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Healthy Swedish Chocolate Balls (Chokladbollar)
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Healthy Swedish Chocolate Balls (Chokladbollar)

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Fika/Snack
Cuisine: Swedish
Keyword: Fika,, Swedish,
Servings: 19 balls


  • 210 g Chickpeas cooked
  • 150 g soft stoned dates soak in boiling water for 10 minutes if they're hard
  • 20 g coconut oil
  • 2 tbls cacao
  • ¼ tsp sea salt fine
  • Unsweetened desiccated coconut for rolling

Optional additional flavours

  • zest of an orange
  • tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbls freshly ground coffee
  • 1 tbls freeze dried raspberry powder
  • 1 tsp natural mint extract


  • In a food processor add the stoned dates, chickpeas, coconut oil, cacao, salt and any additional flavouring that takes your fancy. Process until you have a smooth dough. You may have to scrape down the sides of the processor several times to make sure that all the ingredients have minced.
  • Tip into a large mixing bowl. With your hand bring the mixture together to make sure all the ingredients are evenly distributed, it should be slightly sticky.
  • Scoop out rounded tablespoons of the dough and roll into balls. Set aside as you go, I roll then into approximately 20g balls.
  • Pour the desiccated coconut into a shallow bowl. Roll the balls in the coconut to coat.
  • Refrigerate for an 1 hour. I like them best brought slightly back to room temperature before eating.
  • The chocolate balls will keep for a week, refrigerated in an airtight container.