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?
250g soft butter
400g rolled oats
175g caster sugar
4 tbs cocoa powder
4 tbs strong cooled coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
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……….!!!!