Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Swedish chocolate balls recipe

These Swedish chocolate balls were introduced to us by a Swedish friend. They are made from oats and cocoa and then rolled in delicious coconut. The kids will love to help with these.

Serving Size:

Makes about 20 balls



  • 100g butter
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp water or coffee
  • 1 cup (85g) desiccated coconut + extra for rolling


Melt the butter then place in a large bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients except the coconut and mix well.

Roll this mixture into small balls, about the size of a walnut, then roll each one in the coconut.

Store in the fridge for up to a week.


  • You can swap half a cup of the oats with finely chopped dried fruit if you prefer.
  • A few finely chopped hazelnuts is another good addition to this beautifully simple recipe.
  • This recipe was created by Sophie Hansen for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder. You can follow Sophie on Local is LovelyFacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

Find related ball recipes: