This was my go-to source of energy when growing up! The original family recipie included Jaggery, Rice and Ragi, but I have come to change it so that it is modern, yet traditional. What is not to love about healthy ladoos made out of Almonds, Cashews, Cocoa and Chocolate Chips?!
Yield / Serves
Peanuts: 1 cup
Sesame seeds: 1/2 cup
Fried gram: 1 cup
Almonds: 1 cup
Cashew nuts: 1 cup
Raisins: 1/2 cup
Melon seeds: 2 table spoons
Sunflower seeds: 2 table spoons
Chocolate chips: 1 cup
Cocoa powder: 2 table spoons
Soak the dates and raisins in warm water, and later grind them into a paste using a blender or mixer.
Roast the rest of the ingredients in an oven or stovetop on low heat until well toasted and a nice aroma wafts across.
Once done, they can either be chopped into bits or use a mixer/blender if youÃ¢â¬â¢d like it to be finer.
In a big mixing bowl, take out the dates and raisin paste. Add cocoa powder and mix well.
Add 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, mix well and then add the rest of the ingredients including choco chips.
Pour this onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper, with a little overhang so as to easily remove it from tray.
Flatten well with a spatula or your palm greased with ghee. Make sure to press well or they might break when cutting them.
Bake for 12-15 mins @ 150 degrees Celsius. Now remove the tray and cool it before refrigerating for an hour or so.
Cut into squares or logs and dig in for the perfect snap to tackle hunger pangs!
You may add, subtract or modify any of the ingredients according to your preference.
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