Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Swedish Chocolate Balls

This past summer my girls' neighbor friends came to our house rather frequently to play. Almost everyday I was asked by one of the little girls, "Can we bake something today?" We would spend our summer baking up a variety of cookies. During one particularly hot day, I didn't really feel like cranking on the oven and thought we'd try making some easy, no-bake Swedish Chocolate Balls
They ended up being delicious. (Even my non coconut eating husband finished off the last of them.)

These simple cookies come together quickly in a food processor. They have no flour in them so there is the added benefit of them being gluten free as well. I thought they looked rather festive for the holidays so I decided to incorporate them into my usual line up of favorite Christmas cookies.

Swedish Chocolate Balls
(Recipe Source: Honest Cooking)
((Printable Recipe))

1 stick butter, room temperature
2 1/2 cups oats
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tablespoon strong cold coffee
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
Unsweetened coconut flakes

1. In a food processor, mix the butter, sugar, vanilla, and coffee together. Add oats and cocoa and process until the dough holds together.
2. Roll the dough into about 24 balls and then roll them in the coconut flakes.
3. Chill for at about 2 hours so they firm up before serving.

Linked to:
Weekend Potluck #146

1 comment:

  1. Ok these turned out horribly. I only added 2 cups of oats and they were so crumbly no way they would stick together. I added a square of bakers chocolate melted in another 4 tablespoons of butter, and they BARELY stuck together then, but no way would the coconut stick