1 1/2 c quick-cooking oatmeal
1/4 c sugar
6 Tbsp butter, softened
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp coffee
coconut or pearl sugar for rolling in
Combine butter, sugar, oats (mind you don't use the instant packets), cocoa powder, vanilla, and coffee. Roll into balls about the size of a meatball. Roll balls in coconut or pearl sugar to decorate. Eat right away, or refrigerate, or freeze if you prefer a harder consistency.
Makes about 15.
On Pearl Sugar pearl sugar is coarsely ground sugar used for decorating baked goods.
These are a popular Swedish treat. This easy recipe is a fun activity for a children's party. If you're concerned about the caffeine in the coffee - if you've been to a kid's party recently, you know they're wired enough - just substitute chocolate milk.)
Submitted by Gretchen Grant Contributed on: and modified on Monday December 4th, 2006