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.
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.