Crunchy Snack balls – Guest Post from Sridevi

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Its day 5 and there is one more energy balls recipe, this time it is from Sridevi – Coconut Craze. During my Initial days of blogging I was checking my wordpress reader and saw Sridevi’s post notification, the word coconut intrigued me to visit her space, and from that day onwards her blog has become one of my regular blogs to visit. Her food pics speaks a lot, I adore her recipe collections some of her baked recipes are in my to do list. She is very friendly and gave me great support ever since my initials days and till date. Though she was busy when I asked for Guest post Sridevi allocated sometime and sent me this post. Crunchy snacks balls are waiting, over to Sridevi,

I have a sweet little treat as a guest post for Vidya Srinivasan of Traditionally Modern Food. Vidya, is a very enthusiastic blogger and has presented us with many wonderful recipes. I appreciate her friendliness and hard work. She has been encouraging me with suggestions and comments which helped me improve my posts considerably. I like her baked recipes that have a traditional element in it. She gives them a modern twist making them less oily and yummy. When she asked me to do a guest post for her, I was in the middle of some activities. I managed to squeeze in some time and came up with this easy recipe.

She suggested a kid friendly recipe and I thought of all things kids can hold in their hands, carry around and eat. My foremost concern was to make it nutritional. I wanted to try something without any artificial additives. It should be attractive to children, easy to make and delicious. I had a lot of things to consider. Honestly, it made me scratch my head and think a bit. Finally, I came up with this ladoo. Hope you like it!

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Energizer ladoos

Imagine a guilt free snack! A snack that is handy and provide energy to play for a long time!

These crunchy snack balls will provide you all of the above. They are gluten free and refined sugar free if you do not use powdered sugar to decorate. This is a convenient snack to can grab and go!

I developed this recipe inspired by a snack ball we make at home. It is from a mix called avalouse podi made using rice flour, coconut and cumin seeds, fried to a grainy texture.  Back home, it is our homemade breakfast cereal that is eaten with sugar and slices of banana. They also make it into snack balls adding melted brown sugar or honey.

I thought it was an appropriate snack and tried to add a few more ingredients to enhance it. When I took a bite, I was reminded of my aunt who makes them when we go on vacation to our grandmother’s house.

For simplicity, I took equal quantities of most ingredients. You may increase or decrease it as desired.

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rice
  • 1/4 cup oats rolled or steel cut oats
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 cup dry coconut
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 12-15 pitted dates
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • honey to bind

Method:

Ingredients

  1. Soak pitted dates in water for 20 minutes.
  2. Chop soaked dates into small bits.
  3. Take a heavy bottom pan and roast oats, rice and quinoa each separately until golden brown.
  4. Toast grated dry coconut. (If it is fresh coconut, grate it finely and toast with rice until it becomes dry.)
  5. Add raw almonds and chopped dates to the roasted ingredients and pulse it in a blender in small batches.
  6. Powder it to get a coarse texture.
  7. Mix the powder with coconut oil.
  8. Add enough honey to the mixture to make it moist enough to hold.
  9. Roll them in your hand into small balls.

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I made 16 balls with this mixture. They harden after they rest a while. Store them in air tight containers or in a refrigerator for weeks. You feel a satisfactory crunch when you chew it.

Sprinkle powdered sugar for an attractive coating or dust with chocolate powder if your kids like it.

This is exclusively a kid friendly snack but if you have a kid in you, go ahead and enjoy it! When I made this at home, surprisingly, it was the oldest member in the house who loved it the most. So there is no age limit to taste one and run back for more!

Thanks you for inviting me and having me post in your space, Vidya!

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23 thoughts on “Crunchy Snack balls – Guest Post from Sridevi

  1. negativethinkerr April 23, 2015 at 11:47 AM Reply

    gr8!!! i want that nowwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Zoale.com April 21, 2015 at 6:49 AM Reply

    These look amazing Sridevi! I just love crunchy and healthy snacks 🙂

  3. chefceaser April 21, 2015 at 5:06 AM Reply

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

  4. Mullai Madavan April 20, 2015 at 1:42 PM Reply

    Looks delicious, nice post by Sridevi!

  5. joycevandenbergporter April 20, 2015 at 1:29 PM Reply

    Love these ingredients!

  6. Shobha Kamath April 18, 2015 at 11:46 AM Reply

    Very unique and healthy snack balls. Loved it…

  7. veenashankar April 18, 2015 at 11:11 AM Reply

    interesting snack.. Nice guest post

  8. coconutcraze April 18, 2015 at 10:24 AM Reply

    Reblogged this on Coconut craze and commented:
    This is my guest post for Vidya

  9. Francesca, Beauty & Makeup Blogger April 18, 2015 at 6:25 AM Reply

    I love crunchy food and balls are always Nice to eat . 😉

  10. Chitra Jagadish April 18, 2015 at 2:59 AM Reply

    Wow these looks fantastic- perfect munchies and lovely teaming…

  11. Elaine @ foodbod April 18, 2015 at 1:25 AM Reply

    They look good! So the rice and quinoa stays uncooked?

  12. coconutcraze April 17, 2015 at 10:03 PM Reply

    Thank you, Vidya! You are doing a great job!

  13. Amanda | What's Cooking April 17, 2015 at 9:07 PM Reply

    These look so healthy and delicious. It’s hard to believe they’re actually good for you. What a great collaboration between two of my favorite bloggers and the photos are stunning. I’m so impressed and I feel like I know you both a little better now 🙂

  14. srividhya April 17, 2015 at 8:50 PM Reply

    amazing. Loved all the clicks. Great

  15. Malar April 17, 2015 at 8:08 PM Reply

    Looks awesome!!

  16. Aruna Panangipally April 17, 2015 at 7:45 PM Reply

    Lovely recipe by Sridevi. 🙂

  17. apuginthekitchen April 17, 2015 at 7:19 PM Reply

    A healthful treat, they are wonderful.. Great guest post from Sridevi!!

  18. Rupa G April 17, 2015 at 6:46 PM Reply

    Avaloose unda with a twist! Had these in my college days a lot.. It is quite filling snack! Like the twist with quinoa , dates and nuts!

  19. colemangrady79 April 17, 2015 at 5:22 PM Reply

    I am for sure trying this one sounds good healthy too

  20. Mr. Militant Negro April 17, 2015 at 5:19 PM Reply

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

  21. For The Love of Ghee April 17, 2015 at 5:13 PM Reply

    These look absolutely delicious and packed with power! yum!

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