These Swedish Chocolate balls (chokladbollar) are a super popular and traditional sweet treat, featured here in a delicious gluten-free and vegan version. The perfect bite-sized treat to satisfy your chocolate cravings!

I discovered these chocolate balls while on holiday in Gothenburg a few years ago. These delicious chocolate balls won my heart at the very first bite. They’re SO addicting. Once you try them it takes a lot of self-control to stop.

Chokladbollar, Swedish Chocolate Balls close up on wood board

These Swedish chocolate balls don’t require any cooking or baking, and are ready in 15 minutes only. Made with simple ingredients you most probably have in your pantry already, those little balls are impressively easy to put together.

The best part is, these Swedish chocolate balls are totally no-bakedairy-free, gluten-free and vegan.

How To Make Swedish Chocolate Balls

Traditional Swedish chocolate balls are made with oatmeal, sugar, vanilla sugar, cocoa, butter, and a small amount of coffee. 

You can stick to the traditional recipe or make some tiny changes to turn them into an allergy-friendly healthier treat, like I did.

Replace butter with coconut oil using the same ratio, and swap regular sugar for fine organic muscovado ( try also with maple syrup).

The flavour is so similar you won’t taste the difference, and they become conveniently vegan, making everyone happy.

Chokladbollar, swedish Chocolate Balls preparation, ingredients in bowl of food processor

Fold all the ingredients in a food processor and mix for 30 sec or until combined.

Scrap down the mixture with a spatula if necessary.

Chokladbollar, Swedish Chocolate Balls preparation, ingredients blended in food processor

The mixture should be easy to roll and not too sticky, feel free to adjust the consistency with more oats or coffee.

To give it a fun grown-up twist, you can also substitute coffee with spirits like Kahlua, Baileys or rhum. I promise these chocolate balls will be a hit!Chokladbollar, Swedish Chocolate balls on baking tray covered with parchment paper

Usually kokosballs are the the size of a golf ball, but you can shape them in the size you prefer. I go for a bite-sized version, but I’ve in seen shops in Sweden selling chocoballs the size of a baseball (!!).

Swedish Chocolate Balls, close up of ball rolled in coconut flour, other balls in the backgroundOnce ready, roll them in coconut flakes. These treats are already very sweet, so I use unsweetened dessicated coconut flakes.

But you can also use pearl sugar or finely chopped nuts like pistachio, almonds or hazelnuts.

This recipe as you can see, is super simple and really fun to make.

Ask your kids to help you out, or invite your friends over and have a great time recreating these awesome Swedish chocolate balls together.

They also make a super cute homemade gift for any occasion, from Halloween to Christmas, or offered as wedding/birthday party favours.

Swedish Chocolate Balls on marble board and in small white with black zig zag lines paper package

These magic Swedish chocolate balls are a great addition to breakfast or tea time, especially now that the days are getting chiller.

I can already see myself holding a cup of nice cup of coffee (or a rich hot chocolate) and indulge into this delicious treat!

Chokladbollar: Swedish Chocolate Balls on wood board, image optimized for Pinterest

I really really hope you’re gonna give these yummy Swedish chocolate balls a try, they’re so incredibly quick and easy to prepare, and SO satisfying!

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Kokosballs: Swedish Chocolate Balls

These Swedish Chocolate balls (chokladbollar) are a super popular and traditional sweet treat, featured here in a delicious gluten-free and vegan version. The perfect bite-sized treat to satisfy your chocolate cravings!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Swedish
Servings: 10
Author: The Petite Cook


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (120 g)
  • 1/2 cup fine muscovado sugar (or confectioner sugar) (120 g)
  • 3 tbsp dutch cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp cold espresso coffee
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, at room temperature (120 g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (or half vanilla bean pod)
  • a pinch fine sea salt


  • 1/4 cup unsweetened fine coconut flakes (60 g)


  • Fold all the ingredients in a powerful food processor and mix until combined.
  • The mixture should be easy to roll and not too sticky, you can adjust consistency with oats or coffee.
  • Shape the mixture to form bite-sized balls and arrange on a tray covered with parchment.
  • Roll each ball over coconut flakes, refrigerate for 10 min and serve.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.


To make sure your Swedish chocolate balls are gluten-free, use only non-contaminated, certified gluten-free oats.
This post was originally published in 2015 and updated with new info.
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