20+ Ramadan Desserts Ideas

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If you are looking for Ramadan desserts ideas, you have come to the right place. Here, I gathered over 20 of the best dessert recipes for iftar.

The best way to End you’re Iftar is with these delicious Ramadan Desserts.

Ramadan desserts


In this collection of Iftar sweets and treats, you’ll mostly find traditional Arabic sweets, and a few modern dessert recipes as well. From baklava and namoura, to knafeh and puddings, there will definitely be an option for everyone!

If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love these Arabic desserts whether you’re fasting or not.

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is a holy month of fasting between sunrise and sunset, praying and abstaining from things considered to be impure for the mind and body for Muslims.

20+ Ramadan Desserts Recipes:

Making Baklava from scratch is a snap. This Baklava recipe has the best sugar syrup recipe as well. #lebanesebaklavarecipe


Baklava is delicious crisp phyllo pastry made with layers of a sugary, cinnamon-spiced nut mixture and topped with a simple syrup flavored with rose water. 

Make sure to leave some room for a piece or two during iftar.

Lebanese Knafeh


Knafeh is one of the most popular Ramadan desserts, made with a layer of shredded Phyllo dough, a layer of sweet cheese and a creamy filling mixture. Lebanese knafeh is then topped with a simple syrup, making a delicious savory and sweet dessert.

Namoura Lebanese- Basbousa arabic Sweets- Basbousa Cake


Namoura is a popular classic Middle Eastern dessert, during the month of Ramadan. Made with semolina flour and yogurt, and topped with a sweet sugar water syrup flavored with rose water.

Umm Ali is traditional Egyptian bread pudding, that makes the perfect dessert or breakfast treat. It’s warm, rich, and delicious with a soft-silky texture.

Umm Ali- Bread Pudding

Umm Ali is traditional Egyptian bread pudding, that makes a perfect Ramadan dessert or iftar treat. It’s warm, rich, and delicious with a soft-silky texture.

sfouf cake


This vibrant yellow Lebanese turmeric cake- sfouf is easy to make. It is also egg- free, butter- free and made in one bowl!  Sfouf cake has a subtle earthy flavor and tastes as good as it looks.

Lebanese date cookies- date roll cookies- kaak b tamer.

Date Roll Cookies

No iftar is complete without these delicious date cookies!

rose water pudding

Mahalabia- Lebanese Milk Pudding

This simple Lebanese Milk Pudding, aka Mahalabia is so easy and quick to make! With only 4 ingredients and 15 minutes of your time, you can make a sweet treat! Garnish with your favorite crushed nuts and serve it for dessert, breakfast or snack! Mahalabia is a great Ramadan dessert idea!

coconut date bars, healthy, quick, delicious and a quick dessert idea!

Coconut Date Bars

These coconut date bars are naturally high in sugar and have the right kinds of carbohydrates to rejuvenate your body’s energy levels, especially after fasting.

Meghli is classic and comforting Lebanese Rice Pudding, made with a few ingredients right on your stovetop. A delightful, easy dessert flavored with warm spices, that’s perfect for holidays and cozy nights. It’s a great vegan and gluten-free make ahead dessert. The perfect dessert for ramadan!


Meghli is classic and comforting Lebanese Rice Pudding, made with a few ingredients right on your stovetop. A delightful, easy dessert flavored with warm spices, that’s perfect for Ramadan and cozy nights. It’s a great vegan and gluten-free make ahead dessert.

Coconut Date Balls

These easy and healthy Coconut Date Balls require only 3 ingredients and are ready in 10 minutes. These vegan date balls are the perfect after-dinner Iftar treat or a snack when you are craving something sweet!

riz b haleeb

Lebanese Rice Pudding- Riz Bi Haleeb

Creamy, sweet and so, so easy to make. This Middle Eastern Rice Pudding recipe also known as Riz Bi Haleeb is one of the Ramadan desserts classics.

