Hanukkah is a traditional Jewish holiday celebrating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Also known as the Festival of Lights, the celebration is a time of gift giving, games, and eating oil-based foods. Enjoy the eight days of Hanukkah with these 15 traditional and holiday-themed desserts from across the web.
These dreidel marshmallows, by way of Serious Eats, make the iconic Hanukkah toy deliciously edible. With just a handful of ingredients, it’s a quick and easy dessert option.
Smitten Kitchen provides a perfect pareve treat with this dairy-free dessert. Apples and cinnamon are a classic combination and when baked into a cake, what’s not to love?
Create Hanukkah-themed gelt from What Jew Wanna Eat and top with edible glitter. It’s like arts and crafts you can eat!
Also from What Jew Wanna Eat, the classic combo of peanut butter and jelly acts as filling for sweet sufganiyot. Top with powdered sugar to finish.
The Apple Bourbon Pecan Cake from Levana’s Whole Foods Kitchen is a light, yet moist, kosher option for ending a feast.
What are the holidays without sugar cookies? Tori Avey shows how to make dreidel and Star of David cookies with homemade cookie dough. Top with blue and white icing, and voila!
Also from Tori Avey, celebrate the final night of Hanukkah with a complete cupcake menorah. Though this dessert doubles as a decoration, it won’t last long.
Gelt Cookies from Overtime Cook are a bite-size treat everyone will love. The cream cheese filling makes for a surprising and delicious twist.
Overtime Cook‘s Shortcut Cannoli saves on time, but delivers all the flavor of the traditional Italian treat.
Cook Kosher‘s Jelly Donut Macarons are a great make-head dessert option. Just stick them in the refrigerator and reheat to save time when hosting Hanukkah get-togethers.
This traditional bread-like cookie works well for those who want a dessert that isn’t overly sweet. Follow Nutmeg Nanny‘s step by step instructions for fabulous results.
Challah, or braided egg bread, is typical eaten on the Sabbath and holidays. This pull-apart version is perfect for sharing and works as an appetizer, side dish, or dessert when served with chocolate spreads or sweet jams.
Living Sweet Moments shows how to make cookies that are both beautiful and easy, so the kids can help in the kitchen, too.
Brownie lovers won’t be able to stay away from this chocolatey delight from True Blue Baking. Peppermint adds a touch of classic holiday flavor.
Linsay Ann Bakes has the most adorable winter cake pops around. These penguin pops customized with yamakas are a dessert kids one to 100 will love.