These Winnie The Pooh Hunny Pots Will Make Your Tumbly Rumbly

by | Aug 28, 2020 | Magic at Home, Walt Disney World Food, WDW Blog

Have you ever wanted your very own Winnie the Pooh honey pot to dip your hand into and lick off a big mouthful of sticky, sweet honey? Here’s how you can, with your very own Winnie the Pooh hunny pots!

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Image Courtesy of Disney

While these hunny pots are honey flavored, they’re actually made of chocolate and cream—yum. 

I found this recipe from Tastemade on Pinterest a while back, and I’ve been wanting to make it ever since! I’ve got a few tips for you on how to make these, so keep reading on!

Winnie The Pooh Hunny Pots

I do have to say, this recipe looks deceivingly simple. There’s not a lot of ingredients, and it seems like it should be really easy to whip up (literally).

The mousse on the inside is pretty straightforward, but the chocolate hunny pots are a difficult skill. I’ll get to that in a minute.

Here’s how to make some smooth, sweet, and super delicious Winnie the Pooh hunny pots!

What You’ll Need

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There’s not a lot of ingredients for these Hunny Pots! Photo by Leah Fryslie

For The Mousse

  • 320g white chocolate
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 2 tbsp water

For The Chocolate Hunny Pots

  • 320g dark chocolate
  • 8 Small round water balloons
  • 150g white chocolate candy coating + 100g extra for letters

The recipe uses grams for the chocolate. I did weigh mine out, but here’s a little conversion for you.

My 11 ounce bag of white chocolate chips was just shy of 320 grams—by 5-6 grams, so you can get by with one bag. You’ll need a little more for the letters and the white chocolate to lighten the pot rims. I didn’t measure these, and just used a handful or so of chips for both.

I didn’t end up using all of the dark chocolate it called for, so my 10 ounce bag of chocolate chips was plenty.

As for the balloons, I couldn’t find water balloons that weren’t all attached to things to help fill them up with water, and they were pricey like that.

I ended up getting normal balloons for much cheaper, but I do think it messed up the shape of my pots a little. It’s not a huge deal, but smaller, rounder balloons would have worked better!

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Make The Hunny Pots

You will want to start with making the hunny pots so they have time to chill. I switched back and forth between working on the mousse and the pots a bit, but you can do however you’d like.

Balloons and Chocolate!

Blow up your balloons!

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Blow up the balloons—a weird step for a recipe! Photo by Leah Fryslie

I blew up a few balloons, and I wasn’t sure how many I’d end up using. I’d suggest trying to make around 6 pots. If you want to, make a couple extra in case some break. One of mine broke.

Note: use latex-free balloons if these will be served up to someone with a latex allergy!

While you’re working on blowing these up, you can be melting your dark chocolate in the microwave. 

Measure out 320 grams of dark chocolate (about one 10 ounce bag of chips).

measuring dark chocolate

Measure out your chocolate! Photo by Leah Fryslie

To avoid burning, melt your chocolate in short intervals, I did 30 seconds at a time.

Stir after each interval, and then return it to the microwave and repeat until it’s smooth.

Dip Your Balloons

Prepare a tray with some sort of lining on it. I have these baking mats, which work really well, but parchment paper or wax paper will work.

Let your chocolate cool down a little bit before you dip the balloons in—you don’t want them to pop from the heat! 

Dip the balloons in as far as you can go, spin it around a little to get the sides, and then lift up and let the excess chocolate drip off a little.

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Dip the balloons directly into the chocolate. Photo by Leah Fryslie

Place the balloons on the tray you prepared. I held them for a moment to help secure them and then they stood up fine on their own.

balloons on mat for hunny pots

These hunny pots are ready to chill! Photo by Leah Fryslie

Put this in the fridge to cool for a while before completing your hunny pots.

While you’re letting these cool, you can move on to the mousse and get that ready. I’m going to go ahead and show you how to finish the hunny pots, though.

You can either make the mousse now, or take a break, and prepare the mousse while the hunny pots details are chilling. 

Pop The Balloons

Once your hunny pots are totally chilled, take them out of the fridge.

Let them cool down just a little, so the balloons will release from the sides of the chocolate. Pop the balloons carefully!

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Pop the balloons! Photo by Leah Fryslie

The balloons might take a minute to totally pull free from the sides. You can help it along, but be really, really gentle! 

One of my pots ended up breaking, so I was left with four. I just melted it back into my dark chocolate.

Add The Details!

Next, we’re going to add some details to finish off the hunny pots.

Add a few white chocolate pieces to the dark chocolate to lighten the color.

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Add some white chocolate to the dark chocolate. Photo by Leah Fryslie

I probably could have done a few more pieces for an even bigger color difference.

Carefully pick up each hunny pot and dip the top into the lightened chocolate to add a rim to the pot.

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Dip your hunny pots into the lighter chocolate. Photo by Micah Fryslie

Do this to each of your pots.

