I have a few things that I’ve had all or most of my life, things that I plan on keeping for decades to come. One is a dresser that my mother bought for my baby clothes when she was pregnant with me. I also have old report cards from as early as 1st grade. I also have a huge pile of primary school art work that I can’t bring myself to throw away just yet.
But I also have one thing that is relevant to this blog. It’s a Danish Disney cook book. It’s from 1986, which makes it three years younger than me. I have so many memories of paging through this book that just looking at it makes me smile. It’s in Danish because we lived in Denmark when I was a baby. We moved back to Iceland when I was about 2 and a half, in early 1986. This book must’ve been bought just about then.
My favourite recipe from this book is the “Kokos-tryllekugler” one from page 43. I’ve translated it as Coconut Magic Balls. It’s super simple, easy to do with kids and incredibly yummy. I’ve made these regularly throughout the years and they never fail to please.
Coconut Magic Balls
100 g butter
3 dl rolled oats
1 dl desiccated coconut
1,5 dl powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
1 tbsp cold water
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. You can do so in a stand mixer, but it also easy (and possibly fun) to do by hand.
- Take a small bit of the mixture and form into little balls.
- Roll the balls in some coconut.
- Let the balls stand for a few minutes.
If you want to keep them for later, just put them in a box and keep in the fridge.