Our Favorite Ramadan Recipes.
When I asked my girls what had been their favorite Ramadan Recipes over the years I barely got the words out before they both called out Ramadan Pizza! This didn’t surprise me as this is the easiest envelope to fill every year because I know I’d hear about it if it wasn’t included. No matter how old they get it is consistently one of their favorite activities to do during Ramadan. It just goes to show that often it’s the simplest things, done together and with love, that make for the moments we most look back on with joy.
Making our Ramadan Pizza’s couldn’t be more simple. We sprinkle a little flour on the countertop, roll out pizza dough into crescent moon or star shapes, and load them up with our favorite toppings. I do not have a pizza dough recipe I follow. I usually pick up premade pizza dough from the bakery section of our local grocery store and cook according to the directions on the package.
The girls voted Ramadan inspired rice krispie treats as their second favorite Ramadan Recipe.
3 tablespoons butter
1 package halal marshmallows (we have also substituted a 7 oz. jar of marshmallow crème when we haven’t been able to easily get our hands on halal marshmallows)
6 cups rice krispie cereal
food coloring (if you wish to color the rice krispie treats)
In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add food coloring a drop at a time until you get the color you desire and stir. Remove from heat.
Add rice krispie cereal. Stir until well coated.
Using a buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press into a 13x9x2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Take cookie cutters (we use crescent moon, star, and masjid shaped cookie cutters) and press into pan of rice krispies. You may need to move the cookie cutter around a bit. Lift up and gently extract the rice krispie treat from the cookie cutter.
Note – Once the shapes are removed, the scraps aren’t as pretty, but they are just as yummy. They didn’t make the picture but definitely got eaten!