We were also introduced to the fantastic Swedish tradition of fika. Roughly translated, fika means “to drink coffee”. In Sweden it is used as both a noun and a verb and it’s an invitation to have a coffee break and enjoy some baked nibblies. “Shall we fika?” is a common phrase in offices across Sweden in mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
And what better treat to fika with than traditional Swedish chocolate balls (“Chokladboll“). Chocolate balls do not really contain any chocolate, only cocoa, and are also known by another, rather racist name, so we’ll stick with the chocolate one, shall we?
Now, I multiplied the recipe and had to translate it from the metric — because in Canada, though we wholeheartedly espoused the metric system decades ago, we still cook in American. So bear with me.
Roll the mixture into small balls, about the size of your average Timbit (the traditional Canadian version of the fika treat).