Chokladbollar (directly translated as “chocolate balls”) are a very popular sweet treat here in Sweden, and my kids love them. However, they have a fair bit of butter and sugar and I wanted to come up with something a little healthier. Here I give you quark chocolate coconut balls.
My version is made with quark and although they don’t taste quite the same as the originals, they are pretty good! They last several days in an airtight container and taste better with every day that passes – if you are not in a hurry, make them, and then set aside until the next day!
In Sweden, the balls are either rolled in coconut or pearl sugar – I prefer coconut. The measurements below make around 10 balls, but you could increase the ingredients and double the yield!
- 150g oats
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2.5 tablespoons brewed coffee cold
- 100g quark
- Coconut (for rolling)
Mix the cocoa, vanilla sugar, oats and cocoa in a large bowl until well combined.
In a separate bowl, stir the coffee and quark until combined and then add to the dry ingredients. At this point you might want to refrigerate for about an hour, just so the mixture hardens and is a little easier to handle.
Place coconut or pearl sugar on a large plate. Scoop out around one tablespoon-sized amounts of dough and shape into balls. Roll in the coconut or pearl sugar and place on a baking tray lined with grease-poof paper. Put in the fridge until ready to be eaten. Enjoy!
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