Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Dairy-free Swedish “Chocolate” Balls

These are a common treat in Scandinavia. You can buy them at IKEA as “Delicato chocolate balls”. I don’t know what they are called in Swedish, but they are called kókoskúlur in Icelandic. I needed to make a gluten-, dairy-, and soy-free treat for a Christmas party, and I thought I would try out making a version of these without any of the forbidden ingredients. The result is great. They taste just like the original, even though they use carob instead of chocolate.


1 1/2 cups oatmeal, ground in a food processor so it is almost a powder
1 c. coconut oil
3 Tbsp carob
2 tsp cereal coffee *
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup maple syrup
unsweetened coconut for rolling

Mix all ingredients together except coconut, making sure to work out all the lumps in the coconut oil. Roll into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Roll the balls in coconut. Refrigerate until hard and serve out of refrigerator.

Makes about 24 (depending on the size you make).

* Note: All the cereal coffee I could find has barley, which is not gluten-free, so if you want a gluten-free version, leave this out. If you can do regular coffee, you can use regular instant coffee.

One Response to “Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Dairy-free Swedish “Chocolate” Balls”

  1. CoconutOilGuy Says:

    Hello Rebecca! Oh this is definitely something new for me! I love trying new recipes, especially as far away as possible from here in the Philippines.

    Swedish Chocolate Balls that’s “Gluten-Free” and “Sugar Free?” My kind of dessert. Dairy is fine with me, but with coconut oil, so much the better. 😉

    Indeed, coconut oil or better yet, coconut milk, is an excellent alternative to dairy. Just my two cents.

    Your Drugstore in a Bottle

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