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Date Filled Coconut Laddu (Sweets)

These little spherical shaped coconut sweets or Laddu’s come with a surprise date filling in the center.  I’ve tried making these with both sweetened and unsweetened shredded coconut and I much prefer the taste of the unsweetened coconut with sugar added to it.  Already sweetened coconut is a shortcut technique but I find that it almost results in bitter taste that I didn’t like, it comes down to personal preference though.
The ingredients consist of milk powder, coconut, sugar, milk, and dates.

I love these laddu’s and haven’t made them in a long long time so I’ll probably be whipping up a batch for Eid.

Date Filled Coconut Laddu's (Sweets)

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 20 laddu


  • 1 cup dried milk powder
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut unsweetened
  • 3/4 cup extra fine sugar or caster sugar
  • 4-5 tsp lukewarm milk
  • 1 pinch of cardamom powder optional
  • 3-4 large dates pits removed and chopped into small pieces


  • Mix together all the ingredients (except for the dates form a crumbly mixture that sticks together when squeezed in your fist.
  • Take small portions of the mixture (about 1 tbsand make a well in the centre, fill with a pinch of dates and then roll into a circular shape around the dates.


Storage: Store in airtight container in the refrigerator

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