Chocolate Balls : A Swedish Delicacy

My blog friend Pam, at Gingerbread Snowflakes, is doing an international, ‘St. Nicholas Eve Cookie Recipe Swap’ on the 5th December – so I said I’d come up with a traditional Swedish ‘cookie’…

Chocoalte Balls!

These are truly DELICIOUS, and extremely easy to make – and please bear in mind that the photo of those below were made partly by my two year old, so no perfect cookery here – but they were so delicious that they were gone before I could take a better photo…!

So what do you need?

100g butter

1/3 cup sugar

1 tablesppoon vanilla powder (or vanilla essence)

2 – 3 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 cup cooking oats

2 – 3 tablespoons cold coffee

Grated coconut or ‘pearl sugar’ for decoration


1) Mix butter, sugar and vanilla until soft

2) Mix in cocoa, oats and coffee

3) Stir until well mixed

4) Form ‘dough’ into small round balls.

5) Roll balls into ‘pearl sugar’ or grated coconut until covered.

6) Leave chocolate balls in fridge until time to eat



Please note that I have translated the Swedish recipe in to English, so the measurement of 1 dec to 1/3 cup is an estimate – you may want to use only 1/4 cup of sugar. Also, I’m not sure what ‘pearl sugar’ is really called in English – it’s kind of like rock salt, but the sugar version and much smaller ‘rocks’!


8 thoughts on “Chocolate Balls : A Swedish Delicacy

  1. Oh yum! Thank you Sasha for posting this recipe to be included in the St. Nicholas Day cookie swap – especially since you just had a beautiful, brand new baby boy Nov. 13th!

    I think my sweetie will love these!

    And FYI Pearl sugar is Pearl sugar in the states too! It is available from King Arthur Flour. I am going to give the coarse sparkling sugar a try when I make these.

  2. En kaka man inte behöver baka är alltid den bästa tycker jag, det finns ju ingen chans att man bränner dessa i ugnen. Vore bra om det fanns fler såna här recept i världen tycker jag.

    Det värsta med dessa är att man äter upp en hel skål så… eh.. fort! Snipp snapp snut, så var alla slut! 🙂

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