March is here!!! Yay…. This means Spring is round the corner and so is my Birthday!!!! Oh yes… I am one of those who is always excited about birthdays… and this time, I thought yesterday was March 1st and posted this on instagram. 🙂 Good, I just got one more extra day to stay excited!!!
So, when it is finally March and I am happy, “kuch meetha ho jaaye” (time for something sweet). I happened to be off from work today and I decided to do something for myself. Apart from Indian sweets, I have always been a great fan of baking and chocolate is one of my mandatory ingredients. Today I was in a mood to make something Indian yet use chocolate and tadah… I #desified my chocolate and made Chocolate ladoo!!!
I received some amazing organic products from Health Works and I was waiting to use each one of them. Today I used the 100% organic raw cacao powder. (Remember I said I am trying to be healthy!) You will see more posts when I use the other products as well.
Cacao provides a nutrient dense energy boost that is full of beneficial compounds and provides a great source of magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, copper and potassium, it is also one of the richest natural food sources of antioxidants!
For the ladoo all you need is dry fruits of your choice and cacao powder. I used cashews, almonds, pistachios and dates. You can also add walnuts or pecans.
- Almonds, Cashew and Dates(without seed) – 1 cup each
- Pistachio – 1/2 cup (I used salted ones, so did not add pinch of salt to the mix)
- Health works cacao powder – 1 tbsp
- Milk – 3 tbsp
- Put the almonds, cashew and pistachios in the blender and make it into a powder. Keep it aside.
- Put the dates in the blender and make it into a paste. Do not add water. Use milk now and then for easy blending.
- When it is almost a paste, put the other dry fruit mix and blend it.
- Add cacao powder and blend it till becomes a thick paste.
- Once done, roll the mix between your palms into round ladoos 🙂
This is super tasty, easy to make, and good for health. It goes well with the kids as it has chocolate!!!
Let me know if you tried it and would like to know more desified version of chocolate.
Until then, happy March!
Thanks to Healthworks for sending me the products to review. You can buy their products on Amazon too!
Nova @ Happily Ever HauserMarch 1, 2017 at 10:29 pm
Happy Birthday! These look so yummy!
LakshmiMarch 2, 2017 at 12:08 pm
Thanks Nova for the wishes… 🙂 These ladoos taste yummy too 🙂 Let me know if you tried it!!!
Betty RoseMarch 2, 2017 at 10:09 am
Happy Birthday month! Awesome treat!!! =) Will have to try it out sometime!
LakshmiMarch 2, 2017 at 12:10 pm
Thank you Betty! Yes, it was treat at home yesterday… everyone loved them… let me know when you tried it 🙂
AmaraMarch 2, 2017 at 10:37 am
What a fun recipe ~ might be a fun one to try w/ my mom when I visit her l8r this month!
LakshmiMarch 2, 2017 at 12:11 pm
Thanks Amara!!! Aww thats sweet you want to try it with your mom.. I am sure she will like it… 🙂
TerumiMarch 4, 2017 at 2:17 pm
Looks delicious! Anything chocolate is my favorite too! Happy Birthday month!
LakshmiMarch 6, 2017 at 2:45 pm
Hi Terumi.. thank you so much for dropping by 🙂 yup yup… chocolate is heaven 🙂
Abbey OlivoMarch 4, 2017 at 3:18 pm
Yum! Birthday month is my fav 🙂
LakshmiMarch 6, 2017 at 2:46 pm
Thank you 🙂 Yup Birthdays are always fun 🙂
SalmaMarch 10, 2017 at 2:22 pm
Happy birthday month! I’m inning this recipe to try later, they look delicious!
vanitaJune 22, 2017 at 3:27 pm
Wow!! that looks yummy n deliciousss,,,i m gonna try it…thanks for posting it..
I am always excited about my birthday month….. surprisingly I m slao Mrachee…hee..hee..
LakshmiJune 23, 2017 at 10:19 am
Awesome!!! #MarchSisters we are 🙂
vanitaJune 22, 2017 at 3:28 pm