Diwali, aka Deepavali, falls on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The holiday is commonly known as the festival of lights. It is celebrated every autumn between October and November, and commemorates the “victory of good over evil.” It is a time for reflection, fun, gift-giving, and family feasting. Diwali recipes feature many sweet and delicious treats.
Diwali Recipe: Almond Joy Bites
This year, our family decided to create a new multicultural recipe for Diwali. We love Indian sweets and traditionally make burfi, from scratch, during festive occasions. Hence, if you love burfi, give this recipe a try! It is one that we have affectionally named, Diwali Almond Joy Bites. The recipe is simple, delicious, kid-approved, and perfect for enjoying or gifting for Diwali. We hope you love these Diwali Almond Joy Bites as much as we do!
- 1 (7 ounces or 198 grams) bag of unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2/3 cup (85 grams) of almond slices
- 1 (14 ounces) can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup (64 – 85 grams) of sugar or 8-10 tablespoons of stevia
- 1 (12 ounces or 340 grams) bag of semisweet or milk chocolate morsels
- 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom powder
- Lightly grease a large saucepan with oil.
- On medium heat, add into the saucepan the can of sweetened condensed milk and slowly stir in the 1/2 to 2/3 cup of sugar or 8-10 tablespoons of stevia until it is dissolved.
- Stir in the bag of unsweetened coconut flakes, followed by the 2/3 cup of almond slices until well mixed/incorporated together.
- Stir in the 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom powder until well mixed together.
- Place mixture into a well greased baking pan to set.
- Let it set for 30 mins to 1 hour on the countertop.
- Begin to unmold and tightly roll into small bite-sized circles.
- Place small bite sized circles onto parchment paper.
- Melt a bag of chocolate morsels in a medium-sized bowl in the microwave for 1 to 1 and 1/2 minutes. Stir and continue heating at 15-30 second intervals until smooth.
- Once melted, dip each of the small bite-sized circles into the chocolate making sure it is completely covered.
- Place the almond joy bites (uncovered) in the refrigerator to cool and harden for an hour.
- Package them however you’d like in cello bags or small candy boxes to gift – or better yet, simply ENJOY them! These usually don’t last a day in our home. They can be stored for one week in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.
This post is part of the annual Diwali for Kids blog hop from Multicultural Kid Blogs! See the posts below for great ideas on celebrating Diwali with children. You can find even more ideas from last year’s blog hop, 2016, and on our Diwali Pinterest board:
Diwali Almond Joy Bites Recipe
My Little Moppet: 15 Easy DIY Diwali Gifts to Make Yourself
Kid World Citizen
Maple and Marigold: Apple Peda – Indian Sweet with a Canadian Sweet
Creative World of Varya: Diwali – Things to Know and Things to Make