Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cocoa Balls

These are a perfect snow day activity to do with the kids. They are definitely not the healthiest treat, but they are a family tradition. My mom used to make them with my brother and I. I am embarrassed to admit they are known as "Doody balls" in our house because my mom always thought they looked like little turds. Yes, I know, my family has an odd appreciation for bathroom humour.

3/4 cup butter (or coconut oil)
2 cups sugar
1 cup milk, any kind (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk
6 tbls good quality cocoa powder

3 cups oats
1 tsp vanilla

Powdered sugar

Bring butter, sugar and milk slowly up to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and stir in oats and vanilla. Chill in fridge or freezer until mixture cools and starts to firm up. Make mixture into little balls and roll in powdered sugar. Chill. Enjoy!

Today was my second day home with Big A. Yesterday she was sick, today she was all better but the schools were closed. This was a perfect activity to pass the time.


  1. These look yummy and fun - definitely going to try them! One question - I don't see cocoa in the ingredients? Just want to make sure it's not missing given they are called cocoa balls? These remind me of the cocoa-pb no-bake cookies that I love but rarely make since A is sensitive to peanuts.


  2. Thank you for catching that! I wrote this post quickly while the girls were running around so clearly I was distracted. What a goof I am! I fixed the recipe above - you need 6 tbls of cocoa powder.

  3. Haha - now they'll truly look like poop! I am going to try these and your truffles with the girls for Valentines day.