fruitful chocolate cups.

fruitful chocolate cups.

Chocolate cups are a beautiful, delicious way to enjoy dessert! You can fill your chocolate cups with (dare I say) whipped cream, mousse, ice cream, or even sweets. But I filled mine with vanilla pudding and lots of fruits (makes it healthy-no?)
Here’s what you will need:
• Small “party” balloons, or the smallest balloons you can find
• Milk chocolate
• Baking paper
• Fruits

All you need to do is:
1. Start by melting the chocolate either in the microwave or in a bowl over hot boiling water. Set the melted coating aside to cool so that it is no longer warm to the touch.
2.While the chocolate is cooling, blow up the balloons to the size you want your bowls to be and tie them off. There’s a chance some balloons might pop or bowls might break, so make a few extra just in case.
3. Hold the balloon by the knot on top and slowly dip the bottom of a balloon in the room temperature chocolate. Dip until the chocolate is the depth you want your cups to be.
4. Gently remove the balloon from the chocolate, and set it carefully on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until you’ve dipped all of your balloons, plus your extras.
5. Let the balloons sit at room temperature until the chocolate is entirely set. Once the chocolate is set, refrigerate the tray briefly to make the chocolate hard—this will make it easier to remove the balloons.
6. To get the balloons out, first press around the sides gently, breaking the seal between the balloon and the chocolate. Then hold a balloon below the knot and using a pin pop the balloon and the balloon will start to peel of naturally and just pick them out from inside the chocolate cup. If you have difficulty, let it sit and come back to it later—the balloon will often start peeling away on its own after it sits.
7. Once all your chocolate cups have had the balloons removed, fill them with ice cream, mousse, whipped cream, pudding and fruits!

8. Sit back and enjoy!

Happy bank holiday readers ☺


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