2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
3. Microwave chocolate chips with shortening for 2 minutes, stirring after one minute. Continue heating in 30 second intervals until chocolate is melted. Do not overheat. Stir until smooth.
4. Dip balloon intomelted chocolate, coating about 1/3 of the balloon. Let excess chocolate drip off. Repeat step one additional time.
5. Place the dipped end of the balloon on the parchment paper. Repeat with remaining balloons.
6. Placebaking sheet with balloonsin refrigerator to set (about 30 minutes).
7. Release air from balloons: Pinch the balloon just under the knot and cut a small hole in the surface between fingers and knot. Very gradually release the air. Be careful not to release the air too quickly or the bowls may break. Carefully peel the deflated balloons from the chocolate bowls. Patch any holes with the remaining chocolate if needed.
8. Return the bowls to the refrigerator.
9. Create your mousse filling: Using a hand mixer, blender, or food processor, blend tofu until smooth.Set aside.
10. Microwave chocolate chips for 2 minutes, stirring after one minute. Continue heating in 30 second intervals until chocolate is melted. Do not overheat. Stir until smooth.
11. Add brown rice syrup to the melted chocolate. Mix until combined. Chocolate should "seize" and pull away from the sides of the bowl, almost forming a ball.
12. Add the chocolate mixture to the tofu. Blend until smooth and creamy. Then, mix in vanilla.
13. Chill until set (at least 2 hours).
14. Fill each bowl with approximately 4 tbsp of mousse before serving. Garnish with fresh fruit if desired. Enjoy!