Dates make a sweet, nutritional snack and can be eaten as they come, or glazed with syrup. Alternatively, for a delicious twist, they can be pitted and stuffed with various fillings such as nuts (walnuts, almonds and pecans), candied orange and lemon peel, tahini, marzipan or cream cheese. In fact, dates are so versatile that different countries have found their own novel uses for date fruit. In Morocco, for example, they are used in savoury dishes such as tagines, as well as in puddings, cookies (ka’ak) and other desserts. They actually make an effecitve natural binding agent in baked treats. The United States has its own unique date dish, date nut bread, which is a type of cake that is commonly eaten around holidays. In southeast Spain, where there is a large date plantation, dates are often pitted, stuffed with fried almonds, wrapped in bacon and shallow-fried for a sweet and savoury taste sensation.