Baking · Comfort Food · Swedish · Sweets

Negerbollar, or Swedish Chocolate Balls

chokladboll_stor1 These little balls have been my favourite sweet treat for as long as I can remember. We always used to call them negerbollar (negroe balls) which, admittedly, was not a very politically correct term. I just read in a paper the other day that the word has now been taken out of the Swedish Academy’s Dictionary and the balls are now to be called chocolate balls.


  • 100 g butter
  • 3 dl oats
  • 1 1/2 dl caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tbsp strong coffee
  • dessicated coconut


  1. Leave the butter out to get room temperature (or micro wave it a little)
  2. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl
  3. Roll into little balls
  4. Rolls the balls in the coconut to give them a nice coating
  5. Keep cold and serve with coffee or eat them just the way they are



2 thoughts on “Negerbollar, or Swedish Chocolate Balls

  1. I grew up loving them, too! Thank you for posting this recipe. You can also roll the balls in pearl sugar (not sure what it’s called in English). They used to be called “negerbollar” not b/c of a race issue, but because of the Latin, “niger,” meaning “black.” But yup, chocolate balls is a much more happy term to use these days!

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