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Nothing says “I love you” like chocolate. It’s the universal way to melt your valentine’s heart. 

This recipe for small chocolate bowls is made using blown-up balloons as the mold. It works like a charm. We filled the bowls with ice cream and drizzled them with more melted chocolate and garnished with fresh berries. 


Chocolate Bowls 

Parchment paper

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon vegetable oil plus additional for brushing balloons

6 water balloons, blown up (no water) and tied

Ice cream, berries, optional

Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In microwave-safe bowl place  chocolate and oil; microwave 1 minute. Stir; microwave in 30-second

Lightly brush oil on balloons opposite tied end. Spoon small amount of melted chocolate in a circle about the size of a 50-cent piece to create a base.

Dip lightly oiled end balloon in chocolate s to coat bottom and about 2 inches up sides. Set on chocolate base and press lightly so it holds in place. Repeat with remaining balloons. Transfer to refrigerator;chill until set.

Pop balloons; remove and discard pieces. Fill bowl with ice cream and garnish.

Note: Balloons are made of latex, which can cause an allergic reaction.

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