It's officially celebration season with graduations, weddings, summer BBQs, and vacations on the forefront. And what better way to make those moments even sweeter than with naturally sweet and good-for-you Medjool dates? As you plan for parties and travel, consider these go-to snacks and treats to add a touch of sweetness to your most memorable moments.
If you're looking for an easy way to express your gratitude to your wedding guests, consider creating nut butter-stuffed, chocolate-dipped Medjool dates. You can add a little note that says "Thank you for celebrating us on our special 'date'" or "From first date to forever date, thank you for celebrating with us today."
Another delightful option to keep your guests sweetly satisfied while you take photos is to offer savory Medjool dates wrapped in bacon or prosciutto. One of our favorite combinations is this Prosciutto Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese recipe.
If you're in search of a cake to celebrate your graduate this year, look no further than Chef Anna Olson’s Medjool Date & Spice Chocolate Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. It strikes the perfect balance between decadent chocolate, not-too-sweet cream cheese frosting, and our favorite ingredient – pureed caramel-like Medjool dates that melt into the batter when cooked.
For a fun bite-sized treat that the whole family will love, try making Medjool Date Graduation Caps. Simply stuff a date with your favorite nut butter and top it off with a square of chocolate and a strip of fruit leather for the tassel.
For Summer BBQs
As a natural sweetener, Medjool dates are an excellent addition to marinades and sauces. Our favorite ways to use Medjool dates for summer celebrations include this BBQ Chicken Marinade and our Medjool Date Citrus BBQ Sauce.
If you’re looking for fresh and delicious additions to your main courses try our Balsamic Glazed Grilled Romaine Hearts with Blue Cheese, Medjool Dates & Pears or Medjool Date Rose Sparkler.
With summer vacations on the horizon, remember to pack shelf-stable snacks that offer a nutritional punch. Whether you’re embarking on a road trip, cruise, or plane ride, we’ve got several on-the-go options that taste delicious and will keep you energized and satisfied.
Our award-winning Mini Medjools are a great go-to snack for traveling, as we’ve done all the work for you by combining Medjool dates with nut butters, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. Choose from our Coconut, Cacao Pecan, and Sweet & Salty Almond varieties.
Other fantastic travel snacks include our Protein-Packed Trail Mix and Blueberry Lemon Energy Balls.
Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, traveling, or simply enjoying the warmer weather, let Medjool dates add an extra touch of sweetness to your summer. Speaking of sweeter summers, we're excited to announce our Sweet Summer Sweepstakes, where you have a chance to win some amazing prizes. Make sure to enter by June 23 for your opportunity to win one of several KitchenAid appliances and Natural Delights products.
Meet Natalia Toccoli, digital marketing manager for Natural Delights. As an avid baker, Natalia loves all things sweet, including Medjool dates of course! She even runs a bakery of her own. Her first days on the Natural Delights team were at our Harvest Tour where she had the opportunity to learn all of the hard work that goes into making these sweet alternatives a reality.