Before I get into this post about these Chocolate Bowls, let’s just have a small celebration together since Spring has finally arrived!
Well, at least it has in Northern Virginia. My grandma told me it was snowing the other day in Ohio… uhhh no thanks.
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At our household, we are 100% in Spring mode. Even Luna’s been celebrating!
With Spring on my mind, I knew I wanted to try a new Easter dessert. One that looked amazing, tasted amazing and was easy whip together.
Oh! And kid approved. Because, if my kids won’t eat it… it isn’t good.
Check out the photos at the end of this post to see if this recipe is kid approved or not.
While I was thinking about what to make, and browsing through Pinterest, I stumbled across a chocolate bowl video and was immediately fascinated by how they made these bowls by using a balloon. Genius idea.
I had to try it.
So, I bought pink chocolate melts, found some balloons and got to work.
This was much easier than I thought it was going to be!
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First, you need to blow up some balloons. Blow up as many balloons as you want chocolate bowls since you cannot reuse the balloons. Also, keep in mind that you will be using half of the balloon to dip in the chocolate.
Then, grab your candy melts and melt in the microwave according to direction. Be careful not to overheat the melts because they can harden up and get yucky.
Once the candy melts are completely melted, grab a spoon and scoop a little bit onto wax paper to make a 1″ circle. This creates the bottom of the chocolate bowls.
Ok, I ran out of wax paper so I was improvising with a zip-lock bag.
Whatever… it totally worked.
Dip the balloon into the melted chocolate.
TIP: Let it harden a little on the balloon and dip one more time.
Once the balloon is covered in a good amount of melted chocolate, shake it so excess will come off. Then place it onto the chocolate circle so it can form the bowl. You will need to hold it in place for a minute so the chocolate starts hardening up.
Otherwise, it could slowly fall off and then we would need to start over.
Who has time for that?
Then stick this in the fridge to harden even more.
After the chocolate hardens, take it out of the fridge.
Now comes the fun part!
Pop each balloon and remove it from the bowl.
So, the Pinterest video made this part look super easy. The person popped the balloon and the balloon just shriveled up and the chocolate formed a bowl. In my case, I had to peel the balloon off of the bowl gently so I did not destroy the sides of the bowl.
I think maybe it was because the balloon was cold? Who knows.
Either way, it worked and I got the chocolate bowls I wanted! I love that they were at an angle and I think it looks super cute.
Next, decide on what filling you want to use.
I decided on chocolate mousse so, I whipped some up by using 1 cup of heavy cream, 2 heaping tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar.
Then, scooped it with an ice cream scoop and put them in the bowls. I didn’t have a piping bag so this would have to do.
Don’t forget to add some Easter flair!
Cadbury has these shimmery eggs that went along perfectly with my Easter dessert theme and of course, I had to add some bunny peeps!
If you are wanting to go the more healthy route for this type of dessert, try making a chocolate avocado mousse. This is made by combining avocados, cocoa powder, (or cacao powder), almond milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. You can find a million of these recipes on Pinterest.
Adding berries and or some super colorful fruit would definitely make this a festive and healthier Easter dessert!
However, this time around, we are enjoying our chocolate Easter bowls with some seriously chocolatey chocolate mousse.
Now… tell me if you think this dessert is kid approved?
Chocolate Easter Bowls with Chocolate Mousse
- 1 bag Pink Candy Chocolate Melts (for the Chocolate Bowl)
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream (for the Chocolate Mousse)
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (for the Chocolate Mousse)
- 3 tbsp powdered sugar (for the Chocolate Mousse)
CHOCOLATE BOWL: Melt the pink candy chocolate melts in the microwave according to direction. Then make little circles onto wax paper. These will be the bottoms of the chocolate bowls.
Next, blow up 8 balloons and dip each one into the melted chocolate. Let the chocolate harden a little and dip each one again. This will make the bowls a bit thicker.
Remove excess chocolate by gently shaking the balloon. Then place onto the chocolate circle on the wax paper. This will form the bowl.
Once you make all of your chocolate bowls, place into the fridge so they harden up.
After the chocolate hardens, pop each balloon and remove from the chocolate bowl.
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE: Mix together the heavy whipping cream, unsweetened cocoa powder and powdered sugar in a bowl.
Decorate and enjoy!