Chocolate balls make for a delicious sweet treat. Get this fun, fabulous no bake chocolate dessert recipe. 

We are the host family to a lovely girl from Sweden who is attending the local university. She has such an outgoing and delightful personality and loves to share about her country and her culture. And of course, I love to learn about Swedish foods.

Just take a look at these Swedish Chocolate Balls.

They are so easy to make and delicious!


I really think it’s impossible to eat just one.

Or even two.

They are addictive, y’all.


I’m telling you, you’ll be amazed at how quickly they disappear. They are a new found favorite at my house. I think they’ll show up again over the holidays.

How cute they’ll be in mini cupcake papers ready for a holiday party.

Here’s her Chocolate Balls recipe. I know you’ll love it!

Swedish Chocolate Balls

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Chocolate balls make for a delicious sweet treat. Get this fun, fabulous no bake chocolate dessert recipe.
Prep Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 pound butter, softened
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons coffee, really strong
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups rolled oats


  • The traditional decoration is coconut flake, but you may use sanding sugar, colored sprinkles, toasted almond slivers, powdered sugar, powdered cocoa, etc.


  • Cream butter, sugar, and cocoa until smooth.
  • Add in coffee, vanilla and chocolate, mix well.
  • Add in oats and mix well on high speed with mixer until completely combined, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Pinch a 1 1/2 inch piece of dough and roll between your two palms.
  • Roll in desired decoration to coat.
  • Eat immediately or chill for approximately 2 hours in the refrigerator for a firmer treat.


Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 945IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

I can’t really tell you what to do with any leftovers of this recipe. There haven’t been any yet.

Robyn xo

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  1. Can you just omit the coffee or do you need to substitute it with something? My family doesn’t eat/drink stuff with caffeine. Thanks!

    1. The Swedish student staying with us has now gone home, so I don’t know the official Swedish answer on this one. However, I would think you could substitute the coffee with something else and it be just fine.

  2. Hej, it’s perfectly fine just leaving the coffee out completely if it’s the caffeine you’re worried about, just add a tablespoon or so of water instead. However. The tiny amount you use really adds to the flavour, so perhaps if you can find some sort of coffee flavoured substitute, I’d really recommend it!

  3. i just made these using the 1 lb of butter that the recipe calls for, however they seem more like frosting balls…. are you certain it calls for a pound of butter and not 1 stick or 1 cup? thank you