I made these fudge balls for a party at my school, and they were a huge hit! I made half coated with coconut and the other half coated with powdered sugar (in case some people didn't like coconut...what freaks). They are nice and sweet on the outside, and fudgey and chocolateyand slightly chewy and rich on the inside. The addition of melted bittersweet chocolate (i used Ghiradelli) and coffee powder makes the chocolate incredibly delicious. They literally melt in your mouth and you have to stop and treasure the moment when you pop them into your mouth. I was skeptical before I made them because they use raw oats, and I thought it would give them a weird, chewy, texture...but the result was soamazing. You don't taste the oats; they just hold the balls together and make them chewy like fudge.
4 cups regular rolled oats
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 tablespoons strong coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup 60% bittersweet chocolate, melted
1/2 cup coconut flakes or 1 cup powdered sugar
Mix the oats, sugar, and cocoa together in a bowl. Add the butter, and use your hands to mix the ingredients together to make a thick dough. Mix in the coffee, vanilla, and chocolate until thoroughly blended.
Place the coconut flakes or powdered sugar in a small bowl. Pinch off small amounts of dough and roll between your hands to make small balls, about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Roll the balls in the coconut flakes or powdered sugar. Balls are ready to eat, or may be refrigerated 2 hours to become firmer.