coconut cocoa balls

Lene Frost


I have limited myself just making these around Christmas, because they are so loaded with calories. As a little girl I made these with my Danish grandma... so at Christmas time I always remember the wonderful time I had with her and my mom as well :-).
My friends love it when I wrap some up as a gift... Even though I keep them in the fridge they somehow evaporate in a blink of an eye.. Enjoy - I do :-)

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20 Min


No-Cook or Other

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Sweet and dense, these filling cookie balls are worth every darn calorie!


1 c
soft butter - good quality
½ c
baking cocoa
1 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
3 c
oats, regular
1 Tbsp
half and half
1-2 tsp
rum extract or more - add a little of the time to match your own tasting.
1 c
coconut, shredded

Directions Step-By-Step

mix butter with dry ingredients - NOT the coconut
add half and half. Add 1/2 Tbs rum extract at the time and taste. Add only the amount of extract that suits your taste. And note that various brands of rum extract has different strengths. I prefer Oetker's. The mixture must be slightly sticky.
roll in bite size balls and cover with coconut.
Keep in fridge.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American