One of the first sweet treats I learned to make on my own as a teen in Chile were chocolate balls that were made with crumbled cookies and covered in coconut. I mixed powdered cocoa or chocolate with sweet condensed milk, then I would add the “galletas de vino” cookies and I would make the balls. Ever since I moved back to the USA I stopped making them but I found this new recipe that is easy, delicious and a bit more nutritious, since it substitutes oats for the cookies.
I’m not kidding or exaggerating when I say that these treats are addictive. After I made them, every single person (young or old) has to have one. Your kids can help you make these chocolate balls, too, since you don’t need an oven. Try it!
Without further adieu, here is the dulce de leche and chocolate balls recipe that goes really well with a latte, café con leche or a glass of cold milk.
Oats, Dulce de Leche and Chocolate Balls
Serves: 10 Balls
- 4 tablespoons of pure cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons of rolled Quaker® oats
- 4 tablespoons of dulce de leche or caramel
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- Mix cocoa, oats, caramel and milk to form a smooth paste. Add more milk if necessary.
- Sprinkle the coconut on a plate.
- Wet your hands and form the balls. Roll them in coconut.
- Place the chocolate balls in paper muffin cups or ramekins and store in a cool, dry place.
- 69 calories
- 6g fat
- 9g saturated fat
- 8g of protein
- 8g carbohydrates
- Calcium 24mg
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