For valentine’s day, I got my Swedish on and made chokladbollar or chocolate balls. These chocolate goodies have been one of my favorite sweets to eat at a cafe with a cup of tea since I first moved to Sweden. In a country where I was not familiar with most of the deserts and what was in them, the chokladbollar were a safe bet to try for someone who loves chocolate.
But I’d never made them before. I was inspired to try them thanks to my niece. Kate chose Sweden as the country she would talk about in terms of food and culture for a Girl Scouts project. She needed a recipe to make and share, so I suggested chocolate balls. Before I could full-on recommend that she make them though, I felt I had to try them.
And they were super easy. The ingredients are simple: just sugar, butter, cocoa, vanilla, oats, coconut. No baking required. I made this chokladbollar recipe from a Swedish web site. But I found plenty of other ones on line in English as well.
If you want to make an easy chocolate gift for valentine’s day, chocolate balls are the way to go. (And thanks to Kate for inspiring me to try them!)