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How to Make Chocolate Bowls

Learn how to make chocolate bowls with balloons! These edible chocolate bowls are fabulous for holding ice cream and other desserts at parties and birthdays. Plus it's so much fun to eat the bowl!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Chilling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chocolate balloon bowls, chocolate bowl, how to make chocolate bowls
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 437kcal
Author: Cindy


  • 16 ounces semisweet baking chocolate chopped (see note)
  • 6-8 small balloons 5-inch size


  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Set aside a medium cereal bowl, about 6 inches wide.
  • Inflate six 5-inch / 12 cm balloons to their normal size.
  • Place the chopped chocolate into a medium microwaveable bowl.
  • Melt chocolate slowly over a double boiler. Alternatively, microwave on medium power in 30-second intervals, stirring each time.
  • Spoon six tablespoon-size dollops of chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet about 6 inches / 15 cm apart.
  • Pour all the melted chocolate into cereal bowl.
  • Dip a balloon about 3 inches / 7 cm into the chocolate to coat, and gently press into a dollop on baking sheet. Repeat for remaining balloons.
  • Freeze for one hour or refrigerate 3 hours until solid.
  • Use a toothpick, cake tester or sharp paring knife to pop the balloon (see note).
  • Carefully peel away any pieces of balloon, and then lift the bowls off the baking sheet.



  • It's crucial to use quality baking chocolate like Baker's or Ghirardelli to ensure the bowls don't crack or fall apart. Chocolate chips will NOT work.
  • Bits of chocolate occasionally fly when popping, so it's a good idea to wear an apron and/or protect the immediate area to avoid a mess.


Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 4.8mg