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chocolate balloon bowls filled with ice cream on a white plate
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5 from 3 votes

Chocolate Balloon Bowls

If you love chocolate then you will love these chocolate balloon bowls! They are so easy to make using just chocolate, a bit of oil, and balloons! It is a fun activity to do with the family and kids. Fill them with whatever you want, ice cream, candy, fruit, etc.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Chilling Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Candy, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fun, kids, sweet, treats
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Water balloons (Any thick-walled balloons will work, just be leary of the thin balloons, they like to pop while dipping in the chocolate, haha)
  • spoon
  • parchment paper
  • sheet pan


  • 12 ounces of chocolate chips any kind (340g)
  • 1 Tbsp. of oil vegetable, etc. (15ml)
  • Fillings (ice cream, fruit, whipped cream, etc.)


  • Wash and dry the balloons, then fill them up with air. Don't fill them up too much. The size of the balloon will determine the size of the chocolate bowl.
  • Add the chocolate and the oil to a microwave-safe bowl and melt it in the microwave using bursts of 30 seconds and then stirring, and repeating until melted.
    Or melt them on the stovetop with the double-boiler method. Take a pot and add about an inch deep of water to it. Take a large metal bowl or pyrex bowl and set it on the pot. Set the burner to medium. As the water heats up the steam will heat the bowl and melt the chocolate.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Then take a spoon and scoop some of the chocolate and create a disc, about the size of a half-dollar, on the pan. Do this for as many bowls as you want to make. These will be the bases for the bowls.
  • Take a balloon and dip it straight down into the chocolate, then straight up. Let the excess drain off, then place it on the chocolate base. Once all dipped, put the pan in the fridge so the chocolate can set. Usually takes at least 30 minutes.
  • Once the chocolate sets you can pop the balloons! Poke them with a knife, or another pointy tool. Remove the popped balloon from the bowls.
  • You can leave them on the parchment paper or put the chocolate bowls on a plate. Fill them up with whatever you like, ice cream, candy, whipped cream, fruit, etc. Enjoy!



Note: You may be able to get more than 6 chocolate bowls, it just depends on how big you make them. 
The nutritional facts will vary depending on the type of chocolate you use and only applies to the bowls themselves. Since the filling will vary greatly.
List of nutritional facts for chocolate balloon bowls