Delicious no bake chocolate treats
We are big fans of homemade treats and are always on the lookout for good tummy friendly treats that we whisk up quickly when we get a craving. This recipe is actually from my (Sara’s) childhood. I grew up in Sweden where these chocolate balls are very popular and children make them as a treat. There are many heathy adaptations of the traditional recipe available and you can choose to use coconut oil instead of butter and maple syrup instead of sugar, but having tried lots of different versions of chocolate balls, we think the old traditional recipe taste the best. It’s super easy to make as it requires no cooking and is also perfect for children to make.
Once made you can keep them in a sealed container in the fridge and just get one or two out when you have a craving and need a treat 🙂
Have a try, they are super tasty!
2 tbsp raw cacao
4 tbsp sugar
100 grams butter
300 ml gluten free oats
1-2 table spoons coffee
2 drops pure vanilla extract (read lable to make sure it’s pure)
A little bit of desiccated coconut to roll the balls in (alternatively some cacao powder)
1. Scatter the desiccated coconut on a round dinner plate
2. Add all the other ingredients to a large bowel and mix together well with a wooden spoon or even better, with your hands.
3. Once all ingredients have been well blended, pick up a small amount and form into a ball. Roll the ball in the desiccated coconut and place onto a plate.
You can store the chocolate balls in a plastic container and keep in the fridge for 1-2 weeks and just get a few out for as and when you’d like to treat yourself.