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Holiday Chai Coconut Ladoos (Snowballs)

Holiday Chai Coconut Ladoos (Snowballs)

A “ladoo” is a popular Indian sweet rolled into balls and served during Indian festival times of the year. This is a modern holiday version of a ladoo which contains mixed peeled fruit, coconut, raisins and the spicy flavours of masala Chai. Recipe courtesy of Preena Chauhan of Arvinda’s Healthy Gourmet Indian Cooking. Photo credit: Paresh Chauhan

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Ingredients

¾
cup organic peanut butter, crunchy
¾
cup coconut, dried and unsweetened + extra ½ cup for dusting
½
cup dried cranberries
½
cup almonds, coarsely chopped
¼
cup golden raisins
¼
cup candied mixed peel or red candied cherries, coarsely chopped
¼
cup icing sugar
¼
cup raw honey
2
Tbsp sherry or rum
2
Tbsp ginger powder
2
tsp chai masala (such as Arvinda’s Chai Masala)
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Directions

Step 1

In a small bowl, soak raisins in sherry or rum. Set aside.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, add peanut butter and mix well. If consistency is stiff, slightly warm up peanut butter in microwave or on stovetop.

Step 3

Mix in remaining ingredients and combine. Chill in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes. Roll into balls (slightly smaller than walnut size).

Step 4

Place remaining coconut in a small bowl. Dust balls with coconut to garnish. Store in refrigerator.

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