How To Make Chocolate Bowls For Your Easter Candy

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The hunt is on! Valentine’s Day is in the rear view mirror and after we chase leprechauns in a few weeks, Easter will be right around the corner. Why not make these fun chocolate bowls for your Easter candy!

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Easter egg hunts are one of the best things about Easter and I’m already planning ours. When I was shopping at Sam’s Club last week, I came across a big display of Mars Chocolate Spring Mixed Mini Bags and I grabbed a couple, knowing they’d be perfect for filling our eggs.

These Easter candies are the perfect treat to add to your edible chocolate bowls

The bag has all our favorite candies in one: Peanut Butter M&M’S® (the BEST M&M’S candies ever, if you ask me!), TWIX®, SNICKERS®, MILKY WAY® and Marshmallow THREE MUSKETEERS®.

These Spring Mix Minis are perfect for Easter

I love using these candies for dessert recipes but this time I had something a little different in mind. I’d found a cute bunny butt mold at the craft store and I was trying to come up with a fun way to use it. Everybody makes cupcakes with them so I wanted something different. That’s when I thought of making chocolate bowls. How fun (and yummy) would these be?!

What You’ll Need:

For the bunny butts:

Bunny Butt candy mold

6 pink candy melts

6 white candy melts

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

For the bowls:

4 small balloons

1 20 oz bag of white candy melts

1/4 cup each of pink, blue & green candy melts

Easter or spring colored sprinkles

2 cups coconut

green food coloring

Mars Chocolate Spring Mixed Minis

How To Make Chocolate Bowls

If you don’t know how to make a chocolate bowl, don’t worry. It’s a lot easier than it looks and I’ll walk you through all the steps! First you’ll need white chocolate. You can always use white chocolate chips but when it comes to white chocolate, I find candy melts much easier to work with.

Since these are chocolate balloon bowls, you’ll need to blow up some balloons. I used small balloons and only partly inflated them. You’ll also want to line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Now you’re ready to melt the chocolate.

You'll need candy melts to make these yummy chocolate bowls

Microwave 20 ounces of white chocolate melts for approximately two minutes, stirring every thirty seconds. Once the chocolate has melted, let it cool slightly for a minute or two. If you dip the balloon while the chocolate is too hot, it’ll be harder to remove the balloon at the end. Stir again and dip a balloon halfway into the mixture.

Chocolate balloon bowls are a lot of fun to make!

Push the balloon into the chocolate and pull it straight out, then sprinkle with spring or Easter themed decor. If you’re anything like me, you’re going to find making chocolate bowls with balloons is a lot of fun!

Sprinkles will make your edible chocolate bowls even prettier

Spoon a dollop of chocolate on the wax paper and place the balloon on top of it.

Place your balloons on wax paper

The extra chocolate creates a flat bottom, keeping the finished bowl from rolling around.

The edible chocolate bowls should be placed in the refrigerator to harden

After making a second bowl with Easter sprinkles, I thought it would be fun to try something different.

I dipped another balloon into the white chocolate, then I put it in the refrigerator to harden for a few minutes. This balloon would need two layers of chocolate for what I had in mind. While it was hardening, I melted pink, blue and green candy melts, about five of each. Once the chocolate bowl was firm, I took the balloon out and dipped it in white chocolate again.

This time I swirled spring colors through the chocolate. I took a fork and dipped it in pink chocolate, then swirled it around the bowl.

Use a fork with chocolate melts to decorate the edible chocolate bowls

After swirling pink around the bowl, I did the same with green and blue. Once I’d finished with all three colors, I made a second swirled bowl and put them both back in the fridge to harden.

To make the bunny butts, I filled the tails with white chocolate.

Make bunny butts for the edible chocolate bowls

Then I added pink for the pads of their feet and filled the rest of the mold with chocolate.

Fill the bunny butt mold with chocolate

I put the mold in the refrigerator to harden but noticed that I still had white chocolate left over. Since it’s a terrible thing to waste chocolate, I came up with one more idea.

I thought it would be fun to experiment with the colors to make striped chocolate bowls. This would be the perfect “candy bowl”! I dipped another balloon in white chocolate and refrigerated it for a couple minutes. While it was hardening, I melted pink chocolate and mixed it into the white. Then I dipped the balloon, covering the white halfway.

Use different colored candy melts to make stripes on the edible chocolate bowls

Finally I melted blue chocolate and mixed it into the pink, creating a pretty purple. After adding one more layer to the bottom, the balloon went back in the fridge for a bit. I pulled the other bowls out and it was time for the fun part!

I cut a balloon at the top and let it deflate.

Take the balloons out of the edible chocolate bowls by popping them.

Next, I pulled the balloon away from the sides of the bowl, but I was sure to do it slowly. The bowls are delicate and can break if you get impatient and pull too hard.

Once the balloons deflate, remove them from the edible chocolate bowls

Once the balloons have been taken out, it’s time to fill the bowls.

Your edible chocolate bowls are ready to be filled

The bowl looked pretty as is but I had another plan for it. Breaking small pieces off the top of the bowl would give it a kind of shattered egg look. I started to do this by hand but found it was easier (and looked better) when I snipped it with scissors.

Snip the edges of your edible chocolate bowls for a cracked egg look

I got just the look I was going for!

These swirled bowls are perfect for Easter

Now it was time to fill the bowls. Using green food coloring, I dyed two cups of coconut to make the “grass”.

Use food coloring and coconut to make green grass

A little goes a long way and four drops gave me just the color I wanted.

Mix the food coloring into the coconut

After putting the “grass” in the bowls, I added the bunny butts and some M&M’S to resemble Easter eggs. How cute are these? We’re totally ready for Easter now!

Add M&M'S and bunny butts to your edible chocolate bowls

I love these for an Easter party and think they’d also make a fun table decoration for Easter brunch!

These edible chocolate bowls are perfect for the holidays

The bunny was missing a few M&M’s candies though! The peanut butter flavored ones are my new favorite! Luckily, there were plenty of them in the bag of Spring Mixed Minis.

These Spring Mix candies fit perfectly into plastic eggs

Which one is your favorite? I still can’t decide!

Who doesn't love candy for Easter

While the bunny butts were pretty cute, I loved using these for a candy bowl too.

These edible chocolate bowls are perfect for holding all your Easter candy

Not only did these minis look pretty in the candy bowl, they’re going to be perfect for our Easter egg hunt. They’re just the right size for those little plastic eggs.

Which of these Spring Mix Minis would you be most excited to find in your Easter eggs?

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    1. Thank you! They were a lot of fun to make (and eat)!

  1. Looks so delicious! I want to make it to my house because my little child loves chocolate very much. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much! Hope you both enjoyed it 🙂

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