Snack favourite – chocolate balls

I don’t know if we ever explained this. Yes, we’re Swedes writing in English but it’s not only cause it makes us feel a bit cooler and that we have a major crush on American Culture. It is also cause we have most readers outside of Sweden. Europe even. 45% of you readers are from the States. Sometimes I find it confusing explaineing typical Swedish things but I do hope you enjoy it and that our Swedish readers doesn’t get too bored with it.

Anyways. We made chocolate balls. One of my best sweets. And also Jenny’s. We always send images or texts to each other when making it. Sweet teasing. When I Googled the word and images in English – I found that most chocolate balls looked kind of different than in Sweden and I never really found them abroad. Here comes my best recipe. It’s taken from Ica.

You need:
100 gram real butter
1 dl sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa (don’t do too much – better 2,5 spoons)
3 dl rolled oats
3 tablespoons cold strong coffee (I use instant coffee with cold water – works fine) here I tend to use a tad more coffee.
Pearl sugar or coconut flakes (but in my book – ALWAYS go for the pearl sugar)

How to:
1. Melt the butter in a normal saucepan. Let it bubble for a little while.
2. Mix sugar, vanilla, cocoa, oats and coffee in a bowl together with the butter. It has to be a good gooey mixture.
3. Put it in the fridge or even the freezer if you can’t wait, until the mix is kind of firm.
4. Make small balls – this recipe should give you about 30, a bit depending of how much you eat in the meanwhile.
5. Put the pearl sugar in a deep plate. Roll the balls until they are covered with sugar.

Now you can judge your character by either just eat them all directly or put them back in the fridge for a while until they are really firm and cold.

Chocolate balls are like crack and you may need to exaggerate on the drink department afterwards.



Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

Jenny from DosFamily
March 1, 2013 at 10:50

oooo f#ck. Now I have to go make some. gave me such a mayor craving!

Isabelle McAllister
March 1, 2013 at 21:26
– In reply to: Jenny from DosFamily

I’m glad

March 1, 2013 at 11:13

I am in love of the “graouuu” leggin !

Isabelle McAllister
March 1, 2013 at 21:25
– In reply to: Eve

It’s his pj’s!

March 1, 2013 at 22:40

I was just talking to my 2.5 year old about these this morning!!
We are in Brooklyn and all my husbands family is in Sweden.
We make these every time we go home and I freeze a bunch to bring back.
Super Duper Crack!!!!

March 1, 2013 at 23:52

cool! We will try it :)

March 2, 2013 at 01:32

Åh, översta bilden på Beppe! Såå fin. Gillar hur han liksom naglar fast den lilla chokladgodingen med blicken. :)

Och nä, jag blir aldrig uttråkad av era Swedish-tradition-explanations- inlägg. För jag gillar att bli påmind. Ibland är det just det självklara som man glömmer bort – som hur gott det är att göra sig en omgång chokladbollar! Älskar att äta degen…

Mannen och jag brukar göra en variant som vi kallar för “vuxen-bollar”. Med MYCKET kakao och kaffepulver i. Strong stuff!


ps. Jo, jag tänkte bara passa på att fråga nu när frågan ända kom upp – en gång för alla liksom – om ni föredrar att man kommenterar på engelska? Jag menar med tanke på att ni är så internationella. Det är kanske synd att en del inte kan hänga med i kommentarerna också då? För mig skulle inte det vara något problem i så fall. Känner mig ibland förvirrad över vilket language jag ska skriva på här inne.

March 2, 2013 at 11:02

Very nice pants ;o)

March 4, 2013 at 15:15

Hi Isa (and Jenny)! I’m one of your foreign readers. My kids (5 and 7) and I read your blog in France. (I read, they look at the photos and imagine Sweden as this funky, faraway place where people are often in costume and having fun.) We are going to try the chocolate balls with the bubbly overflowing drink for snack today.

March 5, 2013 at 09:01

Hi girls,

I have been reading your blog for years now, and am from NZ!

I have three children under 10 and love seeing all the fun stuff you guys do with your little ones. The seasonal stuff is great, all that winter whiteness is beautiful.
We have our own cool design/art groove happening down here.

Loving those choccy snack balls. Is that 1 cup sugar? Not sure what dl stands for??

Keep doing stuff- lovely Swedish chicks!


March 5, 2013 at 11:17

I am a chocaholic, so this article sounds so good for me! thank you:)