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


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

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. Mr. Militant Negro

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

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  5. 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.


  6. Reblogged this on Recipe Dreams.


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

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

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  9. wow.. im sure it tastes delicious 🙂

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  10. How many would get to the fridge?


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


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

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

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  14. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


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

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

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

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  18. 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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  19. Yummmmmmm! Gonna try this tomorrow!

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