“Majdool” dates work great for this almond chocolate covered dates recipe, as they tend to be soft and chewy. You can use normal dates if you prefer and they will still be great, but they just won’t be quite as soft.

Chocolate Covered Dates with Almonds

Many people like to break their fasting with dates, because dates are high in fiver. Eating one to three dates before anything else to break your fast is a great way to combat the exhaustion you may feel from fasting.

custard biscuit pudding

Custard Biscuit Pudding

Easy and delicious, this rich Custard Biscuit Pudding recipe is one of my favorite desserts! Made with a layer of white custard, a layer of chocolate custard and topped with sprinkles of shredded chocolate. This velvety and smooth custard pudding is a lovely addition to you Ramadan desserts menu.

pasta frolla

Apricot Jam Tart

Simple homemade short-crust pastry dough, filled with a simple Jam filling, and then finished with crunchy crumbles of more pastry spread on top.

banana muffins with dates and walnuts

Banana Crumb Muffins

Delightfully different and studded with dates and walnuts, these quick banana muffins are a great way to break you fasting.

no bake granola bars

No-Bake Granola Bars

These healthy granola bars make a wonderful Ramadan treat, perfect for suhour or ifatr!

banana cake

Banana Bread with Dates and Walnuts

With its super-moist texture and incredibly soft crumb, you’ll love this healthy banana bread recipe.

biscoff cookie truffles

No-Bake Biscoff Truffles

Deliciously creamy bite-sized no-bake lotus biscoff truffle balls, coated with a milk chocolate shell, and drizzled with even more chocolate!

healthy reese's cups

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

This No-Bake Healthy Peanut Butter Cups recipe is easy to make, comes together in just 15 minutes and is full of feel-good ingredients that are irresistibly delicious! These are like little Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, but homemade and healthy!

no bake strawberry tart

No Bake Strawberry Tart

Crushed graham crackers are formed into a crust filled with a layer of subtly sweet pastry cream filling and a layer of whipped cream, and topped with fresh strawberries. This no bake tart recipe is simple, satisfying, and filled with so many fresh flavors. 

orange bundt cake baked in a rose bundt cake

Orange Bundt Cake

This Orange Bundt Cake is light, moist and full of fresh orange juice and zest flavor; baked in a rose shaped Bundt pan for a lovely sculpted look.

linzer cookies

Jam Filled Cookies

 These jam cookies are easy to make, It has the perfect buttery shortbread with a hint of lemon zest and a sweet apricot jam filling. They can be made ahead for the Ramadan month.

corn starch cookies

Melting Moments Cookies

Melting Moments Cookies- Exactly as the name implies. Delicious fluffy butter cookies that melt in your mouth.


Please leave a comment and rating below, and let me know what you thought of this round up of Ramadan dessert recipes. Be sure to snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @thesaltandsweetkitchen, so that I can follow along.

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20+ Ramadan Desserts

Ramadan desserts

Ramadan Desserts

Yield: 8-10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
If you are looking for Ramadan desserts ideas, you have come to the right place. Here I gathered over 20 of the best dessert recipes for iftar. The best way to End you're Iftar is with these delicious Ramadan Desserts.


Check each recipe for full ingredient list required. Depending on the recipe that you choose to make, you may need some of the following ingredients:

  • all-purpose flour
  • butter
  • eggs
  • salt
  • sugar
  • milk
  • fruit


    Make ahead and store. You can make or prepare most of these Ramadan desserts recipes ahead of time. You can store most of them at room temperature for a few days, in the refrigerator for up to one week, and in the freezer for up to 3 months. Check each recipe for exact storing tips.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 108mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g

Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

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  1. I literally can’t wait to make these Ramadan desserts, it’s my favourite part of iftar and if there’s leftovers I usually eat it for suhoor too!

  2. I feel so lucky I found you page on pinterest. Now I have all the ramadan desserts in one place. I can’t wait to start cooking. Ramadan Kareem.

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