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.
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-bake, dairy-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.
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.
The mixture should be easy to roll and not too sticky, feel free to adjust the consistency with more oats or coffee.
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 (!!).
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.
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!
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!
Kokosballs: Swedish Chocolate Balls
- 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.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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