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Serious Chocolate: Balloon Bowls (Not a Hoax)

[Photographs: Melody Kramer]

Making bowls out of chocolate and balloons may not pave the way for your own reality show, but they will certainly grab your guests' attention. Water balloons, in particular, are the perfect size for dipping into tempered chocolate—and harden in just ten in the fridge. You can then fill the chocolate balloon-sized molds with candy, ice cream or whipped cream. (And don't worry, they're too small for any children to fit inside.)

These balloon bowls are easy, fun, and so delicious they may make you want to float away. Recipe and detailed instructions, after the jump.

Chocolate Balloon Bowls

Adapted from Gourmet Mom on the Go.

Note: You can use both white and milk chocolate in your dipping bowl. Feel free to experiment with as many different chocolates as you'd like. I imagine coconut or crushed walnuts would also be a nice addition.

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About the author: Melody Kramer is a chocoholic living in Philadelphia. She writes for a variety of publications in order to fuel her sweet tooth.

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