Thursday, January 12, 2012

Oatmeal Chocolate Balls


Lots of people are familiar with Swedish chocolate balls - little yummies made from oatmeal, sugar, butter and cocoa. These ones are similar, but not the same. They're fluffier, and sweeter, and more oat-y. Instead of cocoa, they use instant chocolate drink mix, the kind you just stir into cold milk. The mixture is beaten for a long time, to make it really fluffy.

Oatmeal Chocolate Balls
makes about 20

180 g rolled oats
180 g sugar
30 g coconut flakes (unsweetened)
1/2 msk vanilla sugar (or 1 tsp extract)
4 tbsp chocolate drinking mix (O'Boy is the Swedish brand name)
150 g butter, at room temperature
50 ml hot coffee
50 ml milk
more coconut flakes, for rolling

Start by mixing all the dry ingredients, then add the butter. Mix and add the coffee and milk. Now use a stand mixer or electric handheld beaters to beat the mixture for a fairly long time - say 8-10 minutes. It should look quite fluffy.

Place the batter in the fridge until it firms up enough to shape balls. Roll small balls, the size of walnuts, and roll them in coconut. Keep cool - you can even freeze them.

Recipe in Swedish:


Neilesh Patel (Recruiter focused on Food Manufacturing Jobs) said...

I enjoyed some of these posts, thanks for writing. I will share them with my colleagues. Is it ok if we include some of your posts in our newsletter? We will link to your site, of course. I think our audience would enjoy these tidbits from time to time – they are all food and beverage industry professionals. You can email me at the address I provided.


Anne said...

Hi Neilesh! I can't find your e-mail address, so I'll reply here and hope that you see it. It's ok to post a link to my site and recipes, but it's not ok to re-publish the entire post or the photos.


LoLy said...

WOW, looks LOVELY :D