Tuesday, April 10, 2012

swedish chokladbollar

Isn't it exciting when you actually do something that you've pinned on pinterest? My cooking board is becoming particularly unwieldy, since pretty much everything looks delicious to me. (If you follow me, you'll also notice that I pin pretty much anything that has anything to do with cats.)

This weekend I was very excited to realize I had a delicious recipe for Swedish Chokladbollar that was pretty easy to whip up. The original recipe looks amazing, but of course, I replaced the sugar in mine and had to make a few other adjustments. Do read the original post though...it has some really interesting cultural insights. My favorite tidbit was learning that the Swedes used to let their children eat candy only on Saturdays. What a powerful message!


My favorite part about this recipe was that I only needed a little coffee. That was a good reason to use my new French press, which I found at the thrift store for a measly $3, still in the packaging. And dang, it made a great cup of coffee.


Swedish Chokladbollar

Ingredients:
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp strong coffee
1 tsp NuNaturals vanilla stevia
1 1/2 cup oats
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 cup coconut flour
unsweetened shredded coconut

Heat the coconut oil for about 20 seconds in the microwave, until just melted. Stir in the coffee and stevia. Add the oats, cocoa powder, and coconut flour, and stir until well mixed. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes. Stir again, then form into balls. You might need to give each ball a good squeeze to get it to stick together, but it shouldn't fall apart easily. Roll each ball lightly in coconut. Return to the fridge for about an hour, and allow Chokladbollar to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before serving.

12 comments:

  1. I have never had one of these before but it sure looks good (and healthy)

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  2. Why, yes, I'll have a couple of those, NOT only on Saturday. (Good rule for kids though tee hee).
    Loving your camera, I see!

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  3. mmm I love the combination of cocoa and coconut. I've made something similar before, with agave instead of stevia and they were delicious, but of course not as beautiful as yours. Mine were more like little chunks hehe

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    1. Yes, and the subtle coffee flavor in these is AMAZING...that's my favorite part.

      And sometimes the ugliest stuff tastes the best!

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  4. Yummy! I finally bought liquid stevia, and of course thought I'd have to try out one of your delicious dessert recipes. Can't wait :)

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    1. Oh yay! Let me know how it goes!

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  5. hmmm... those look so good!

    Sara :)
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  6. Oh wow. I can't believe how good this looks! Gorgeous photos!

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  7. Hi!!I have known your blog on cut out and keep,it looks so good. I follow you ;)

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  8. Well, my husband (born and raised in Sweden) definitely did have candy on days other than Saturday. :) But his cousin grew up with Saturday-only candy, if I remember correctly. We had this conversation because we were talking about how we wanted our son to eat and how to shape a healthy attitude towards food in him. I love Chokladbollar, thanks for sharing.
    PS: I also happened to post a Swedish recipe on the HLB linkup, feel free to check it out: http://susonia.com/2013/02/salted-caramel-sticky-chocolate-cake-kladdkaka-valentines-treats-giveaway/

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Thanks for making me smile. =)