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Easy Christmas Chocolate Rice Puffs (risboller)

We can’t and shouldn’t eat cookies all Christmas long. We should also switch it up a little with these Easy Christmas Chocolate Rice Puffs! They are super chocolatey, and the rice puffs give these a delicious soft and chewy texture. The perfect make ahead dessert that is eatable directly from the freezer!

 

Easy Christmas Chocolate Rice Puffs
 

Christmas is the time to dig out our traditional family recipes, make some new traditions and indulge in all things sweet. These easy Christmas chocolate rice puffs belong to the first category; it’s my great grandma’s recipe (tweaked to my immense chocolate craving). This recipe has been in my family forever, and we only make them during Christmas, so it’s the ultimate Christmas treat for me.

 

Easy Christmas Chocolate Rice Puffs are a sweet treat that is easily whipped together and perfect for make ahead. If you get a surprise visit, you will always have some delicious treat at hand. They are also gluten free making them even more versatile! You freeze these and can eat them frozen. I prefer to eat them cold but not super frozen, like 10 minutes on the counter and they are ready.

 

Hand holding a chocolate rice puff which has been taken a bite out of.

Just chewy chocolate goodness!

 

How to make them

 

Start by mixing eggs and powdered sugar until white, airy and bubbly, using a hand or stand mixer. This is called eggedosis in Norway. It is fluffy enough once you can spell OLE with the batter (in the batter) and the letters won’t sink until you have written all three letters. It takes about 10 minutes.

 

Melt the coconut oil until liquid. Cool 5 minutes before adding it to the egg mixture. Then you add in vanilla extract, strong coffee and unsweetened cocoa powder. Give it a mix before adding in the puffed rice (see under headline below if you’re uncertain about puffed rice). Carefully fold in the puffed rice.

 

Easy Christmas Chocolate Rice Puffs

 

Shape the mixture into balls (or whatever shape you want). I shape them into large handfuls, but any size will do. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and cool. Either cool in the refrigerator or you can freeze them. You can eat them right out of the freezer, no need to thaw. Although I like to place them on the counter for 10 minutes to get a more creamy, chocolatey texture when biting into them.

 

Let’s talk about rice puffs

 

So, I did some research to find the perfect version of puffed rice for international recommendations. For reference, here in Norway I use this kind of puffed rice. It’s puffed rice that has a chewy texture. When I googled it, I found several puffed rice that is supposedly crunchy in texture. That will not work in this recipe.

 

You can look in Asian markets, as it seems to be an Indian thing. But I also think you can find it at Whole Foods. Any kind of rice would work, so if you’d rather go for brown, I say do it. Just remember that you want that chewy puffed version.

 

Easy Christmas Chocolate Rice Puffs

 

Happy Christmas bake time, everyone! Let it snow and let Christmas come. And as a special gift to your foodie friend or family member, why don’t you try Personalized Recipe Boxes from Personalized by Kate! There’s tons of personalized things that is perfect as a Christmas gift.

 

Get Ready for Christmas

 

 

Do you have any long lived Christmas family recipes?

 

I’d love to hear your thoughts! Get in touch, either in the comment section below, or tag me @thegingerwithspice on Instagram. And don’t forget to Pin it for later!

 

 

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Easy Christmas Chocolate Rice Puffs

Easy Christmas Chocolate Rice Puffs

Yield: 30 rice puffs (but depending on the size)
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Easy Christmas Chocolate Rice Puffs are super chocolatey, and the rice puffs give these a delicious soft and chewy texture. Perfect as a make ahead dessert.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 400 gr powdered sugar, About 3 cups, a little more
  • 250 gr coconut fat / oil, Norwegian: Delfiafett
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp strong coffee
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 200 gr puffed rice, 7 oz.

Instructions

  1. Start by mixing eggs and powdered sugar until very thick, white, airy and bubbly, using a hand or stand mixer. This takes about 10 minutes.
  2. Melt the coconut fat / hardened coconut oil (it's the same thing) until liquid. Cool 5 minutes before adding it to the egg mixture. Then you add in vanilla extract, strong coffee and unsweetened cocoa powder. Give it a mix before carefully folding in the puffed rice.*
  3. Shape the mixture into balls (or whatever shape you want). I shape them into large handfuls, but any size will do.
  4. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and cool. Either cool in the refrigerator or you can freeze them. You can eat them right out of the freezer, no need to thaw. Although I like to place them on the counter for 10 minutes to get a more creamy, chocolatey texture when biting into them. 

Notes

* The puffed rice needs to be chewy in texture, not crunchy. You can find it at Whole Foods or Asian/Indian markets. In Norway: Puffet ris, which you can find in all kinds of grocery stores.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1 ball
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 7.4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 19.7gFiber: 0.4gSugar: 13.1gProtein: 1.2g

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Stephanie Simmons

Friday 7th of December 2018

These look delicious! You always have the best christmas recipes! Our most cherished family christmas recipe is my grandma's peanut butter fudge! Make it every year :)

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Saturday 8th of December 2018

Ohh thank you so much, love! I love family recipes, so many fond memories. :)

Chef Mireille

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

I know I would definitely love a Christmas season in Norway - especially with delicious treats like this one! though it would also be a lovely snack for any time!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Wednesday 5th of December 2018

I see a lot of my Christmas related treats are Norwegian, so I guess I feel pretty happy about a Norwegian Christmas too! Thank you so much.

Renu

Monday 3rd of December 2018

I am a die hard chocolate fan and I want those chocolate rice puffs now. They are so so tempting, would love to try them soon.

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

I really hope you can find the puffed rice, because this is seriously delicious and ridiculously easy to make. Thank you so much, Renu!

Mirlene

Monday 3rd of December 2018

These are exactly what I need to make for my children and our holiday parties. I like your recipe!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Super kid friendly! Thank you so much

Kelly Anthony

Sunday 2nd of December 2018

These chocolate rice puffs look perfect for this holiday season. They will be great for serving at any party or take to school for a special classroom treat.

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Sunday 2nd of December 2018

Thank you so much. This can easily feed a crowd!

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