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NO Bake – Peanut Dates Ladoo

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These babies come together in less than 15 minutes and taste amazing eaten straight out of the food processor but I’ll tell you, if you practice a bit of self control, you WILL be rewarded. After a couple of hours in the fridge, the flavor intensifies and These crunchy bites will dazzle you with their unique peanut flavor. This is a great recipe to make together with kids! And the best part? No baking involved! Great for an after-school snack for the kids or with your coffee.

Preparation time-10 minutes
Serves-12-14 balls

Ingredients:

  • Roasted unsalted peanuts-1cup
  • Medjool dates-3/4cup (Pitted and Roughly Chopped)
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice- 1 Medium Juicy Orange
  • Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Toasted Sesame seeds-For rolling

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Procedure:

  • In a food processor blend peanut until they become a coarse meal.
  • Add dates, Cardamom powder and Orange juice. Process until the mixture forms a rough dough that can easily hold together when pinched between your fingers.(If dates are hard to blend soak it in Orange juice for 30 minutes to 1 hour)
  • Taste test and add more orange juice if necessary.
  • Roll into small (1- 1 1/2 inch) balls. Roll the balls into toasted Sesame seeds
  • Ready to Serve OR Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

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Note:

  • I used soft dates so I skipped soaking step.
  • If you using hard dates soak them in Orange juice than water.If you soak it in Water this may require cooking Otherwise the storage life will be reduced
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on March 6, 2016, in Indian and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 54 Comments.

  1. Yum! I’m glad you showed the inside, Chitra. The texture is intriguing. Wish I had some right now. 😀 Huge hugs.

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  2. I make something very similar with whatever I have on hand. Love the idea of adding cardamom though. I used dates, apricots, peanut butter, just a bit of coconut oil, cocoa and sometimes top with toasted coconut. I have a sweet tooth and these healthy morsels satisfies my habit :). Love your ladoos.

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  3. This looks so great! I am going to try this!

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  4. They are just beautiful and really do sound so delicious. I love medjool dates and anything made with them these wonderful little bites would disappear very quickly and I would have to practice self control not to scoop it into my mouth from the processor.

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  5. Reblogged this on Recipe Dreams.

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  6. Yum! Chitra these sound and look heavenly! Enough to satisfy my afternoon sweet cravings! thanks 🙂

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  7. Guilt free indulgence! They look incredibly good Chitra 🙂

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  8. wow.. im sure it tastes delicious 🙂

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  9. How many would get to the fridge?

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  10. They sure do look good even this early in the morning. I could easily eat a couple with my coffee 🙂

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  11. These look great and no added sugar too!!!

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  12. Lovely! 🙂 Delish and healthy to bits!!

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  13. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  14. Love the addition of orange juice to this mix. They look beautiful!

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  15. Delicious.. Peanuts in any form for me love them… This recipe is healthy too…

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  16. Perfect snack! I have to try these…dates and peanuts favorites of mine 😀

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  17. I’ve never tried this before, but I love peanuts, dates, and cardamom so I’m sure I would obsess over these!

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  18. Yummmmmmm! Gonna try this tomorrow!

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