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Thursday, 2 February 2012

Chokladbollar - No bake Swedish Chocolate balls

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Chokladbollar is a swedish delicacy, readily available in Sweden that's oh so easy to make at home. No baking is required so it's a great one to involve kids in. 
I first found out about these chewy, coconutty treats when Sasa, author of Singlish Swenglish, brought some homemade ones over when she visited way back in 2007. It was love at first bite and so I asked for the recipe. Back then, I don't bake at all so I was pretty happy about the 'no bake' aspect of the recipe! haha
Since I'm kinda like a coffee addict, the addition of coffee suits me perfectly and tones down the sweetness of the chocolate balls. Feel free to replace coffee if you are not into coffee. Cooled down hot chocolate or even some liquor would work too.
This would be perfect for the upcoming Valentine's Day too!



Ingredients: (Makes around 24 balls)
100g butter, room temperature 
60g soft brown sugar(use white castor sugar if you prefer it to be sweeter)
1/2 tbsp vanilla essence
3 tbsp cocoa powder 
120g oats
3 tbsp strong, cold coffee 
Desiccated coconut or Pearl Sugar or sprinkles or cocoa powder


Directions:
Mix sugar, cocoa powder, oats, vanilla sugar and coffee in a bowl.
Using your hands, work the soft butter into the bowl until it's all nicely mixed.
Using your hands, start rolling balls approximately the size of meat balls (2 cm across or if you get bored, use your imagination!!)
Roll the balls in desiccated coconut or pearl sugar or sprinkles or cocoa powder , put them on a plate and leave them to cool in the fridge for an hour or so.
Enjoy!


This post has been added to the #chocolatelove Blog Hop!!! Come join us by linking up any chocolate recipes from the month of Feb 2012.

42 comments:

  1. i love the name... and the balls live up to it.. a mouthful of goodness!

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    1. I agree with ya, the name's pretty cute! :)

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  2. I make this very often, this is too easy, though I seldom follow the recipe. You can so easily vary it to suit your taste. I usually reduce or eliminate sugar and use syrup instead. Sometimes I even substitute oil for butter, esp when using syrup.
    BTW typo in title

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    1. Thanks for pointing the mistake out. :)
      I was wondering it i could use light olive oil so thanks for answering my question too!

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  3. What type of oats did u use?

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    1. I used quick cooking oats. Will update the post.

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  4. Those sound like such delicious treats. I love no bake treats in the summer!

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    1. Yes, they are perfect for summer! :)

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  5. Perfect timing for Valentine's Day and your Swedish chocolate balls look very fancy and yummy! I actually love your idea of adding coffee. I'm an addict too. It's so dangerous around these delicious balls...

    I love your birds plate! How cute!!!

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    1. Thanks Nami! I couldn't stop eating them!! The bird bowls are actually for placing rings. thought they were perfect for the occasion so i took them out for the shoot. ;)

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  6. Wow! This looks soo good and festive. It can be easily veganized too! I shall try. Thank you for the recipe =)

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    1. Thanks! Would love to see the vegan version! Let me know once you've tried it and I hope you'll enjoy them too!

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    1. they really were delicious! hmm, I now feel like making another batch!

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  8. you mean I can have a delicious dessert/treat without baking? I love it! These chocolate balls look amazing!

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    1. Yes, yes! It's very possible! ;)

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  9. Loving the no-bake part and the addition of coffee! Funny, I don't need a morning fix of joe but I adore it in any type of dessert, esp. with chocolate. These are gorgeous, too.

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    1. Thanks! I think it's good that don't need coffee to wake you up! I drink too much! :)

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  10. Oooh so deliciously good these look!!Will definitely be making these :)Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Welcome...hope you'll enjoy them as much as I did.

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  11. These look amazing and so delicious and ouster easy to make. They are perfect for a party or as a gift. Love them!

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    1. I really love how easy they are.. no reason not to make them if we run out of goodies to eat at home.

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  12. Lately I've been hooked on the idea of no-bake balls...just tried making them for the first time last week and am hooked! Great to see a chocolate no-bake recipe so that I don't have to troubleshoot the proportions. Just out of curiosity, what is pearl sugar? Still learning about all these different sweeteners and never hear of pearl or castor sugar. Thanks!

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    1. Pearl/Nib sugar is a coarse and opaque sugar that usually found in Scandinavia. Here's some picture of it.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nib_sugar

      Castor sugar is very fine sugar.

      I shall have to find more no bake recipes for lazy days! haha

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  13. they sound yummy and perfect to make with kids.

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    1. Kids would love getting their hands into these.

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  14. Slyvia! I LOVE your pictures! these no bake treats look delish!

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  15. I'm a coffee addict so this is THE treat for me! Not only it sounds yummy but looks tasty too! :)

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    1. Yes, this is perfect for coffee addict like us! :)

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  16. Even though I do bake, it's a pleasant treat to find a no bake treat!! Love the coffee in this!

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    1. This is a great one for those lazy days!

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  17. These look gorgeous and sound delicious!

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  18. nice one! easy and i bet delicious too!

    i like the idea of being creative on these. can nuts be used as well to coat these chocolate balls? :)

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    1. Yup!! It would taste great with nuts too!

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  19. these look delightful! yay for gluten free goodies. i love using oats! sending some #chocolatelove to you!

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  20. These look good.
    I've tried another recipie from another blog where she used dates instead of oats and no coffee.

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    1. Dates? That's interesting! I've never come across that recipe before but have seen some which used nut butter instead of butter.

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  21. Chocolate and coffee? Yes, please! Plus, I totally love coconut, so these sound extra tasty. Sending some #chocolatelove your way! :)

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  22. It's interesting to add oats, would give a healthier crunch to this delightful treat.

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