Monday, 25 January 2010

Chocolate balls - recipe

photos © Russian Doll

This is the classic recipe:
100g butter
1 dl sugar
1 tbs vanilla sugar (or 2 packets if you have the packets)
2 - 3 cocoa (without sugar)
3 dl oat flakes
2 - 3 tbs strong coffee (H2O is okay if you don't have coffee. Try it first with 2 tbs)
coconut flakes (the small ones)

First, wash your hands. Put all ingredients in a bowl (except coconut), use your hands to work through the dough. Take a piece of dough and form it with the palms of your hands into a ball. Roll the ball on the plate where you've poured the coconut flakes. Cover it in coconut. Place it onto another plate or into a plastic container and continue in the same way with the rest of the dough. To preserve (or just to make the balls less soft, if you've put too much coffee/water into the dough), put them in the fridge.

Depending on the size of the balls, it makes about 17/18.

I substituted half of the butter for peanutbutter (smooth) and used sprinkles instead of coconut flakes.

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