What makes Hari Raya Aidilfitri extra special is the variety of dates we get to try. If there's one date that stands out from the rest, it's Medjool dates, thanks to its caramel-like sweetness and soft, chewy texture. If you have extra Medjool dates at home and want to jazz up the flavours a little, here are some delicious ideas you can start with.
1. Chocolate covered
What makes a better dessert than chocolate covered Medjool dates? If you have a sweet tooth, you can even dipped it milk chocolate, white chocolate or dark chocolate - depending on your preference!
2. Peanut butter
Another way to add a delicious touch to any Medjool dates is by adding a spoon of peanut butter or almond butter! Paired with creamy texture, it'll add a whole new flavour dimension to your favourite date!
3. Dark chocolate and cashew nuts
Call yourself a chocolate lover? It's time to enjoy some Medjool dates with a cube of chocolate and cashew nuts. You don't have to limit yourself to these two ingredients alone. You can jazz it up with any kind of nuts and chocolate too.
4. Raspberry jam
If you prefer to add some fruity flavour, Medjool dates are great to be enjoyed with raspberry or strawberry jam too. To make it presentable, you can top it off with some raspberry or strawberry slices for a pop of red.
5. Cereal or muesli
Add some crunch to your Medjool dates by stuffing it with muesli or breakfast cereal. It'll add a fun twist to the usual Medjool dates and don't be surprised to see your kids reaching for a second helping.
If you have extra Medjool dates at home, try and jazz it up with breakfast cereal, dark chocolate and even cashew nuts for something fun and yummy!