Swedish Chocolate Balls (Chokladbollar)

There’s a reason chokladbollar are an essential element to every Swedish fika. They’re too easy to make to pass up! These sweet treats don’t even require any baking, just mix up the ingredients and put them in the fridge.

Like most Swedish desserts, chokladbollar has a national holiday! So, on May 11th make sure to try making this sweet snack.

Swedish Chocolate Balls (Chokladbollar)

Adapted from the recipe of the Idensjö-Kronqvist family, DIS Homestay


Yield: Approximately 30 balls
10 1/2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cold black coffee or water
2 cups rolled oats

Grated coconut
Granulated sugar
Candy sprinkles


Cream the butter and sugar together. Stir in the cocoa, vanilla extract, coffee, and oats until thoroughly blended.

Pinch off small amounts of the dough and roll into balls, about 11/2 inches in diameter.

Roll the balls in grated coconut, granulated sugar, or candy sprinkles.

Refrigerate for a couple of hours until set. Serve.

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