Swedish Chocolate Balls “Chokladbollar” – Sweden

This month we landed in Stockholm, Sweden for our Around the World in 12 Dishes project.  I stumbled upon this website Delishhh and found these Swedish Chocolate Balls, otherwise know as “Chokladbollar”, that were simply divine.  As we were combining the ingredients for this recipe, I decided to read the blogger’s childhood experience of eating these “Chokladbollar” in Sweden to my children…

“Yes, as a kid in Sweden eating candy was only allowed on Saturdays. They even make candy bags in the stores that are named, “Saturday Candy.”  Every week when our neighborhood kids got their Saturday allowance we used to run to the kiosk and get mixed candy for our allowance.”

(continue reading to see what my son’s response to this story was after he had a few
“Chokladbollar”) .


  • 1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp strong coffee (cold)
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • Coconut, sprinkles, pearl sugar (for rolling balls in)


Mix butter, sugar and coffee together first.

Mix these together.

Make sure that the butter is mixed in well.

Add all the other ingredients.  The batter should be easy to roll and not too sticky.  You can adjust the consistency by adding more coffee or oats.  We ended up having to add a bit more of the coffee.


Roll the batter into 25 small balls and roll them in either pearl sugar or coconut flakes.  My kids rolled the balls in coconut, but wanted to add some sprinkles too. Sprinkles makes everything better! 😉

Chill in the fridge for about 2 hours before eating them.


Then enjoy!  Both my kids loved these…however I must say my son LOVED these.  He asked me if we could be like the kids in Sweden and eat sweets only on Saturdays. I said, “Wow! You are willing to give up all your candy for the rest of the week to be like the Swedish kids?” He had a look of confusion on his face…so I said “Oh do you want to make these chocolate balls EVERY weekend”? And he shouted…YES!! =)

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