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painting by Katie Bergenholtz

Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel


photo from Cooking with my Kid

Hanukkah means "dedication," and is so named because the holiday commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. The holiday is also referred to as the Festival of Lights. Each night during Hanukkah, one of eight candles is lit on the menorah, until all eight are burning on the last night. There is a ninth candle in the middle, called the shamash, which is used to light the other candles. During Hanukkah, people eat foods cooked in oil, like latkes (see link to a recipe below) or doughnuts. They also play games like the dreidel. And so, to celebrate Hanukkah, we decided to make these dreidel treats I found at Cooking with my Kid for our teatime. They are easy enough to make that kids can make their own. Our directions are slightly different than hers, so you might want to pop on over to see her directions before deciding which one you'd like to use.
You will need:
large marshmallows
peanut butter
Hersey's Kisses
chocolate sprinkles
small pretzel sticks

Stick a pretzel stick into one end of the marshmallow.
Smear peanut butter all over the marshmallow.
Affix an unwrapped Hersey's Kiss to the end of the marshmallow without the pretzel. Roll the rest of the marshmallow in sprinkles.
Enjoy!

Then there is playing with real dreidels and gelt (golden coins of chocolate)...
If you don't have one, you can make one with the instructions here which includes the rules for the game as well.
Here is a recipe for homemade doughnuts and for latkes you might want to make as well.
Menorah made from clothespins at Scrumdilly Do

Happy Hanukkah!



1 comment:

  1. Wow looks greaaaaaaaaaaaaat !!!

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