This is a type of Danish Christmas-dessert called oatmeal balls. They are super easy to make and tastes really good – who doesn’t like the combination of cocoa, butter, and sugar?
This version also contains bits of chocolate and a pinch of orange. I enjoy adding a bit more orange and some apricot as well – but you can leave it out if you want a more traditional taste.
The dough can be quite tough to manage with all the butter so it is advided to use a mixer.
The balls can either be rolled in oatmeal for a more traditional taste or coconut flakes or cocoa.
Original Oatmeal Balls
- 100 g oatmeal finvalsede
- 60 g powdered sugar
- 4 tbsp cocoa
- 1/2 tbsp orange juice freshly squeezed
- 35 g chocolate
- 75 g butter soft
- 50 g oatmeal, coconut flakes, or cocoa for garnish
Oatmeal Balls With Apricot
- 60 g apricot
- 1 tsp orange peel freshly grated, from about 1 whole orange
- Combine oatmeal, sugar, and cocoa in a bowl
- Chop chocolate (and apricot) and add to the cocoa-mix
- Add orange juice (and peel of an orange) to the dough
- Chop butter and add it. Stir thoroughly to even out the butter – make sure there are no lumbs
- Roll small balls and turn them in oatmeal, coconut flakes, or cocoa
- Put the balls in jars and put them in the fridge until serving