This a very nostalgic thing to eat for me and the recipe goes way back. All the way back to the first grade of school. After a quick round of math in my head, that is actually more than 30 years ago! Ok, moving on….
This recipe (or one very similar to it) was, believe it or not, printed in my very first math book (which my mother still has) and I think was to teach us something about measurements and quantities but I just remember that it was yummy.
In Denmark, they are called Havregrynskugler and is something that I think all Danish kids know and love. Many other countries have their own version. Here in Israel, they are normally made with Petit Buerre biscuits but I have yet to get used to that (and then there is always the argument that oatmeal is much healthier than biscuits, right?)
Anyway, it is a very easy thing to do and the kids love to do it with me.
Oatmeal Cocoa Ball (16-18 balls)
About 2 cups Oatmeal
100 grams soft butter
½ cup powdered sugar (or normal sugar)
2 spoons Cocoa powder
2 teaspoon vanilla sugar
2 spoon water
Cut up the butter into small cubes and place in a bowl. Add the oatmeal, sugar, vanilla sugar and the cocoa powder to the bowl and mix it all together. Using your hands is a bit messy but really the best way. If it is a bit to dry, add the water (or a bit of cream or coffee is also nice).
Once you have a mass with the right consistency, you can start rolling it into the balls, about the size of a golf ball. Roll the balls in coconut, colored sprinkles or cocoa powder or whatever you think will be tasty.
Place on a plate and leave in the refrigerator for an hour or two before eating. And then, they will be gone before you know it! 🙂