Hey, I have to share this recipe. Last night I was at a homemakers meeting and we all made one of these. We filled it with chocolate moose and topped it with cherries, sprinkles, etc., you know...everything low cal. I have to tell you, us "adults" had a blast! Fun cute idea at any age. So, you know me, I had to put a "Twist" on it! Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS: 1 pkg. Chocolate Fondue chips or candy melting chips
1 pkg. balloons
1 pkg. coconut
Green food coloring
Blow up balloons (small in scale) and set aside. Melt chips in double boiler or in glass bowl over pan filled half way with water. Melt chips just until warm, not hot due to balloons will pop when dipping. Remove from heat. Safely, holding tied end of balloon, dip balloon end into chocolate and slowly rock back and forth (12 o'clock, 6 o'clock, 9 o'clock then 3 o'clock). Only cover balloon half way up w/ chocolate. Make sure you get a good cover of chocolate on balloon. Set aside on cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Let balloon cool until set. Takes about 45 minutes. Cut tied part of balloon and remove. You now have a tulip shaped candy bowl to fill. So adorable!
TWIST: Using green food coloring, die coconut to make grass. Fill each chocolate bowl with "grass and your favorite Easter candy". Makes fun and adorable center pieces on your table.
Safety: Please be careful with balloons and melted chocolate when doing this with your kids.
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