How did I discover chokladboll? I am a chocolate lover and it seemed every cafe, food shop and hang out in Stockholm offered these chocolate confections. My curiosity was piqued and I had to try on. I was was easily won over so much so, that upon returning to the U.S. I made a batch for a family party whee they were an instant hit. Now my family is making Swedish chocolate balls. That's the beauty of food and travel - introducing others to new places and experiences through other traditions. Wellness is about balance it's ok to indulgence once in awhile, especially when it's with family and friends and creates lasting memories.
- 1⁄4 lb or 1 stick unsalted butter (soft and at room temperature)
- 21⁄2 cups rolled oats
- 11⁄4 cups sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
- 1 tbsp strong coffee (cold)
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
- Coconut flakes, chocolate nibs or sprinkles
- First mix butter, sugar and coffee together and then add all the other ingredients. Make sure the butter is mixed very well. You can use your hands or a food processor.
- The batter should be easy to roll and not too sticky, you can adjust consistency with oats or coffee.
- Roll batter into about small balls. This recipe should make around 25.
- Roll the balls into t coconut flakes, chocolate nibs or sprinkles.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours or more before eating.