15 January 2014

Chocolate and peppermint balls

I found this sweet recipe by Fazer when I was researching and getting inspiration for the Marianne crush I purchased in Finland. Marianne are traditional Finnish chocolate filled mint sweets made by Fazer, who launched the crush range a few years back. Now after having made these chocolate balls, I can't wait to get to Finland soon to buy more of these crush products.

Ingredients for about 25 balls:
Please note that the original recipe is only available in Finnish through the link, but I have followed it pretty closely.

100 g butter
1 dl sugar
2 tsp vanilla sugar
4 tbsp cocoa powder
3 dl oat and barley flake mix (original recipe is only with oat flakes)
2 tbsp strong cold coffee

For decorating:

Marianne crush (or any mint sweets and milk chocolate crushed)


Make some strong coffee. Enjoy the most yourself while making these balls and set two tablespoons of the coffee to side to be chilled.

Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla sugar in a bowl.

Add the cocoa powder, coffee and oat flakes.

Mix until you have a smooth and firm paste.

Shape small balls of the mixture and finally roll them in the crush, so that it sticks all around them.

Let the balls rest for couple of hours in the fridge before serving.

Then just enjoy!

Your VegHog

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