While living and working on a vegan farm in the south of India, I was introduced to laddoo balls. After one bite, I fell in love with these delicious healthy treats. After experimenting with some different ingredients, I came up with my own version of the laddoo ball, and I can tell you this:
THEY ARE EXTREMELY SATISFYING!
We all get cravings, and if you’re like me, on a daily basis. Instead of choosing a chocolate bar, candy, ice-cream or any other treats that are packed with refined sugar, indulging in one of these laddoo balls is guaranteed to satisfy that sweet tooth in a much healthier way. But enough yapping, lets get making!
Kristen’s Indian-Inspired Laddoo Recipe:
Ingredients (original recipe makes about 30 laddoo balls):
2 1/2 Cups of Pitted Dates
1 Cup of Unsweetened Dark Chocolate or Carob (Vegan is Optional)
2 Cups of Assorted Nuts (Walnuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Pecans, Almonds)
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Cardamom
2 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds
1 Tablespoon of Dark Cocoa Powder
1 Cup of Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
1. In a food processor, combine dates, coconut, chocolate or carob, cinnamon, cardamom, chia, cocoa powder and nuts.
2. Blend for about 1 minute or until all ingredients are mixed evenly.
3. Take a tablespoon amount of the blended ingredients in your hand and roll into a ball.
4. Place the balls onto a plate or baking sheet and place in the fridge to chill for 25-30 minutes.
5. Try out your creation and share your thoughts below!
What did you think about this recipe? Share your thoughts in the comment box below!
Do these have to be stored I the fridge? I’m trying to grind somthing to.make for Xmas presents, but I’m guessing there may not be much fridge space when I go home to the family! they look great x
*in and find x’D
Well, just made another batch. Taking some Ladoo Balls to the yoga studio tomorrow. “Meditation night”. Usually after meditation class follows teaching, that is also the time that we have a healthy snack. So I will be sharing some yummy Ladoo Balls.
Awesome! Let us know what everyone thought of them. Sounds like the perfect place to share them too.
Love it!! I tried them when I was living in UAE… They taste great! Love the video 😀 lol U always make me laugh!
They are a little ball of heaven! I’m glad you enjoyed the video, and I could give you a good laugh:)
Trying this morning to make Laddoo Balls .I followed the recipe. Not sure why I cannot get them to roll
into balls. Am I missing something?
Okay I confess …I tweaked the ingredients a bit. Ended adding 2TBs of coconut oil Their in my fridge as I share. Just wondering have you ever froze them, as to not eat them all in one day?
Hi Pina! The dates combined with the nuts and shredded coconut should allow you to roll them into balls. The dates should have a sticky consistency. Adding coconut oil is a great idea too if they the ingredients are too dry. I have frozen them, but not for long as they are consumed fairly quickly. I actually prefer them when they are directly from the freezer. How do they taste?
Just Great!!!….and there all Gone lol thank you for sharing awesome treat XO
Haha that’s great to hear! There will be many more awesome treats on the way:)
OMG..just made a batch they are truly decadent and completely satisfying. Guilt free I think is the best part. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks Kristen
I’m so glad you like them! Enjoy each and every bite 😉
I can’t wait to try these! Thanks for the recipe, i’ll let you know how it goes.
I can’t wait to hear what you think!
Excellent! Looking forward to hearing what you think about them.
Looks interesting. I’m gonna try making it. Stay tuned for an update…
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