Chocolate balloon bowls

Chocolate balloon bowls




  • 100g milk chocolate, melted
  • 12 water balloons
  • Lollies (I had marshmallows and Smarties)
  • Fruit (I had banana and strawberry)


Blow up the balloons to approximately the size of a lemon.

This takes quite a bit of puff and there will be a few balloon casualties.

Place a sheet of baking paper on your work surface.

Place the melted chocolate in a small, deep bowl and when the chocolate is quite cool, hold the tied end of the balloon and dip into the chocolate.

I use a swirling, dunking technique so that the chocolate comes 2cm up the side of the balloon.

Keep holding the balloon and place on the baking paper, hold it there for about 30 seconds until the chocolate starts to set and it will stand on its own.

Repeat with remaining balloons.

When the chocolate is set, gather the children, arm them with toothpicks and pop the balloons.

The bits of balloon are easy to pull away from the chocolate.

Transfer each cup to a plate and let the kids choose their fillings.

Leftover cups can be stored in an airtight container.



  • These are so much fun to make, great for a party idea too.
  • Trust me, the kids will love to pop their balloon (my ears are still ringing) and then fill with their favourite fillings.
  • I used Woolworths Select Milk Cooking Chocolate for the first time and was quite impressed. Chocolate melted well and tasted yummy, not cheap and nasty.
  • Fill the chocolate cups with your kids’ favourite lollies, fruit, yoghurt, icecream etc.
  • Recipe created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot.

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