Before I even start telling you about this traditional Icelandic sweet treat, let me just point out that mine are not authentic at all because, as the first part of their name suggests, they are supposed to be rolled in desiccated coconut. (I've just discovered I've always spelt desiccated wrong - I usually put two s's and one c and it just looks plain wrong any other way !) The Madhouse kids aren't keen on coconut sprinkled on top of things, although they'll happily eat it as an ingredient in cakes - they like the flavour but not the "squeaky" texture on their teeth ! - so I left it out. They were still very nice though, and a great way of using up some of my stash of porridge oats. (I'm still working my way through a year's supply that I won a while ago !)
40g dessicated coconut
Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a bain marie.
Cream together the butter and sugar, then add the oats and milk.
Pour in the chocolate.
Give it all a good stir.
Shape into balls with your hands, roll in desiccated coconut if using and leave to chill in the fridge for a few hours.
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