Homemade Chocolate Cups

As a last minute dessert idea I had totally forgotten about one of my favorite desserts. Whether for Valentine’s Day or another special occasion these Homemade Chocolate Cups come together quickly.  Plus they’re fun to make and fun to eat.

I created a video years ago and while it’s 4 minutes long after being condensed once before I decided to share it anyway.  In the video I give you specific instructions that will insure your chocolate cups turn out perfect. 

All you need are a few ingredients which I have listed below this video with photos, and step by step instructions.

Step by Step instructions:

dark chocolate chips

10 ounces dark chocolate chips


8 small balloons (water bomb style)
Set aside a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Blow up 8 balloons (about 4 to 5 inches in diameter when fully inflated).
In a medium microwave-safe bowl add the chocolate and microwave in 30-second intervals until melted. Stir until smooth.
Spoon 1 teaspoon melted chocolate onto prepared pan to form a small disk.
Dip balloon in the bowl of melted chocolate, coating about one-third of the balloon. Rock balloon from one side to another, going about 1/2 way up, forming a scalloped or tulip effect.
Place dipped end on chocolate disk. Repeat with remaining balloons and chocolate. Transfer the pan to the refrigerator to set, about 30 minutes.
To release air from the balloons, pinch each balloon just under the knot, and cut a small hole in the surface between your fingers and the knot. Gradually release the air; if air is released too quickly, the cups may break.
chocolate cups

Carefully peel the deflated balloons from the chocolate cups, and patch any holes with the remaining chocolate.

If desired, heat up some white chocolate to drizzle over the hardened chocolate cup for more pizazz!

Return the chocolate cups to the refrigerator until ready to use.

Note: You can make the chocolate cups up to 5 days ahead. Refrigerate until ready to use.

To Serve: Fill chocolate cups with your favorite treat. Such as:

  • Frozen vanilla yogurt, Heath bar, non-pariels, topped with chocolate sauce and whipping cream.
  • Strawberry, Raspberry or Chocolate Mousse
  • Favorite Candy
  • Homemade ice cream
  • fresh berries
What will you fill yours with?

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  1. Fun and easy to make :-)) I would love mine filled with some creamy mousse or curd!

  2. These are so fun! I’ve seen this technique but still haven’t gotten around to trying it….my family would love these filled with mousse 🙂

  3. Neat dish! And such a FUN recipe. Thanks!

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