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No Bake Chocolate Balls

Ridiculously enough this is one of the first things I’ve made with the girls that doesn’t require baking! Possibly a little less messy because of it, but mostly it means instant satisfaction… and satisfied quiet immediately after, so I can clear up a bit in peace.

No Bake Chocolate Balls

This time we’ve been baking with the girls and their little cousin Miss 2, so I know for a fact even a two year old has some sticky fun making these 🙂

And why don’t we make this kind of stuff in UK? Why is it only Swedes sitting with these little secrets? Well, the secret is out! My sister-in-law has even done some research into how to get the smoothest, softest, fluffiest Chocolate Balls possible – so here it is!

No Bake Chocolate Balls

No Bake Chocolate Balls

As you can see – only healthy ingredients (ehhmm).

Makes about 30 chocolate balls.

 

– 200g butter – softened

– 300g caster sugar (3dl/ 1 1/3 cups)

– 600g porridge oats (6dl/ 2 2/3 cups)

– 6 tbsp cocoa powder

– 2 tsp vanilla essence (or vanilla sugar)

– 4 tbsp whipping cream

– Coconut powder for rolling them in after

 

No Bake Chocolate BallsMETHOD, AND SECRETS!

1. For the smoothest & fluffiest of chocolate balls – use a hand blender to turn the porridge oats into oat powder (totally unnecessary if you don’t have a blender at hand or can’t be bothered… they’re still going to taste awesome!).

2. Whisk the softened butter, sugar and oat powder (or oats) – for the fluffiest chocolate balls keep whisking a few extra minutes.

3. Mix in the cocoa powder, vanilla essence and whipping cream.

4. Use a teaspoon to deal out small clumps to the kids and get them making balls (or whatever other shape they may turn into), then they just roll them around in the coconut powder.

Voila! Ready to eat.

No Bake Chocolate Balls

(Store them in the fridge, but they’re softer if you take them out 15mins or so before eating them… again totally unnecessary if you’ve just made coffee and are sitting writing a blog post – straight from the fridge works too!)

This recipe is an adaption of Leila’s, here.

 

You may not have noticed the showcasing of my BEST NEW PURCHASE – a plastic table cloth! Our kitchen table is becoming increasing shabby and a lot less chic. So here we have it, in a draw by the table, ready to whip out for all baking & crafts… we’ll see how it lasts.

 

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. These look and sound yummy and i love the fact that there is no baking involved. The amount of strops in our house because food needs a) cook and then b) cool down enough afterwards is unbelievable. Patience is not a toddler’s strong suit so instant gratification sounds great to me 🙂 xx #toddlerapprovedtuesday

    • Haha! Totally true!
      Whatever we’re baking/ making we usually make a few tiny ones on the side… That are cooked quicker & cool quicker… Even when we’re making pancakes! Thinking that they’re going to sit there and just watch while the pile gets bigger in front of their eyes is as if you’ve asked for the impossible 🙂

  2. Yup, definitely on my christmas snacks list for the family!

    Thanks so much for linking, hope to see you link up again soon #toddlerapprovedtuesday

  3. As I said on Twitter…Yum! Just…Yum!

    Thanks so much for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday. Don’t forget both me and Leandra are joint hosting this time round and we are keeping the link up open until January 1st so if you have any other amazing posts to share feel free!

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