Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Chocolate balls

Last year I used to arrange a little competition at work, where the department that managed to empty the most pallets during the week got brownies on Friday. While I was on holiday the other girl in my group made chocolate balls instead. Luckily she made them again after I got back so that I got to try them as well, and they were delicious!!

This weekend I just had to try to make them myself. The recipe is from this Swedish webpage, look below for the recipe in English. Be careful, they're very addictive!

This recipe is for about 20 balls, depending on size. I suggest you double the recipe and just keep them in the freezer.

100 grams margarine or butter, room temperature
2 decilitres sugar
3 decilitres rolled oats
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla powder (in the UK they don't have vanilla powder so I used 1 teaspoon of icing sugar with a little vanilla essence instead)
3 tablespoons coffee (cold)
shredded coconut

1. Mix together the margarine and sugar to a fluffy consistency
2. Add all other ingredients except the coconut and mix to a kind of dough
3. Put some shredded coconut on a plate
4. Shape the dough into balls and roll them in the coconut
5. Put the balls in the fridge to cool.

The ones I tasted at work also had a teaspoon of cinnamon in them as it was close to Christmas, that was really tasty as well!

I would also suggest putting them in the freezer, it actually makes them taste even better! Just remember to take them out a few hours before you're planning on eating them.

Try them and let me know what you think!

1 comment:

....Petty Witter said...

Yum though I'd have to substitute cinnamon (or similar) for the coffee.

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