In my opinion, these no-bake vegan chocolate balls check all the boxes making them a great option for a quick at home sweet or something to bring along to a potluck, party or cookie exchange.
The Swedish Chokladboll is thought to have originated during World War II when wheat flour was in short supply.
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- no added sugar/no refined sugar
- no- bake
- ready in less than 15 minutes
Years ago my husband and I were fortunate to spend some time in Sweden. To this day it's among my very favorite travel experiences and a big part of that was because we stayed with a wonderful host, Ida who shared her life with us while we were there. She put together a similar version of this favorite Scandinavian treat for us to bring on the train with us one day.
The traditional chocolate ball recipe calls for butter and sugar. We like that this healthier version retains the flavor profile of the original, but has many of the same ingredients used in our favorite energy bars.
Step By Step Instructions
- These couldn't be easier to put together. Simply put all the ingredients except the coconut into a food processor and pulse until everything is chopped up.
- You may need to add a splash or two of water if they won't hold together when formed into a ball.
- I like to use a cookie scoop to make uniform sized balls and them place on a plate.
- Then roll in a bowl of finely shredded coconut and that's it!
These vegan chocolate balls should be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge. They will taste best if eaten within 5 days, but we've never had a problem with that!
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Vegan Swedish Chocolate Balls (Chokladboll)
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 12-14 1x
- Diet: Vegan
These no-bake chocolate ball treats check all the boxes - vegan, gluten-free, no refined sugar, easy to make, and of course, delicious. They are a great option for a quick at home sweet or something to bring along to a potluck, party or cookie exchange.
- 1 ½ cup almond meal
- 16 soft dates, pitted
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp instant coffee powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup dried coconut, finely shredded
- Put all ingredients except coconut into a food processor.
- Process until the dates are chopped up and the ingredients are well mixed.
- If it won't stick together enough to form into balls, add a few drops of water.
- Roll into small balls.
- Roll the balls in the dried coconut until fully coated.
- Store in fridge until ready to serve.
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- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: sweets
- Method: no-bake
- Cuisine: Swedish
- Serving Size: 1 ball
- Calories: 178
- Sodium: 9
- Fat: 6.9
- Saturated Fat: 1.3
- Carbohydrates: 30.3
- Fiber: 4.6
- Protein: 3.7
Keywords: vegan, gluten-free, no-bake, no refined sugar, quick, chocolate
These sound delicious! And I love how they're made with healthier ingredients!
never heard of these before - they look really yummy. I am looking forward to trying to make these sometime soon. Seems easy enough! Weird question though - woudl it be possible to use dried apricots instead of dates? I have a LOT of dried apricots (don't ask) and even though I know it would change the flavor significantly, I wonder about trying it..
I'm not sure about the dried apricots. Aside from a different texture, they're sure to impart a different flavor as well. If you try them, please let me know how they worked out!
Update - I didn't try it with apricots. I think you're right it would have really changed the profile and been a bit weird. Made them as the recipe goes - so easy and so very yummy! Thank you Kris!