Diwali sweets recipes for your child

By November 2, 2018baby gifts, Blog, recipes
diwali sweet recips

Diwali is the season of lights, joy and of course, lots of sweets. And, everyone knows how fond little ones are of them. If you want to give your little one healthy options this festive season, the best thing to do would be to make these sweets at home. You can also customize homemade sweets to your little one’s taste and liking.

Here are some fun Diwali sweet recipes that are easy for you to make and are guaranteed to be a hit with the little ones.

Cashew clusters

Ingredients:

    • Chocolate almond slabs- 350g
    • Cashews- 2 cups
    • Kosher salt- 1 teaspoon

 

  • Directions:

 

    • Melt the chocolate almond block in the microwave or using a double boiler.
    • Make sure that it is melted into a smooth liquid.
    • Dry roast the cashews until they are slightly brown.
    • Mix them into the melted chocolate and stir till they are coated completely.
    • Then sprinkle a pinch of salt and mix it in.
    • Drop this mixture by teaspoon full on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle another pinch of salt over these lines of cashew clusters to add some texture.
    • Place it in a refrigerator and allow it to cool and set.
    • Store these chocolate cashew clusters in an air tight container.

 

  • Dry fruit ladoos

 

    • Pitted and chopped dates- ½ cup
    • Chopped dried figs- ¼ cup
    • Chopped almonds and cashews- ¼ cup
    • Plain oats- ¾ cup
    • Hot milk-1/4 cup

 

  • Directions:

 

    • Start by soaking the figs and dates in hot milk for about an hour.
    • Once soft, strain the figs and dates out and grind in a mixer till you have puree-like consistency. You can add some of the milk if it is too coarse.
    • Dry roast the oats along with almonds and cashew on a low flame for a few minutes.
    • Grind this mixture into a fine powder.
    • In a mixing bowl, mix the powdered nuts with the puree, adding the latter little by little. It should have a dough-like consistency when done.
    • Pick small portions of the dough and roll them into balls to make your dry fruit ladoo.
    • Serve them in cupcake liners to make them a lot more appealing. You can also garnish them with some shredded coconut if your little one like the taste.

 

  • Chocolate chip fudge

 

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  • Ingredients

 

 

    • Cooked and drained chick peas- 1 ½ cups
    • Peanut butter- ¼ cup
    • Ground cinnamon- ½ teaspoon
    • Unsweetened almond milk- ¼ cup
    • Maple syrup- ¼ cup
    • Vanilla extract- 1 teaspoon
    • Salt- 1 pinch
    • Chocolate chips- 1/3 cup
    • Ground flaxseed- ¼ cup
    • Coconut oil- 2 table spoons.

 

  • Directions

 

    • In a food processor, blend all the ingredients except the chocolate chips until you have a smooth paste.
    • Stir the chocolate chips in.
    • Line a shallow pan with plastic wrap.
    • Pour the mixture in a spread till it is even at the top.
    • Cover it with a baking dish and wrap with plastic wrap.
    • Place this in the freezer overnight.
    • When you remove it from the freezer the next day, allow it to set at room temperature for about 25 minutes so you can get a nice creamy texture.
    • Cut it into small squares and serve.

 

  • Peanut butter brittle/ chikki

 

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  • Ingredients:

 

 

    • Granulated sugar- 1 cup
    • Corn syrup- ½ cup
    • Unsalted peanuts- 1 cup
    • Salt- ¼ teaspoon
    • Butter- 1 tablespoon
    • Vanilla extract- 1 teaspoon
    • Baking soda- 1 teaspoon

 

  • Directions

 

  • In a small bowl, mix the corn syrup and the granulated sugar together.
  • Then, you can pour it onto a pan and heat for about 4 minutes or microwave it on a high power for the same time.
  • Stir in the peanuts and the salt and heat or microwave at the same settings for 3 minutes more.
  • Stir in the baking soda. This will make the mixture very foamy and fluffy.
  • Butter a cookie sheet generously and spread it on a baking sheet.
  • Pour the peanut mixture onto this sheet and spread it lightly till it is even at the top.
  • Make sure that your spread it lightly so that the mixture has more air bubbles in it. That way, it will be more brittle.
  • If you want it to be flatter, you should spread it out really thin.
  • Allow this to cool at room temperature. Then break it into small pieces when it is fully set.
  • These peanut butter brittles should be stored in an air tight container to keep them fresher for longer.

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