Swedish ‘Havrebollar’ Oatmeal balls with a taste of vanilla and chocolate

I am celebrating my 31st birthday with making yummy Swedish ‘Havrebollar’ Oatmeal balls with a taste of vanilla and chocolate. A Swedish favourite among kids and adults. Easy to make and delicious to eat. 😀


Recipe (makes 38)

(1 dl = 100 ml)

  • 250 g butter
  • 2 dl granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Oboy or Cadbury drinking chocolate
  • 37.5 ml cold coffee
  • 7.5 dl oatmeal


  • coconut

Mix butter, sugar, vanilla sugar and the chocolate powder until you get a smooth dough. Add the cold coffee and the oatmeal and work it all together until you get a smooth dough.

Let the dough rest in the fridge for about an hour.

Shape small balls and roll them in coconut.

Leave them to cool until set.

You can store them in the fridge or freezer.


Happy Baking Everyone! 😀


Currant cake…

I got some red currants from my uncle a few days ago… I was looking for a currant cake recipe on google and found lots of them. I picked one I thought would be easy to make and yep the cake tasted very nice. 😀 One thing I have learnt from this baking session – do not forget to let the currants drain before you put them into the pie plate. 😀



  • 4 ½ dl plain flour
  • 1 ½ dl sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 150 gr butter
  • 1 egg
  • 5 dl red currants
  • 1 ½ dl + 2 tablespoons sugar for the currants

“Sprinkles cover”

  • 1 ½ dl oatmeal
  • 1 dl sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  • 50 gr melted butter

Mix flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl.

Cut the butter into smaller pieces and add them into the bowl.

Add the egg and knead until you get a smooth dough.

Press out the dough on a pie plate (20×30 cm).

Mix the currants and the sugar. Pour it into the pie plate.

Melt the butter. Mix oatmeal, sugar and vanilla sugar in a bowl. Pour the melted butter into the bowl and work throughly until everything is combined.

Place the “sprinkles” over the currants. Fold down the edges of the pie dough.

Bake in the bottom of the oven at 175 degrees C for 50 minutes. (If you do let the currants drain, you need less time in the oven). After about 20 minutes in the oven, cover the pie plate with some foil, so it will not get burned during the residual time.

Happy Pie Baking!  😀

Swedish yum yum Chocolate balls … so easy to make so even kids can bake them!

Yesterday, I got some superb help from my two half Swedish/half British TOP Bakers, Alice (6 yrs old) & Toby (5 yrs old)! These Swedish Chocolate balls are so EASY to make so even kids can bake them…

What did we think about the Chocolate balls? 

Alice: “Tastier than delicious because they have chocolate and pearl sugar!”

Toby: “They were tasty because they have pearl sugar on and were sugary! The chocolate was sugary and very tasty! “

After such a GREAT review I can only advice you guys to bake them as well! Kids are ALWAYS excellent judges when it comes to baking and sweets… I certainly think so!!! 😀

What did we enjoy with making them? 

Alice: “Everything was fun with the baking and because we baked together.”

Toby: “To roll them in pearl sugar.”

What can be more joyful than baking with your family and especially with kids?! I can’t think of anything. 😀  Good luck with your baking and hope you enjoyed reading my post! 😀 The recipe is below…

Recipe (makes about 80 chocolate balls)


  • 12 dl oatmeal
  • 400 gr butter or margarine, at room temperature
  • 4 dl sugar
  • 8 tablespoons cocoa
  • 8 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 8 tablespoons cold coffee


  • Pearl sugar, oatmeal or coconut

Stir butter/margarine until fluffy.

Add the remaining ingredients and work into a dough.

Shape small balls and roll them in pearl sugar, oatmeal or coconut.

Leave them to cool until set.

You can store them in the fridge or freezer.

Oooops!!! Some chocolate balls are missing!!! 😀 Where did they go? 😀