No-one can quite recall who originally came up with the idea for this special day, but the first recipe for this delicious chocolate treat was published in the 1940s-50s. The first time families with children make cakes together, they often choose a recipe for chocolate pastry balls – and it has become tradition to make them on Chokladbollens dag (chocolate pastry ball day).

Every family has its own secret recipe, handed down from mum’s and dad’s parents. They can take any shape or form: large, small, round or oval … Whatever you prefer. And they can be dipped in coconut, rolled in sprinkles or decorated with sugar pearls, just how you like them.

There must be hundreds of different recipes for chocolate pastry balls.