Melt a little extra white chocolate, and write the word “HUNNY” across the side of each pot.

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Adding the final touches! Photo by Micah Fryslie

My writing got pretty messy, but that’s okay, because Winnie the Pooh wasn’t great at writing either.

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Four little chocolate hunny pots! Photo by Micah Fryslie

Put the completed hunny pots back in the fridge to harden.

These hunny pots are a little wonky, I know. I think with smaller balloons it might have worked better, but it was hard to get the chocolate even around all the sides, and to get the balloon to stand up straight.

Working with melted chocolate is difficult, and it takes a bit of practice to get these things perfect. So don’t worry too much if yours don’t look amazing.

Making The Mousse

The mousse is much easier to make than the chocolate pots, and it’s really quick, too!

Measure & Melt

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Measure 320 grams of white chocolate! Photo by Leah Fryslie

In a bowl, add 320 grams of white chocolate, 1/4 cup of cream, and 6 tablespoons of honey.

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White chocolate, honey, and cream. Photo by Leah Fryslie

Mix it up, and then melt it in the microwave. Use the same interval method as with the dark chocolate. 

Prepare The Gelatin

Put 2 tablespoons of water into a small bowl. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of powdered gelatin into the water and mix it up.

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Gelatin and water in a bowl. Photo by Leah Fryslie

Microwave this mixture for just 10 seconds, and then let it cool for about 5 minutes.

Whip Up Some Cream

In a large bowl, pour the 1 1/4 cup cream and the 2 teaspoons of vanilla.

Whip it with a hand mixer or stand mixer until stiff peaks form.

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The whipped cream should stand up when you pull a spoon out. Photo by Leah Fryslie

Add Gelatin To Chocolate

Once the gelatin has cooled off a bit, but is still liquid, pour it into the white chocolate mixture.

Mix until it’s well combined. 

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The white chocolate mixture with gelatin added. Photo by Leah Fryslie

Your chocolate mixture will look something like the photo above!

Fold In The White Chocolate

Put just a little bit of the white chocolate mixture into the whipped cream. This helps bring it get used to the temperature of the chocolate so it doesn’t fall totally flat. 

white chocolate mixture and whipped cream

Add a little white chocolate to the whipped cream. Photo by Leah Fryslie

Gently fold the chocolate into the whipped cream. Don’t stir too much or you’ll lose all the air you just whipped into the cream. 

Add the rest of the mixture and continue folding it in until it’s all well-combined.

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Such a smooth mousse! Photo by Leah Fryslie

Put It All Together!

Once your chocolate hunny pots are hardened completely, you can put the finished mousse inside!

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These look so yummy! Photo by Leah Fryslie

I have the vanilla bottle there to help balance one of my pots that was leaning back quite a bit.

Drizzle honey across the top of the mousse.

They’re not quite ready to eat yet! The mousse still has to set up.

Put it in the fridge for at least two hours before serving.

Tip: I had some leftover mousse, but not enough hunny pots. I poured the mousse into a bowl and drizzled it with honey and chocolate. If you have small ramekins, these would be ideal!


Now it’s time to enjoy your hard work!

winnie the pooh hunny pots

While they’re not perfect, I still think they’re super cute! Photo by Leah Fryslie

I was expecting this to be way too sweet, but with the cream balancing the honey, it was completely perfect. 

My husband and I split a hunny pot (they’re a little big for one) and we both loved the flavor and texture. It was so smooth!

mousse spoonful

Look at that smooth mousse. Photo by Leah Fryslie

It was fun to break the chocolate hunny pot and use the chocolate as sort of “chips” for the mousse.

This recipe is really cute, and fun to show off to your friends and family.

But I would say it would take a bit more practice for me to get the balloon technique down. While everything was really tasty, I’m not sure it was worth all this work.

I would make these again for a Winnie the Pooh themed party or special occasion. But if I want this mousse again, I might not go to the trouble of making the hunny pots just for myself.

It was also really messy, which is just the nature of chocolate and honey!

Want to make other Disney movie food? Check out my posts on how to make porridge from Mulan, spinach puffs from The Emperor’s New Groove, and ratatouille from Ratatouille!

Let me know what other Disney movie foods you’d like to see, and maybe I’ll make it next on the blog!

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Posts by Leah Sikes

Leah Sikes is a graphic designer and contributing writer for WDW Magazine and Dad's Guide to WDW. When she's lucky enough to visit the Happiest Place on Earth, you catch her hanging out with the 999 Happy Haunts. She also loves running in the parks (when it's allowed at the marathons).

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Leah Sikes is a graphic designer and contributing writer for WDW Magazine and Dad's Guide to WDW. When she's lucky enough to visit the Happiest Place on Earth, you catch her hanging out with the 999 Happy Haunts. She also loves running in the parks (when it's allowed at the marathons).
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