Recipe for Danish Cocoa Oat Balls (havregrynskugler)
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Cocoa Oat Balls (Havregrynskugler)

Super delicious Danish Cocoa Oat Balls also known as Havregrynskugler. These cocoa oat balss are super easy to make and loved by adults and kids. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Danish
Keyword: Nordic dessert
Servings: 40 oat balls


  • 280 g oats (10 oz)
  • 225 g soft butter (8 oz)
  • 200 g sugar (7 oz)
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1.5-2 tsp rum extract
  • 1.5-2 tsp almond extract


  • coconut flakes
  • cocoa powder
  • sanding sugar


  • In a large bowl; Mix all the ingredients well together.
  • Leave the cocoa dough in the fridge for about 15-30 minutes.
  • Use your hands to roll small cocoa oat balls
  • Roll the oat balls in coconut flakes, cocoa powder or in other decoration, you like.


Keep the oat balls in the fridge until you are going to eat them