Date and Nut Choco Orange ladoos are delicious sugar free ladoos made with dates , nuts , cocoa and candied peel . They have a citrusy orange flavor..
I made these ladoos a few months back when I was traveling to Chennai .These ladoos were meant to be my signature ladoos . The Fruit and Nut Ladoos . I roasted the nuts and chopped the dates and then realised that these were being made for Valli and Veena . I immediately changed the recipe and decided to use cocoa powder to these , I know Valli’s love for chocolates , even her kids they want everything with chocolate . It was only after I met Veena in Chennai that I knew she is not very fond of chocolates !
I added some candied peel and orange flavouring to these ladoos and while tasting the mix for these ladoos I realised that the candied peel tasted divine . I actually love candied peel and specially the one I get from Amsterdam . It has a amazing flavour . Fortunately my stocks is refilled as I have a nephew in Amsterdam . Valli will tell you guys as to how these ladoos turned out . To finish up I rolled the ladoos into vermicelli and nut powder .
Date and Nut Choco Orange Ladoo
500 gms dates, pitted and chopped
100 gms almonds, coarsely ground
100 gms cashews , coarsely ground
1/4 cup cocoa powder
4-6 tbsp candied peel
Coarsely ground almonds and cashew
Roast all the nuts individually .
Coarsely grind them , but do not powder them .
Mix all the nuts , reserve a few for rolling the ladoos .
Mix the dates , nuts ,cocoa powder , candied peel and orange flavouring .
One needs to mix them well with both hands till everything is well incorporated .
You shall see a glaze on this Nutty dough .
Pinch out lemon sized balls and roll them into ladoos .
Mix chocolate vermicelli to the reserved nut powder .
Roll the ladoos into this and place them into a airtight container .
The ladoos shall stay good for at least a month , longer if refrigerated.
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