Dates and nuts ladoo — Power packed sweet treat for kids

3 min cook time
12 min prep time
Preperation Time:
12 mins
Cooking Time:
3 mins


  • 20 large dates pitted
  • ¼ cup mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts)
  • 1 tbsp. Desiccated Coconut (optional)


  1. Dry roast nuts for few minutes if on stove top, set them aside to cool. or Add them to a microwave safe tray and microwave for about 2 minutes, stir in between at least twice
  2. To the same pan, add dates and heat them till turn soft. If in a microwave, add dates to the same tray, microwave for about 30 to 60 seconds to soften them.
  3. Add desiccated coconut if using.
  4. Knead or blend the dates in a blender, set the blended dates aside. Add nuts to the blender and pulse them coarsely or chop them.
  5. Mix dates and nuts well or together blend them in the blender
  6. Take small portions and roll them to balls.
  7. You can roll them in desiccated coconut to give a special look.
If you wish to store these balls at room temperature for about a week or so, then I suggest you to heat the dates for a little longer.
You can try using sesame seeds, peanuts, pumpkin seeds or Choco chips.
This recipe has first appeared here.


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