Crunchy homemade chocolate balls filled with the goodness of nuts. These chocolate and puffed rice balls are great for lunchboxes, snack time and midnight munchies (if you are like me!)
I often see people complaining about the ‘sagas’ written in a recipe blog. The common point in all these complaints is that ‘a recipe blog should have only the recipe’. Keeping them in mind, this post’s going to be super short! But probably just this once…
So let’s just cut to the chase and talk only about these crunchy-licious chocolate balls. A take on the murir moa (Bengali puffed rice laddoos), these chocolate and puffed rice balls come together in a jiffy, making them an ideal sweet treat for guests or your lunch box.
I’ve put in nuts to make it healthier. Or rather, to assuage my guilt over eating too much chocolate. If you have a nut allergy, make these without the medley of dried fruits. Other nut replacements you can try out are mini marshmallows, dried coconut bits and dried berries. Each of these, combined with the richness of dark chocolate and crunch of puffed rice, will give you a different flavour and texture.
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- 200 grams Dark Chocolate
- 2 cups Puffed Rice
- 1/4 cup Chopped Nuts
- 2 tablespoon Almond Flour
- Desiccated Coconut (as required)
- Ghee (as required)
- Roughly chop the dark chocolate and place it in a large bowl.
- Melt the chocolate – either in the microwave or over a double boiler.
- Whisk the melted chocolate until smooth.
- Dry roast puffed rice on low heat until they are crispy.
- Pour the roasted puffed rice into the melted chocolate.
- Add the chopped nuts and almond flour.
- Fold gently till all the puffed rice, nuts, and almond flour are covered in chocolate.
- Let it rest for a few minutes or until cool enough to touch.
- Grease an ice cream scoop or a deep ladle with ghee.
- Line a plate or tray with parchment paper.
- Scoop the chocolate-puffed rice mix and gently plop it on the parchment sheet.
- Tap the sides of the balls into shape.
- Sprinkle the balls with desiccated coconut and let them rest until they have hardened.