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10 Kid-Approved Hanukkah Recipes

From sweet treats to the main course

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Published on: December 04, 2023

10 Kid-Approved Hanukkah Recipes

Photo credit: PJ Library

Desserts and treats

Got a sweet tooth? Then you’ll want to give these recipes from PJ Library parents, staff and PJ Library’s collaboration with, the kids’ cooking show Nosh & Nibble a try:

1. Bimuelos

Hanukkah is a time for celebrating the triumph of light over darkness. The lighting of the menorah (candelabrum, also known in Hebrew as a hanukkiah) is the central mitzvah, or commandment, of the holiday. 

Another Hanukkah tradition is to eat foods fried in oil, symbolic of the oil in the ancient Temple menorah that lasted for eight days. You may already be a pro at making latkes (potato pancakes), but have you tackled bimuelosa special Sephardic fried dough treat yet?

Learn how to make these easy — and delicious — treats to share with your family. 

2. Gelt 

Nosh & Nibble’s Rylee will show you how to put your own spin on a holiday classic with this DIY gelt. Get ready to leave your mark on your Hanukkah party this year.

3. Personal dessert pizzas 

Nosh & Nibble’s Rylee is taking on a fun and tasty project for everyone at the Hanukkah party. She’s showing us how to make personalized dessert pizzas. The topping possibilities are endless, but that won’t stop her from showing us some of her faves.

4. Nutella pockets

These fried wonton wrappers filled with chocolatey Nutella and a banana slice are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. A light dusting of powdered sugar after they are fried will perfect this yummy treat. 

"Fried Nutella pockets with banana slices"
Nutella pockets. Photo credit: PJ Library

5. Stained glass cookies

Soft, buttery cookies are filled with melted candy to create the “glass” in this tasty, and lovely treat. Kids can get creative and combine different colors of candy to make swirly centers everyone is sure to enjoy.  

6. Sufganiyot donut holes

This super-easy recipe uses a great hack: prepared pizza dough! You’ll have fresh, crispy donuts in a matter of minutes. 

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