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Best Nutty Sweets To Try This Diwali That Are Not Soan-Papdi

By Ishan Sharma

Updated - Sept. 21, 2023 7 min read

Nothing says Diwali more than the delicious palate of sweets we all love. From Gulab Jamuns to Barfis, Ladoos to Rasgullas and even Soan-Papdi... there are so many of them that we start drooling even before the festival hits the calendar. Although, now that I think about it, it's kind of bumming me out that we've actually stopped experimenting with our sweets.

I get the sentiments attached to it, however, there are no rules when it comes to satiating our sweet tooths on Diwali. Correct? So, hopefully, its time to keep those same old taste and flavours we come across every Diwali at bay and mix in some nutty goodness to it.

This Diwali, let's get unconventional, break the age-old norms and go nuts after nuts and not just sweets. We present some of the best nutty sweetness to make your Diwali pleasantries special and memorable in your city.


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Choco Chia Pudding

Packing all the chocolaty madness and the Chia seeds goodness, the Choco Chia Pudding is sure to bring about a new and delightful flavour to your Diwali "feast-ivities". Gorging onto this as much as you want wouldn't cost you anything on your health. There's less sugar used in this, is full of natural flavours and is simply a relish for all your taste buds. 


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Date, Almond & Chocolate Laddoos

Who would deny a dive into the sweetness of laddoos on Diwali? Well, better if they're made of Chocolate and nuts. The best part, they're super healthy and feather-light on your metabolism. The visual aesthetic of these would make you drool for more and to gift them to your loved ones is actually better than giving away a box full of heart-attack.


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Classic Granola Bars

Granola bars aren't just for the diet-conscious, but also for those who love having sweets. And it doesn't mean that it's got to be sugary to be sweet, but there are ways around the best tastes in life. So this Diwali, quirk it up and go with some Granola Bars instead of same old Barfis and these won't be passed along or kept in a vault for next Diwali for sure. 


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Dry Fruit Cake

Tired of those extremely sweet Rasgullas and Gulabjamuns, you gotta try this. With nuts and berries in every bite, this sweet & savoury delight is sure to make you smile as soon as you open the sweet aromatic goodness. The Dry Fruit Cake would make your Diwali palette stand apart and you wouldn't know when there won't be any left for you. 


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Multigrain Laddoos

If not the chocolate ones, go for these! Multigrain goodness does not need an introduction anymore, so why not some multigrain goodness to pave the sweet road of festivities this Diwali? Well, choosing these over your regular Kaju Katli is going to add so much of oomph to those Diwali Sweets you offer to your guests.


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Peanut Butter-Thai Flavoured Truffle, Coated With Roasted Peanuts

As delectable as they look, they're even better to bite into. If you think that these sweet delicacies of life make for the reason you smile, then this is something that will hook you on forever. Presenting these for deserts on your Diwali Dinner table or gift wrapping these along with humble wishes, you're bound to be a friend to cling on.


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Dark Chocolate Fudge With Wasabi Nuts, Caramelized Almonds & Cashews

Dark Chocolates, Wasabi Nuts & Caramelized Exotics, I was hooked on to this after a mention of these. To talk any further, you'll need to try them once. An explosion of flavours and gastronomic goodness defines these heavenly sweets. Trust me on this, but you would want to keep this one a secret after making your peeps try. They'll be nagging for details so much after once.



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Walnut Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Walnuts are love and so are brownies! What's better, a beautiful & colourful fusion among these. Not many would say no to a brownie every now and then, for Diwali, it's just a cherry on the top. After having a boatload of traditional sweets and get overloaded with a sugar rush, a tint of dark chocolate goodness is just what confides in the festive mood. 


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Cashew Chocolate Truffles & Almond Chocolate Truffles

Truffles would light up your Diwali Soiree with a sweet beam of goodness. Club these with some good-old nuts and you have the perfect recipe for a great Diwali feast. As traditional as it still is, it's extremely exclusive in flavours. Lighting a match to Diwali colours within your mouth, this paradisiacal treat is all things delectable for you.


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Saffron & Pistachio Ice-Cream

  Saffron makes for an empowering flavour in deserts and hence are usually sprinkled like a garnish from above. But what about an ice-cream made with saffron and sprinkled with love for Pistachios above, I say whaaa!? Yeas, the jaws drop on just the sight of this and you drooling over a bowl of this mouthwatering goodness.


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Oatmeal, Dates & Figs Granola Bar

Granola bars are great already, but with some added flavours, all-natural and healthy ones, it calls for a major reason to gorge upon as many as you can. Well, we're talking of Oatmeal, Dates and Figs Granola Bars that make for the right amount of sweetness and nutty goodness at the same once. So this Diwali, make sure that you're good to go on a healthier front as well. 


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Naturals Anjeer Ice-Cream 

Naturals have been making finger-licking good ice-creams since quite some time now. And the latest addition to their menu is a winner among all. The Anjeer Ice-cream is already making rubbles in the gastronomic lobby and which can also be a cool entry to your Diwali Dinner menu as well. So go ahead and surprise your guests with its unique but delicious flavour and cold, messy pleasure.



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Choco Hazelnut Pastry

Pastries make festivities more festive and cool! Along with nutty flavours like Hazlenut, they turn into foodgasm! So is the Choco Hazelnut Pastry. So this Diwali, make love with food, but with a twist of flavours to make you go nuts.


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Banana Walnut Cake

You would definitely go bananas over this. Just a bite into this wholesome goodness and you are a fan forever. You can mark these words, but you wouldn't have had a better combination of fruit and nuts before.


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Caramel Peanut Churros 

Churros for Diwali? Don't question, just try! You'll find yourself doing it every year. When the smooth caramel and pea-nutty bliss melts in your mouth with some crispy churros to make for a bite, you'll say "heaven, that's all". 


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Nutty Choco Cuddle Donut

The makers did it fair enough to call it a cuddle Donut! The flavours simply cuddle each other to make something as beautifully delectable and mouthwatering to start with. By the end, you'll be craving for more.




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Black Wasabi Ice-Cream

Wasabi & Ice-Cream? You may think it is weird but instead, it's a great combination to come across. This sweet-tangy tale of a culinary adventure is sure to make your Diwali celebrations memorable. The nutty feeling you get is surely a different taste and serving it to your guests would definitely another. Good or bad, just let them decide. 



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Nutty Choco Fudge In A Bottle

Choco fudge is messy enough? Well, not when you serve it in a bottle, it's cool, it's sassy and it's chic this way. About its taste, you'll want one after another one of these. So make your Diwali a festival of colours, in food as well and spread some smiles for some food.


This Diwali, go nuts over nuts and indulge yourself completely in these sweet festivities of life. Happy Diwali!


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