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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Nuts and Dry Fruits Ladoo Recipe | Nuts Bliss Balls with dates | Energy Bites with nuts and dry fruits | No Sugar Energy Bites

If you are looking for a guilt-free treat for the kid's lunchboxes, these bite-sized bliss balls are the ideal pick. Also, if you are a person who is like me looking for something sweet immediately after lunch, then this will surely get you through the afternoon. These energy bites are very healthy, delicious and they are naturally sweet from the dried fruits. 
I have made this with whatever is available in my pantry. But you can always substitute with any other nuts, seeds and dry fruits (see notes). They are so easy to make and hardly takes 10 minutes. 

Walnuts - 1/2 Cup 
Almonds - 1/2 Cup 
Cashew Nuts - 1/4 Cup 
Sunflower Seeds - 1/4 Cup 
Pitted Dates - 15 
Raisins - 1/4 Cup  
Dessicated Coconut - 1/4 Cup(optional)
1. In a pan roast the nuts and seeds for 5 minutes. This step is purely optional but I prefer to do it to make it little crispier before blitzing. Allow it to cool and transfer to a blender. 
2. Blitz it to a smooth powder, then add the dates and raisins. Blitz it again until everything comes together.
3. Transfer it to a plate and shape it into bite-sized balls. The balls will hold its shape beautifully because of the oily texture of the ground nuts and seeds.  Gently press and make the balls. Then roll it in the desiccated coconut. (optional).
Store it in an airtight container. It stays good for a week if refrigerated and handled properly. 
The addictive energy bites are ready!!

Points to remember:
  • The mentioned quantity gave me 13 balls. You can adjust the number of dates and raisins based on your preferred sweetness. You can refrigerate the balls for an hour before serving. 
  • If the sweetness from the dried fruits is not enough, you can add jaggery, honey or maple syrup while blitzing the nuts.
  • Whenever you change the combination of the nuts, increase or decrease the quantities of the dried fruits based on the prefered sweetness.
  • You can add pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds and any other seeds of your choice.
  • You can add peanuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, macadamia and any other nuts of your choice.
  • You can add dried figs, apricots, prunes and any other dry fruits of your choice. Make sure there is no added sugar for a healthier choice. 
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya

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