What do you get when you combine kids, balloons, and a bowl of melted chocolate? The most delicious edible bowls ever, of course! Take a look at this tutorial from the lovely Bakerella.
I came across this idea on Bakerella's blog, a project which she in turned discovered in the book Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey Treats for Kids by Jill O'Connor. It looks like so much fun, I might have to round up a few handy children just to have an excuse to make them.
It starts with blowing up a bunch of party balloons, then dipping the bottoms in warm melted chocolate. Let the chocolate cool, and voila! Edible chocolate bowls.
Bakerella and her pint-sized helpers filled theirs with pudding and whipped cream. An excellent choice, though I might tend toward ice cream this time of year. (Added bonus: the ice cream would keep the chocolate from melting in the heat...at least for a little while!)
Head on over to Bakerella's site for the full tutorial and many more pictures:
• Get the Recipe: Pudding Cups on Bakerella
What would you put in your bowl?
(Images used with permission from Angie Dudley of Bakerella)