Happy Hanukkah! We’re excited to celebrate the start of Hanukkah this week with our families. This time of year we especially look forward to not only passing on some of our favorite traditions as kids but also creating new ones with the littlest members of our families. This year, while we the festivities are in full swing, we’re planning for an activity that the kids will love participating in, and the grown-ups won’t mind digging into after — a chocolate dreidel!
We asked Williams-Sonoma culinary director, Amanda Haas, to create a fun Hanukkah dessert that teaches kids about the meaning of the holiday, while being, of course, delicious!
See below for this easy-to-make chocolate dreidel recipe:
- White chocolate Hershey’s Kisses
- White chocolate chips (for melting)
- Blue cake decorating gel
- Lollipop sticks
- Parchment paper
- Push a lollipop into the flat side of a marshmallow, sticking it in as far as you can without puncturing the opposite side.
- Melt white chocolate chips according to package instructions.
- Spread a small amount of the chocolate onto the base of a chocolate kiss. Use the melted chocolate as “glue” to attach a Hershey’s Kiss to the flat end of the marshmallow.
- Working quickly*, dip your dreidels one-at-a-time into the white chocolate coating and roll them until the surface is evenly covered.
- Pull the dreidel out of the chocolate and hold it over the bowl, point-side facing downward for a few seconds to get rid of excess drips.
- Place the dreidel pop onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and let it dry for 15-20 minutes (until candy coating has set). A slight “puddle” will form underneath each dreidel, so it won’t look perfect, but it will taste good!
- Using the icing pen, decorate with Hebrew letters.
* While dipping your dreidels, be sure not to leave them in the melted chocolate coating for longer than a few seconds. If you leave them in too long, the Hershey’s Kiss will melt and you’ll end up with a flat-bottomed dreidel.
Seen in this story: