blow them up so they fill the palm of your hand. This makes the latex more durable when you remove the chocolate because it’s not pulled tight.
2. When you’re ready to pop the balloon, snip the balloon at the top with scissors…don’t physically pop it. Let the air out slowly and carefully pull the balloon from the bowl. You may have to work it a little because it will want to stick–just be patient and take it little by little.
3. If you find you’re still having problems, layer your bowls. Do one layer of chocolate and freeze. Later do another layer of chocolate and freeze. This will make the bowl more sturdy when you try to remove the balloon.
4. If all else fails, scratch the balloon and buy plastic bowls. Use a pastry brush to brush the chocolate onto the bowl and freeze it. Give it a little shake when it’s done and the chocolate bowl should pop right out.
Hope that helps you!! I’m so sorry it didn’t work for you! But yes, it’s a trial and error kind of thing. My first time making these was for a dinner and it was an epic fail, so don’t worry! You’re in good company 😉