Khajoor Choco Laddoo/ Dates Chocolate Laddoo

My younger sister made these for my little one last month using a lot of dry fruits. I went ahead and made a twist by adding some chocolate flavor to mask the dates a little. It came out awesome. I made some variations by placing crushed beetle leaf, gulkand and cherries for some in the centre.

All variations were welcomed by DH. Little one kept asking me whether these are maushi wala laddoos or you made them avoid his stereotyping efforts, I coated them with silver warq.


2 cups seedless dates
1/4 cup dried figs
1 cup crushed mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios)
1 cup melted dark chocolate
2 tbsp gulkand/ rose petal relish
1 tbsp crushed beetle leaves (optional)
2 tbsp clarified butter/ ghee
Edible Silver foil

1) Blend the dates, crushed nuts and figs with the ghee to make a sticky dough. Rub your palms and finger with some ghee to remove the pulp in a plate.
2) Add the melted chocolate to this mixture. Stir it well using a fork. Now let it stand.
3) Start rolling them into small balls. In the centre you can place the stuffing of your choice, gulkand, beetle leaf or cherries or anything else you fancy.
4) Roll them into smooth balls 
5) Apply the silver warq on top to jazz it up. 


Gayathri Kumar said…
Adding chocolate is an wonderful idea. These ladoos look so tempting..
Priya Suresh said…
Wow, this is definitely alluring Pradnya, khajoor choco laddoo rocks. Wish you could send me some.
Harini R said…
That is one nutritious combination in a choco laddu.
Srividhya said…
Nutritious laddu. Love the addition of figs too.
Kalyani said…
Interesting use of betel leaves !! would have missed it if I hadnt read it in full !

Do let me know where u sourced silver varq leaves in mumbai :-))
These are innovative ladoos , lot of interesting ingredients in it and the wark makes them look pretty .
What a combination! Absolutley love it.
Usha said…
Smart kid! He knew you were fooling him with twists to original laddo. I do like the chocolate twist though.
Archana said…
Post the maushiwala ladoo too Pradnya. Though these are delicious I will love to see them too.
Suma Gandlur said…
I love dry fruit burfis and laddus in general and your gulkand idea has piqued my interest more though I am not sure about the betel leaves.
Smruti Ashar said…
Wow these look so easy to make yet so yummy!
Ritu Tangri said…
khajoor choco ladoo with paan must be a unique combination
Pavani said…
Very nutritious and healthy dessert with dates and chocolate.
Rich, delicious and healthy ladoos!!
Srivalli said…
That's a good twist Prandya...very interesting..

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