How to Make Chocolate Bowls Using Party Balloons

How to Make Chocolate Bowls Using Party Balloons
How to Make Chocolate Bowls Using Party Balloons

Chocolate baskets are handy treats for holding candies, other chocolates, truffles, fruit, strawberries, wafers and more. They are easy to make using balloons and you can make as many as you want with line production. This recipe will make at least six baskets.


  • 250 g of good quality dark chocolate (or white or milk, depending on what you want to do)
  • Vegetable oil


Make Chocolate Bowls With Balloons Step 1

Step 1. Gather the materials you need for this project

You will find it at the end of the article, under the heading “Required items”.

Make Chocolate Bowls With Balloons Step 2

Step 2. Inflate each balloon

They should not have a diameter of more than 15 to 20 cm. Tie them up. Then coat each balloon with vegetable oil: this will make it much easier to remove the chocolate baskets once they have hardened.

Make Chocolate Bowls With Balloons Step 3

Step 3. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet

Make Chocolate Bowls With Balloons Step 4

Step 4. Melt or temper the chocolate

Melt it in the microwave or in a double boiler. For more information, find out how to melt chocolate or temper chocolate.

If you are using a microwave, do not overcook the chocolate

Make Chocolate Bowls With Balloons Step 5

Step 5. Let the chocolate cool for between five and ten minutes, until it is no longer hot to the touch

If the chocolate is too hot, the balloons will burst.

Even after allowing the chocolate to cool, the balloons can burst, so when dipping the balloons, it is advisable to work quickly and not to leave a balloon embedded too long in the chocolate

Make Chocolate Bowls With Balloons Step 6

Step 6. Dip a balloon in the cooled chocolate

Proceed as follows.

  • Hold the balloon by the knot, positioning it at an angle. Dip the balloon in the chocolate to the depth you want to make your basket. Only part of the basket covers the ball at this point. Then hold the balloon at an angle in the other direction and dip it again. Do this a few times changing the angle then, to give the chocolate a smooth surface, simply spin the ball around in the melted chocolate.
  • Take out the balloon and let any excess chocolate fall into the rest of the melted chocolate.
Make Chocolate Bowls With Balloons Step 7

Step 7. Pour a teaspoon of melted chocolate onto the baking sheet covered with parchment paper

Try to make a circle.

Make Chocolate Bowls With Balloons Step 8

Step 8. Place the chocolate dipped balloon on the chocolate circle

Make Chocolate Bowls With Balloons Step 9

Step 9. Let harden

Put the chocolate-coated balloons in a cool, dry place to harden.

If you find the room too hot, move the balloons to another room or refrigerate them for ten to thirty minutes. Do not put them in a refrigerator with strong smelling foods, as the flavor of the chocolate may be contaminated. Also be aware that chocolate can turn white in the refrigerator, but since you don't leave it there for long, you shouldn't have this problem

Make Chocolate Bowls With Balloons Step 10

Step 10. Remove the baskets from the balloons

Start by removing the balloons with the baskets from the baking sheet. If the base is stuck to the parchment paper, gently run a knife underneath to peel it off. Then push a pin into the top of the balloons and let the air come out slowly. Do not go too fast for this step, otherwise the baskets may break. Tip: Put a piece of duct tape on the balloon where you pierce it. This will reduce the risk of the balloon bursting. Then gently detach the baskets from the balloons, you may need to partially peel off the balloons.

Make Chocolate Bowls With Balloons Step 11

Step 11. Fill the baskets with the treats of your choice

Some good choices are small fruits like strawberries or cherries, a fruit salad for dessert, small cookies, truffles, small chocolates, candies, etc. You could even add mousse, cold custard or ice cream.

If you are giving the baskets as a gift, for example by filling them with truffles, wrap them in transparent plastic and seal the plastic with a nice tied ribbon


  • Instead of using a pin to deflate the balloons, use scissors to make a small incision just below the knot. This will reduce the risk of the balloons bursting.
  • It's a good idea to blow up extra balloons and maybe make extra chocolate baskets to deal with bursting balloons and cracking baskets.
  • Here is another recipe: mix a bag of dark or milk chocolate chips with 225 g of dark pastry chocolate, melt gently and mix until you get a smooth texture. Dip the balloons in the chocolate and place them on the baking paper without first letting the excess chocolate fall, so as to give them a good thick and flat bottom, like a bowl.
  • Keep chocolate baskets cool until you use them.
  • You can add vegetable oil to dark chocolate to make it smoother.
  • You need to put the right amount of vegetable oil on the balloons so that the chocolate will adhere to the balloons properly.


  • If you are using latex balloons, make sure that none of the people who will eat them are allergic to latex. If a person is allergic to it, do not give them a chocolate basket. Otherwise, do not use latex balloons.
  • Obviously, don't put a hot dessert in a chocolate basket, as it will melt it.

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