Chocolate Hazelnut Ladoo Balls

Chocolate Hazelnut Ladoo Balls

  • Servings: 6
  • Total Time:

Prepared with fragrant basmati and accented with cocoa powder and toasted hazelnuts, this fun take on traditional ladoo is also quick and easy to make.


  • 1/2 cup Royal White Basmati
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Crushed hazelnuts, for garnishing (optional)
  • Shredded coconut, for garnishing (optional)


  1. Cook rice according to package directions; cool completely.


  1. In food processor, pulse together, rice, dates, shredded coconut, hazelnut nuts, cocoa powder, coconut oil, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, cardamom and cinnamon until well blended.


  1. Roll into 1-inch balls. Chill for 1 hour or until set.


  1. Roll in crushed hazelnut or shredded coconut if desired.