Coconut Laddoos/ Coconut Fudge Balls

October 20, 2018mayurisjikoni
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The Group Desi Bloggers Connect:

My contribution for this theme is Coconut Laddoos/ Coconut Fudge Balls. Bloggers Connect is a Facebook Group where members support each other by sharing and commenting on each others post. I’ve met many food bloggers though this group.  For this Diwali Festival, the admins decided that we should prepare a sweet and savory or either dish to share for the theme.

My Story:

When I volunteered to take part in this event, I had jotted down a few options. One was a recipe that my mother in law use to make often during Diwali. However, its a bit time consuming and it will have to wait for another time. After I got back from India, wasn’t keeping well because of a very bad viral infection. It has taken a couple of weeks for me to overcome it. I had planned to mark a sweet dish that my Mother in Law use to make often during Diwali. However, due to my illness had to cancel the idea as its a time consuming recipe.

Coconut Laddoos/ Coconut Fudge Balls – my contribution

I was going to inform the admins that I cannot take part. Then I remembered the quick coconut laddoos/ coconut fudge balls recipe that I usually make for Diwali. Every year, I make a huge batch to give out as Diwali gift. I also serve them to people who come home to wish us on that day. As I hate to back out at the last minute when I’ve committed to something, I thought that these coconut beauties would make a perfect contribution to the Diwali celebration.

Diwali Celebration/ Diwali Dhamaka

Diwali is known as the festival of Lights. And it is one of the most important festivals celebrated by Hindus world over. The celebrations include making a variety of food for families and guests. We also carry out various religious ceremonies. Read more about Diwali here.


Our Diwali Celebration

As hubby and I are getting older, we tend to miss family even more during the festivals and Diwali is no different. I really wish we could be with them. However, that it is not possible.  We have a tradition of inviting the few family friends we have over for dinner or lunch. I try and make it as festive as possible.

Diwali Goodies that I always make:

Coconut Laddoos/ Coconut Fudge Balls

Coming to this easy peasy recipe, its a must for coconut lovers like me, I cannot resist anything that has coconut. Once you have the ingredients at hand, its very easy to make. So lets get right to the recipe. The combination of milk powder, ghee (clarified butter) and milk makes the fudge. You can roll the coconut balls or laddoos in coconut, or finely chopped nuts. Sometimes for a more festive look I roll them in colored sprinkles or chocolate ones.

Ingredients required for Coconut Laddoos/Coconut Fudge Balls

Desiccated Coconut – best to use unsweetened. Need extra for coating the balls.

Milk Powder – any variety

Milk – fresh milk


Melted Ghee or Unsalted Butter – make sure you measure melted ghee or butter

Cardamom Powder – best to grind fresh for full flavour

Rose Water – optional


Dietary Tips:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian – no eggs, gelatin


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Coconut Laddoos/Coconut Fudge Balls are easy to make and delicious as dessert or as edible gifts for any festival.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert, edible gift, festival recipe, Indian Sweet
Cuisine Indian
Servings 20 balls


  • 4 cups milk powder
  • 2 cups desiccated coconut unsweetened
  • 1 cup milk at room temperature
  • ⅓ - ½ cup melted ghee (clarified butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp rose water


  • Mix milk, ghee and rose water in a wide pan.
  • Put the pan on low heat. Immediately add the milk powder and stir the mixture till its like a smooth paste.
  • If there are lumps, break it with the back of the spoon. Remember to keep on stirring continuously for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add sugar and keep on stirring it, over low to medium heat. At this stage the mixture will become like a liquid.
  • Keep stirring and cooking it for 3-4 minutes over low heat.
  • Add the desiccated coconut and cardamom powder. Keep on stirring till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan and comes together like a dough.
  • Take the pan off the heat. Remove the mixture into a bowl or plate.
  • Let it cool till you're able to touch it without getting burnt. Don't let it become cold completely, otherwise it becomes difficult to roll into balls.
  • Grease your hands with some ghee or butter.
  • Take about 1 -1½ tbsp of the mixture and press it in you fist and roll it into a ball.
  • Roll the ball in desiccated coconut and keep on a tray or a plate.
  • Roll balls with the remaining mixture. Grease your hands often so that the mixture does not stick to your hands.
  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container till you're ready to serve it.


  • Use unsalted melted butter instead of ghee.
    Add flavours of your choice like orange zest, vanilla, etc.
    Roll the balls in finely chopped nuts or sugar strands.
Keyword easy coconut laddoo recipe

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  • Priya Suresh

    October 21, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Hard to resist to this incredible coconut laddoos.. Such an easy peasy recpe na, just love to dish out these laddoos often especially for sudden get together. Our favourite anytime.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 21, 2018 at 10:49 pm

      Thanks Priya and yes very easy to make.

  • Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    October 22, 2018 at 6:03 am

    This is simple and so satisfying. More over it is coconuttyyyy…I cant resist

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 22, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      Heeheee Seema, me too just love coconut laddoos.

