* Twist ties used for plastic storage bags can be used in place of spring clips. Be sure sharp ends of twist ties do not puncture balloons.
** Candy coating must be cooled to lukewarm to prevent balloons from bursting.
*** If desired, at this point, chocolate can be drizzled over outside or inside of cups. In small saucepan, combine 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon shortening; cook over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Drizzle over cups.