The weather today has been AMAZING. 70 and not a cloud in the sky, it pains me to even sit inside for this few short minutes to write the blog post!

Grandma and I had a great quiet morning, we both enjoyed a nice bowl of yogurt topped with our homemade granola that we made yesterday, some berries, and a banana. After that I headed of to the gym for a quick workout, before we headed into town to see the market.

The market was absolutely packed today due to the nice weather. We spent an hour walking through all the stalls which sold everything from candied nuts to clothing to fresh produce to handmade jewelry. After picking up a few goodies we came home and enjoyed a great lunch outside on the balcony. (I have pictures of all of this, but as we still have no wifi I cannot post them yet!)

In the afternoon we went for a long walk in the forest, then returned home to make some Chokladbollar for a Fika that we are going to have at my Swedish MorMors house tomorrow. I have mentioned this famous Swedish dessert in a previous post. They basically are just little chocolate balls that have a slighting crunchy texture and are covered in either sugar or coconut flakes. My grandma has absolutely fallen in love with them here, so I thought that I would make up a recipe so she can make them bake home for all her friends to try!

Not only does the recipe taste exactly like the Chokladbollar you would get in a café here, but they are soooo much healthier! They are the perfect guilt free little dessert for any occasion. They are also a fun activity for the kids to make on a rainy day. You can store them in the freezer too so make a bunch and save them for later!


Ingredients: (makes about 10 little balls)

  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 cup wholegrain oats
  • 2 tbsp. cacao powder
  • 4 squares 85% Dark chocolate cut up into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • shredded coconut or white little sugar sprinkles


  1. In a bowl, mix the oats, cocoa, coffee, salt and baking soda.
  2. Melt the coconut oil with the dark chocolate either in the microwave, or on the stove, then add in the coconut sugar and stevia.
  3. Pour the coconut mixture over the oats and mix until everything is well incorporated.
  4. Shape into balls. The mixture will be sticky so I like to use wet hands when shaping.
  5. Roll each ball into the shredded coconut, place on a plate and refrigerate for an hour or so until the balls have firmed up.
  6. Enjoy!

Let me know if anyone tries them out, I would love to hear your feedback. If you are not a fan of dark chocolate I would recommend opting for milk chocolate or a dark chocolate that contains less cacao 🙂

Tomorrows plans include a bike ride, picnic, Fika, packing, and maybe grilling out for dinner. I hope everyone back home has been having a good weekend!


Swedish Word of the Day: “efterrätt” – dessert. It literally is translating into “after eat” which seems like a pretty appropriate way to describe dessert to me.


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