  • jayashreetrao

    October 23, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Coconut ladoos look so delectable, they are tasty, I had made earlier. Lovely share.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 23, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you so much Jayashree.

  • Jagruti Dhanecha

    October 24, 2018 at 12:35 am

    These incredibly looking and moreish coconut laddos are my favourite, with just a few ingredients, easy and fuss free recipe you can have super duper looking sweets in no time on your table.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 24, 2018 at 6:35 pm

      Thanks Jagruti.. don’t know how I’d missed blogging these as I make them for gifts.

  • Amina

    October 26, 2018 at 9:26 am

    laddoos look delicious.. my favourite as well…

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 26, 2018 at 10:03 am

      Thanks Amina.

  • Geetha Priyanka

    October 31, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Coconut laddos are so simple and easy to make yet super delicious. This recipe comes handy not only during festive season but also when we crave for quick and easy dish to satisfy our sweet tooth.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 31, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      That’s so true.. whenever I need to carry something sweet for my Lions Meetings, I make this.. easy and everyone enjoys them.

  • Shobha Keshwani

    November 1, 2018 at 4:24 am

    Delicious and easy to make .. Coconut laddoos are perfect for any festival.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 1, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      Thank you so much Shobha.

  • Soma Mukherjee

    November 1, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    The ladoos looks so tempting and so easy to make just loving it .

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 1, 2018 at 3:42 pm

      Thank you Soma.

  • Beth Neels

    December 7, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    They look so tasty! Coconut and fudge are among 2 of my most favorite things on the planet! I can’t wait to try these!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 7, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      Thanks Beth, I too love them and they also make a great homemade gift.

  • chezlerevefrancais

    December 7, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    I love that you can make these from the store cupboard so perfect for gifts. I love anything with coconut in so I’m sure I’ll be eating them as soon as I make them though!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 7, 2018 at 11:01 pm

      Do try them, they’re easy to make and yes delicious.

  • Claudia Canu

    December 7, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    It looks like an easy recipe to make and I’m sure they’ll taste delicious! Thank you for sharing it 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 7, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      Most welcome Claudia..its easy and tastes good.

  • Jeannette (Jay Joy)

    December 8, 2018 at 6:01 am

    I am so happy about this alternative to the normal fudge. The combination of milk powder, ghee and milk sounds simple and divine! I live on an island and we are always looking for new ways to use the coconut shavings!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 10, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you so much Jeannette, if you don’t get ghee you can always replace it with butter or coconut oil.

  • Ramona

    December 9, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Anything coco will make me go nuts – this recipe sounds really delicious.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 10, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you so much Ramona.

  • Palmer Elliem

    August 1, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Awesome 🙂

  • Swati

    October 14, 2020 at 8:25 am

    5 stars
    Easy and quick festive recipe.. love coconut ladoos and these are a must make on menu for festive occasions.. beautiful festive pics

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 14, 2020 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you so much Swaty and yes during festivals some of these easy recipes come in handy.

  • Malini

    October 14, 2020 at 10:42 am

    5 stars
    So many festivals are on the way. This could be a perfect sweet. Love coconut and milk sweet. This is a combination of both. It’s so irresistible. It looks fudgy and yummy. Great share di.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 14, 2020 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you so much Malini. Make it for the festivals and enjoy.

  • Superduper kitchen

    October 14, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    5 stars
    Coconut laddoos are such an inviting and delicious recipe. I loved your version of using milk and milk powder. I always admire these cute small snow balls. I make palin one, rose flavoured and pan flavoured ladoos.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 14, 2020 at 7:04 pm

      Thanks Niranjana, its a good recipe when khoya is not available. I sometimes add rose water but has enot tried with pan flavour.

  • Preethicuisine

    October 15, 2020 at 2:58 am

    5 stars
    Coconut ladoos look incredible. They are so easy to make and versatile as we can add so many different flavours. Perfect edible gift for any festive occasion. Home made edible gifts are the best. Milk powder is a nice option when there is no Khoya.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 15, 2020 at 6:48 pm

      Thanks Preethi and that’s so true as khoya is not easily available in Canada so this recipe comes in handy when I need to make coconut laddoo for my son.

  • Jolly

    October 15, 2020 at 11:26 am

    5 stars
    I love coconut in any form, these Ladoos looks so inviting and delicious. It looks perfect for this festive season, can’t wait to try them. I have never tried with milk powder, it sounds interesting, will try this method.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 15, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      Thank you Jolly, please do try the recipe.

  • Maria

    November 2, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    5 stars
    These ladoos look so cute, just like snowballs! I love the addition of rose water to them for fragrance and exotic flavor.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm

      Thanks Maria.

  • Azlin Bloor

    November 3, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    5 stars
    This is such a great combination of flavours. I love coconut candy, so I know that I will enjoy this. Probably eat about half a dozen in just a minute!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 3, 2020 at 5:52 pm

      Thank you so much Azlin and then I can imagine you running to burn all those calories 🙂

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