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Chocolate Bowls with Peanut Butter Mousse, Peanut Butter Cup Crumbles and a Chocolate Dipped Pretzel
How often do you have a dessert served to you in a bowl that you can eat? I’m thinking not very often, unless you count eating ice cream in a waffle cone, but that’s not overly fancy. But these chocolate balloon cups – now that’s fancy! What better than eating your dessert AND being able to eat the bowl? Think dessert times two – who doesn’t like twice as much dessert?
If you follow along with us on Instagram, you might have seen some of the sneak peeks I posted about this recipe. Well, maybe I should say the setbacks I encountered in trying to make chocolate balloon cups. The first set of chocolate balloon cups were a disaster. Just check out this picture and you’ll understand. But after a few fails, I learned some tricks.
Here is what I call “Beth’s Tips for Making the Perfect Chocolate Balloon Cups/Bowls”
1. Use Candiquik Chocolate, not chocolate chips
2. Spray the balloons with a tiny bit of non-stick cooking spray
3. Be patient – let the chocolate set on the balloons for 1 hour (okay, this may be a bit lengthy, but 20 minutes isn’t enough time)
4. Once the chocolate has hardened, let the air out of the balloons as slowly as possible – whatever you do, do NOT pop the balloon with a knife or scissors, if you do you will end up with chocolate bowls that look similar to the fail I posted on Instagram.
5. Make extras just in case some break while taking the balloons out
So now that you know how to make chocolate bowls, you have to figure out what to put inside of them! Nothing is better than the chocolate and peanut butter combo, so I filled ours with homemade peanut butter mousse, peanut butter cup crumbles and a chocolate dipped pretzel. When I make dessert, I go big!
Will I be making more chocolate bowls? You bet! They are so fun to serve to a crowd.