These Coconut Anjeer ladoos are so easy to make and are a great Diwali sweet as well as a healthy snack for anytime of the year. I have added coconut sugar to it however you can make them completely sugar free as well since the dried figs do give them some sweetness.
Dried figs are rich in a lot of nutrients like minerals and vitamins. Six dried figs, the USDA says, gets you about 125 calories and higher amounts of magnesium (8%), potassium (7%), calcium (6%) and iron (6%). Dried figs also contain healthy phytochemicals (plant-based nutrients) and antioxidants.
What are the ingredients needed for this recipe?
- Dried Figs
- Shredded Coconut (unsweetened) – Make sure to use unsweetened and dried/dessicated coconut – I like to use this brand
- Sea salt
- Coconut Sugar
- Cardamom pods / cardamom powder
- 2 tbsp ghee (or coconut oil for dairy free)
- ¾ cup dried figs, chopped finely
- ½ cup walnuts, chopped
- ¾ cup shredded coconut
- pinch sea salt
- 2 cardamom seeds -(pods removed) or ¼ tsp cardamom powder
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar (optional)
- In a pan, heat the ghee or coconut oil. Add the chopped dried figs and cook on low to medium heat until soft about 506 minutes. Turn heat off and let cool.
- Add the dried fig mixture, walnuts, shredded coconut, salt and cardamom, coconut sugar (if adding) to a food processor or blender and process for 20-30 seconds.
- Dump the mixture onto a plate.
- Grease your palms with ghee or coconut oil and make ladoos from the mixture (Makes about 12 ladoos)