Very Yummy Swedish Chocolate Balls

10:34 PM Posted by jo

These Swedish Chocolate Balls have been a hit where ever we bring them. I'm always asked to share the recipe. It is my daughter who makes them since she loves helping out making things for us. These chocolate balls have become a must every time we celebrate something special, so may daughter made them earlier today for her father for his birthday. My brother and I used to make them all the time when we grew up since they don't require any cooking and they contain ingredients we always had at home. Most Swedish children have tried this since they are very popular in my home country. They even sell them at coffee shops and restaurants.

Swedish Chocolate Balls ( We always triple the recipe)

7 tablespoons butter (or 100 grams) softened butter
1/2 cup sugar  (or 1dl). (We used Rapunzel unrefined sugar.)
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract ( or 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar)
2-3 tablespoons sifted cocoa. (We used Trader Joe's unsweetened cocoa but we also often use unsweetened dark cocoa.)
1 1/4 rolled oats (or 3 dl)
2-3 tablespoons cold coffee. (We use Pero, a caffeine free coffee substitute)

Garnish: Pearl sugar or coconut. It works best if you use a natural unsweetened flaked coconut. The ones in the regular baking aisle don't seem to work as well. We use Red Mills most of the time.

Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light fluffy. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Form into small balls and roll them in coconut or pearl sugar. Refrigerate until served and refrigerate the leftovers. I put the leftovers in the freezer and they freeze well. 

As you can see I make some healthier modifications to the recipe by using unsweetened cocoa and unrefined sugar to make them less sweet. We like them either way but we are used to less sweetened treats. 


Johanna is an aromatherapist and she is passionate about educating people about health, essential oils, real food, natural remedies, and nutrition so they make healthier choices in their lives. 
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