December 29, 2014

Chocolate Kalakand | Chocolate based cottage cheese bites | Easy Sweet snacks

As part of series of chocolate based holiday treats, today's dessert with Chocolate is a personal favourite. I am not really a chocolate person, but love milk based / mild sugar treats once in a while. The rest of the family including my little toddler loves dark chocolate and extra dark chocolate in various combos..  

Sweet need not be fattening or bad for the teeth. Moderation is the key. My kid's paediatric dentist once told me something I will always remember : "A kid watches you and imitates you in every way, be sure what goes into your mouth (food) and what comes out of ur mouth (words)" ! how true ...So keeping that in mind, dishing out simple, fuss free sweet snacks that will warm up the hearts of not only kids but others too at home. Linking this to BM #47 under Kids Delight Holiday Treats..

Hope you liked the series with Hot Chocolate & Vegan Wholewheat Chocolate-walnut Crinkle Brownies for this Blogging Marathon. 

If you like chocolate and paneer, you are in luck. For today's dish has both, along with a teeny weeny bit of sugar (I almost wanted to make it sans sugar, but added a dash of brown sugar). So lets see how to make this. 

Prep time : 20 mins | Cook time : 20 mins | Makes : 12-16 medium sized pieces

  • Paneer - 200 gms (store bought or homemade) - grated or finely crumbled
  • Ghee - 1 TBSP + 1 tsp (for greasing)
  • Semi Sweet Chocolate - 100 gms (I used Morde) - grated fine
  • Brown Sugar - 3 TBSP
  • Garnish - finely choppped pistachio and almonds

  1. In a non stick pan, add crumbled paneer and saute for 2-3 mins on very low flame till it starts leaving a little fat around the sides. Now add brown sugar and quickly whisk it in to prevent scorching.
  2. Then add grated cooking chocolate and again on a medium heat. slowly keep mixing on a very low flame. When the mixture begins to thicken, transfer to a greased tray.
  3. With the help of an oiled flat ladle, flatten it out a bit to medium thickness.
  4. Sprinkle the nuts and slightly press it down.
  5. After 30-45 mins, cut out squares. Refrigerate for an hour more and serve the individual pieces.
  6. This keeps upto 5-6 days under refrigeration


  1. Yep everything is ok if consumed in moderation...even these sinful bites :)..nice recipe

  2. Anything with chocolate is my fav, kalakand looks terrific.

  3. I love chocolate Kalakand, the colour looks stunning..mine came out a bit darker..:)

  4. Chocolate kalakand looks tempting !


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