Date Ladoos – Sweet treat

This recipe is from “Happy Belly Happy Soul” from Aparna Khanolkar You can buy the book at Lulu.com. She writes: “Sweet foods invoke joy, and happiness in us”.

3 tablespoons ghee

1 teaspoon cinnamon

15 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped coarsely

1/2 cup raisins

1/4 cup coarsely chopped pistachios or cashews

1 teaspoon cardamon powder

1 cup dry shredded unsweetened coconut

Preparation…don’t forget the love

Heat the Ghee in a large skillet. Add the cinnamon and cook for about 30 seconds.

Now add the chopped dates, raisins, and nuts, and cook on medium-low heat for about 8 minutes. As this mixture cooks, it is important to use a potato masher to mash the date and raisins together. Now add the cardamon and mix well. Allow the mixture to cool. Pour the coconut in a mixing bowl. Take about 2 tablespoons of the date mix and roll into a ball. Then roll the ball in the shredded coconut. Do this with the rest of the mix and roll them in coconut.

You can store these in an air-tight container for a week or so.

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