Chokladbollens dag – Chocolate Ball Day

Thursday 11th May (torsdag elfte maj) was chokladbollens dag….yes, that’s right, they have a whole day dedicated to eating chocolate balls!  The longer I live here, the more I feel this country is the perfect place for my sweet tooth to have taken residence.  It seems there is always a yummy treat to spend a day officially celebrating!  So, in order to show we were integrating well into Swedish culture and life, we whizzed up a batch of these no-bake treats (like we really needed a reason!!).

So what do you need to make this gooey treat for chokladbollens dag?

Ingredients for Chokladbollens Dag:

250g soft butter

400g rolled oats

175g caster sugar

4 tbs cocoa powder

4 tbs strong cooled coffee

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

desiccated coconut.

This made around 30 balls, but I think it should easily reach 40-50 if you don’t have a 9 year old chocoholic deciding the size of them 🙂

Whizz all the ingredients together, apart from the coconut, and then pop into the fridge to allow it to go a little firmer.  Once firm, roll into small balls, and then roll each ball into the desiccated coconut to cover it.  They should keep in the fridge for around a week….ahem….if you haven’t got me living with you!!

These are very easy and quick to make, and perfect for little people who enjoy “helping” in the kitchen.  Although to be fair my little lady is actually a help now rather than a hindrance.  As for the twins……….!!!!


chokladbollens dag, chocolate balls day, sweden



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  1. stephanie

    These look delicious, I have book marked the recipe to try for later. x

  2. Oh wow! I never knew there was a day dedicated to eating chocolate balls! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

  3. Oh these look great and very easy to make too! x

  4. I think I need to move there- that’s a tradition I can get on board with!

  5. These look fantastic and what a brilliant day to celebrate! We could definitely use one of these here in the UK!

  6. These look delicious! I might give them a try xx

  7. These sound delicious plus it really does sound like a country I’d fit in well to as well!

  8. So scrummy, deffo going to try these. We need to make chocolate ball day catch on here in the UK!

  9. John Hagger

    I reread this blog intrigued at a custom I’d never heard of whilst in Stockholm for those 4 years or so, and thought I’d have a go. BUT! Then saw the word “oats”! Barbara is Gluten free and although oats in themselves are free of gluten, they roll them in wheat flour to stop them sticking! Even those that are labelled as Gluten Free B reacts to.

    So maybe I’ll have to find a substitute.

    Thanks for this Sonia,

    John xx

  10. A day to eat chocolate balls what a great idea fab recipe Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  11. Yum..
    They sound amazing and so easy too! Will have to give them a try xx #BlogCrush

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