Swedish hoovers

They look like an old hoover therefore the name. But they are also called film rolls, punsch rolls and some other names. You find them at most cafes all over Sweden. A great thing is that you can use your crumbs in it!

Just freeze your leftover sponge cake, chocolate cake or whatever you have left. When you have enough, make some hoovers!


  • 7 dl crumbs (3 cups)
  • 200 gram soft butter (2 sticks or 7/8 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cacao
  • 2 tablespoons arrak aroma or punsch
  • 2 dl icing sugar (0,8 cup)
  • 150 gram chocolate to melt and dip the ends in


  • Mix the soft butter, icing sugar, cacao and vanilla sugar until it is porous.
  • Mix the crumbs in a mixer, and then add the rest inclusive the arrak or punsch, and mix it all together.
  • Leave in the fridge for an hour.
  • Prepare the marzipan, or buy some ready made. Colour it, and roll it out to a big sheet. It should be around 3 mm thick. (0,12 inches)
  • Roll the “dough” into 3-4 balls, and the roll them out to sausages. Roll the marzipan around them and cut into 5 cm (2 inches) pieces.
  • Melt the chocolate, instructions in the end.
  • Dip the ends in melted chocolate.
  • Store in fridge after the chocolate has hardened.

How to melt chocolate;

Place the chocolate pieces in a heat proof bowl over a saucepan with a little bit of simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. It takes 2-3 minutes.

You can also place pieces of chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals. Stir between each, until melted!

By Malin Nordblom

Fab Foodie Swede

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