Oats, coffee, and chocolate. These little chocolate ball treats are the perfect pick-me-up during a busy day at school or work.
One of the first treats I had in Sweden was a small chocolate confection that looked like a truffle. The tag on the sign said, “Chokladbollar,” and being curious I bought it.
Oh, man, was it good! Over the course of the semester I ate so many of these tasty little Swedish treats.
Video: How To Make Chokladbollar
What Is Chokladbollar?
Chokladbollar is a Swedish word that literally means ‘chocolate ball’. They are chocolatey oatmeal balls that don’t require baking. Usually they are finished with a coating of coconut flakes or pearl sugar. Pearl Sugar is a delectable Swedish thing of refined white sugar. The sugar is compacted, crushed then sifted to create little tiny pebbles of sweet crunchiness. or you can order some online over here.
These Chokladbollar are great to eat with a cup of coffee or tea, and they are very fast to make. A few simple ingredients and you’ll be enjoying them in no time.
How To Make Swedish Chocolate Balls
This come together so quickly and are a great recipe for the kids to help out with. There’s not even a need to melt chocolate because we’re using cocoa powder for that chocolate-y goodness.
First you beat together butter, sugar, and vanilla, then the cocoa powder gets mixed in. Next, stir in the oats and some strong coffee.
Roll them into small balls of about a tablespoon (a cookie scoop is helpful) and then roll them in the coating of your choice. Or do half with pearl sugar and half with coconut!
Also what makes these even more amazing is that you can make them ahead of time and just pop them in the fridge. I’ve been munching on them for days now, someone help me!
More Tasty Treat Recipes
- Easy Hot Chocolate Recipe
- Best Chocolate Bark
- Homemade Molded Truffles
- Buckeyes Recipe
- No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies
- Snickerdoodle Bites
Podcast Episode About Making Swedish Chocolate Balls
Listen to our editor, Christine Pittman, explain briefly about how to make this recipe, with some great tips along the way, by clicking the play button below:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 and 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 2 Tbsp. strong coffee, cooled
- 1/3 cup pearl sugar or coconut flakes
- In bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy. Mix in the cocoa powder.
- Add the rolled oats and coffee. Mix everything well.
- Shape the mixture into small balls, about a tablespoon each.
- Roll in pearl sugar or coconut flakes. Refrigerate until serving.
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This post originally appeared in May 2016 and was revised and republished in May 2022.