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Oct 22, 2008

Date Laddus

Presenting another kind of laddus made with pitted dates in celebration of my 150th post today. Actually I made these laddus during Navarathris. I found this recipe on the box of pitted dates that I bought from the store. It sounded so easy and delicious, so tried it and voila! A delectably sweet laddu came to life. This is very easy to make too!

As we all know, dates are rich in fiber and provide essential vitamins and minerals. Many other nutritional values of dates can be found here.


  • 1 cup of pitted Dates

  • 1 stick of Butter

  • 1 cup of Brown Sugar

  • 4 tbsp Water

  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence

  • 1 cup of Rice Crispies Cereal


Heat a non-stick pan and add butter. When the butter melts, add the dates along with the sugar and water.

Cook the above mixture for 10 to 12 minutes over medium heat or until the mixture thickens like a paste. Keep stirring now and then.

Then remove from the heat and add vanilla essence and rice crispies and mix well.

Allow the mixture to cool enough to touch and roll into small balls.

Roll these balls again in finely shredded coconut or powdered sugar. I rolled in coconut.

These laddus can be stored in an airtight container up to a week to 10 days.

These laddus are my contribution to the following events:

  1. Yummy Festival Feast: Diwali” hosted by Pallavi.

  2. JFI: Festival Treats” hosted by Srivalli.

  3. FCI: Brown” hosted by Sunshinemom.


Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Healthy n yummy laddus...Nice entry for the Events...tempting laddus Uma..

Unknown said... [Reply]

yum yum very helthy one uma good choice and nice entry for the events superb pic.

jayasree said... [Reply]

Nice way to use up dates... A healthy recipe for laddus. Superb click. The white color of coconut compliments the brown very well.

Pavani said... [Reply]

ooh! uma awesome laddu,how u get these great ideas

ST said... [Reply]

Healthy and yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuumy Ladoos Uma:)I am drooling over ur Ladoos...

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Wow looks gr8. Healthy and yummy too.

Finla said... [Reply]

Wow that is one heap of delicious looking ladoo.

Pallavi said... [Reply]

Wow... Is it sticky in texture when you take a bite ?? Rice Crispies is interesting.. !! I have a box of dates.. I have been wanting to make something with it.. This would be awesome.. !! Thanks for sharing..

Meera said... [Reply]

Congrats on 150th post. Best wishes for many more.

Laddoos look awesome.

Red Chillies said... [Reply]

The first picture looks beautiful and this is awesome laddos. I need to try this on my little one.
Congratulations on your 150th post!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Looks delicious uma.Congrats on your 150th post.

Usha said... [Reply]

Congrats on your 150th post...love the ladoos with dates :-)

Adlak's tiny world said... [Reply]

Congrats on yr 150 th post. yr ladoos looks so delish and yummy. cute cliks all yr photos are.

Unknown said... [Reply]

NIce entry UMA!!! Looks really delicious.. & great click...

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

That looks tempting... Good and healthy stuff...

Laavanya said... [Reply]

The first & last pictures are just too tempting for words.. looks just awesome Uma. Now, do I have to consider changing your name to Laddu queen from your previous title of chutney queen ;)

Unknown said... [Reply]

ladoos look so gorgeous..nice recipe indeed!!

Yasmeen said... [Reply]

Festive Delicious Date Laddus! Coconut on top is sweet idea:)

Sangeeth said... [Reply]

oh shweety super and congrats on your 150! luved the dates yaar....will try for sure...

Unknown said... [Reply]

Looks too innovative n healthy Uma..Nice pics too..And congrats on ur milestone..

anudivya said... [Reply]

Congratulations Uma! 150? Way to go...
Laddus are decadent.

Cham said... [Reply]

Wow Uma just remember ur century post, it was like yest :) Congrats and an healthy booster laddoo for the festival!

FewMinute Wonders said... [Reply]

Congrats.150 posts wow! The dates ladoo looks very nice.... Reminds me of something my moms friend used to make for me.

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

Send me a box of apple and date ladoos :) i love them both. you are an expert in making ladoos.

Sujatha said... [Reply]

perfect laddus Uma! I love all kinds of laddus.. this sounds so healthy and easy too.. a must try!

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Rajee Mani said... [Reply]

Laddus look awesome. You have a nice blog Uma.

kamala said... [Reply]

Tempting me with another yummy Laddu..Congrats girl !!! Wishing for many more !!

raaji said... [Reply]

uma.....they are staring at me for such a longtime..i couldnt escape them.....send me a packet.....

Unknown said... [Reply]

Wow Uma, u are a pro in making ladoos and date ladoos are awesome and nutritious too. Congratulation on ur 150 th post.

Thanks Uma for always encouraging.

DK said... [Reply]

And hereby I bestow the title of Ladoo Queen to UMA (clap)(clap)

really this is something! A healthy one to boot too :)

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Wow, just look at that delectable pile of laddoos. Just gorgeous, Uma.

Sunshinemom said... [Reply]

Date laddoos look tasty and tempting, Uma! Thank you for the delicious entry!

Daily Meals said... [Reply]

Looks simple to make...will try to these healthy laddoos...

Congrats on your 150th post Uma! Keep going...

Swati said... [Reply]

Happy 150th Post Uma... You have a long long journey ahead..

Happy Diwali too...

Anonymous said... [Reply]

It looks to me that you can make anything from anything and anyway they are going to be yummy. What is the secret of this anything ideas and how you are getting them. Nice reflection pictures. I can now say that you can also call as `anything possible queen'. Do you mind?
-Nature Lover

mitr_bayarea said... [Reply]


mouth watering date ladoos.

Raks said... [Reply]

Looks very nice,new to me...thankz for sharing!

vandana rajesh said... [Reply]

Nice delicious laddus and great blog. Congrats on the 150 the post and keep going with the yummy recipes I am looking forward to each one of them.

Silvia - Magnolia Wedding Planner said... [Reply]

Uma I so much love dates so I think this recipe is absoloutely fantastic! :-D
a kiss dear

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Dates are sweet enough try this receipe without adding sugar...in that way they will be even more healthy and sweet enough to satisfy our sweet tooth!!! :)

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