Monday, October 17, 2011

Cooking: Chocolate Bowls!

Balloons are so much fun! If you are going to play the balloon game from my last post, that means you already have some in your house! All you will need for this project is:
  1. thick balloons
  2. chocolate for melting, any kind you want!
  3. non stick spray
  4. a needle/knife (I used the sharp end of a compass)
  5. Parchment paper
  6. Something to fill you bowl with (I give suggestions at the bottom)

Here is how you start! Let your kids have some fun washing the balloons as you blow them up! You know how much they love to play with soap and water!
 After you dry them off, spray the bottom with non stick spray!
 Now you want to melt your chocolate! We already had Almond Bark for a different project so that's what we used! A healthier option would be Dark Chocolate!
 After it's melts it time to dip your balloons! OK, now here is where I had a problem.... the pictures above show that we blew up water balloons but when dipped into the chocolate, they POPPED! To much heat for how thin they are! In a quick moment, I grabbed my large thicker party balloons and blew them to about the same size as the water balloons, washed, and sprayed them!
 Now we are back on track! Dip your balloons in your melted chocolate and just go about and inch up from the bottom of the balloon. set the on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
You can make as many of these as you want, I made about 10 balloons and there still was room on my cookie sheet for more! After you have them all dipped, put in fridge to cool. About 10 minutes later, bring them out and pop your balloons!
 Here is what it will look like! YUMMO!
 Because of the season, I am going pumpkin CRAZY so in ours we added a scoop of Pumpkin Ice cream!
 The best part about this is we brought it over to a friends house and got to share our sweet treat with them just for fun! That's what life's all about! Sharing in sweet moments with friends!
* Other ideas you could do with a white chocolate bowl is sorbet and fresh cut fruit! If you have a peanut butter chocolate fan, try using peanut butter chocolate chips for melting with chocolate ice cream inside. Most kids would probably go for a milk chocolate bowl, vanilla ice cream inside, and don't forget the sprinkles! For the healthiest option, how about a Dark Chocolate bowl with just fresh cut fruit!
****Check out this fun idea for Christmas Time****
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