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Swedish Chocolate Oat Balls, traditional recipe and healthy recipe

OhMyDeer | May 5, 201911:41 AM    

Chocolate balls is the one sweet that every Swede loves and knows how to make by heart. We all start learning how to make them at the age of three! If not younger ;) It’s a sweet that’s been around in Scandinavia since the beginning of the 20th century.

They are easy and quick to make. What you get is a very decadent oat ball rolled in delicate shredded coconut.

...so on to the recipes. First up is the traditional recipe. The one every Swede has made hundreds of times. The key in making them really good is high quality products. Real butter. High quality, 100% cocoa powder. Real vanilla. To acheve good taste there is no cheating here.

Each of the recipes yields about 15 small, bite size oat balls.

Traditional Chocolate Balls:

100g butter
150g caster sugar
150-250g roled oats
1/3 tsp pure vanilla powder (or 1,5 tsp vanilla extract)
3 tbs high quality cocoa powder
2 tbs cold coffee
1 pinch salt
Shredded coconut to roll oat balls in

Healthy Chocolate Balls:

100g butter of choice (milk free butter, firm coconut oil...)
150g coconut sugar
150-250g roles oats, gluten free
1/3 tsp pure vanilla powder (or 1,5 tsp vanilla extract)
3 tbs high quality cocoa powder
2 tbs newly brewed espresso or coffe
1 pinch pink himalaya salt
Shredded coconut or topping of choice to roll oat balls in

Directions:

1. In a big bowl mix sugar, salt and butter until smooth. Use your hands!
2. Add the rolled oats and coaperate them in to the mixture, again using your hands.
3. Add the cocoa powder and mix, still with your hands.
4. Add the coffe and vanilla to the mixture and make sure you mix all the ingredients thoroughly ( for the non traditional recipe, add the vanilla to newly brewed espresso and let sit for a minute to let the flavours bloom)
5. Now the mixture is done! If it feels to moist add more oats or set it in the fridge for a while for it to harden slightly. All that’s left to do now is to roll 15 bite sized balls (or bigger ones if you like), and roll them in the shredded coconut.

Ta da! You’re done!

Keep them in the fridge, they’ll stay fresh for a week at least.

This is a recipe you can play around with a lot and change around to suit your liking.
Want a more intense chocolate flavour? Add more cocoa powder or chocolate chunks/chips.
Don’t like coconut? Use sprinkles instead or freeze dried raspberries, chia seeds, chopped nuts or cocoa powder as a healthier choice.
Want to make the recipe vegan? Use a vegan butter.
Want to make them raw food? Use coconut oil, raw cocoa powder and use a substitute of your liking for the coffee.
Want to make them “only for grownups”? Add a splash of bourbon or your choice of liquor.
Making them for a party? Put them in small cupcake liners.

The possebilaties are endless!

/Thank you for reading and happy baking!

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