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Coconut covered Chocolate Balls to kick of First Friday Fika Time!

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There is a phenomena that takes place every day in Sweden at some point between 2pm and 4pm, some days its over quickly while other days it lasts for hours. Old and young participate alike. It’s called Fika {fee-ka} and the meaning of this beautiful word is “to take a break to drink some coffee, usually enjoyed with something sweet on the side”. (Children will enjoy with tea/lemonade etc.) Fika is a verb and a noun all at the same time!

At times when feeling homesick, fika comes to mind as something I really miss. I’ve decided to bring it back – its Fika Time! This post is the kick off to the new series First Friday Fika Time, which means that on the first Friday of every month I will feature a favorite childhood treat to have enjoyed at Fika. The first to come to mind were these Coconut covered Chocolate Balls. A perfect one bite sensation the Chocolate Ball is the ultimate kid friendly treat to make – its a “no bake” project that comes together in a flash, no oven is required. Children can dump the ingredients together in one bowl, mix well and roll up the chocolate balls.

It should be mentioned that the 2 – 4 times slot is the mandatory fika time, but it is perfectly acceptable to enjoy more than one fika a day. As a matter of fact morning fika and evening fika are quite popular as well.

Hope you come back for the Next First Friday Fika Time, and that you enjoy these as much as we do in our family!

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Coconut covered Chocolate Balls

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons cacao
  • 2 Tablespoons cold, strong coffee
  • 1 1/4 cup instant rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut for rolling chocolate balls

Directions

  • Use a fork to mix butter, sugar and vanilla extract and coffee until well blended.
  • Sift cacao onto the butter mixture.
  • Add oats, use a wooden spoon to mix all together
  • Use hands to roll into 1 inch balls.
  • Pour coconut in a shallow dish, roll chocolate balls in shredded coconut and place on platter. Repeat until all of the batter is gone.
  • Refrigerate for at a couple of hours prior to serving.
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8 Responses to Coconut covered Chocolate Balls to kick of First Friday Fika Time!

  1. hmmmm my 2 favorite ingredents… chocolate and choconut…

  2. Love the fika idea…and these look delicious!

  3. these are a childhood favorite of mine. :)

  4. [...] First Friday Fika time again already?!! Time flies when you are having fun… So far our summer has held hiking, river rafting, summer carnival and music in the park. Colorado summers are amazing, but we still miss our Swedish fika treats. To stave off our cravings we whipped up these chocolate slices. My mom used to make them all the time, and this gave us good reason to use the pearled sugar left over from our Swedish Cinnamon Rolls as well. Make a batch and pop leftovers in the freezer for a quick go-to sweet treat. Happy Fika! [...]

  5. These are going on my must try list. Love chocolate and coconut together,

  6. I was looking for great no-bake cookies and found these! They looked amazing, and when I tried them, they were absolutely delicious! The coffee added a spark of flavor. And it was so easy! Thank you!

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