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Chanukkah Desserts

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I am looking for something different, not the traditional doughnuts. Would love to have to have something unusual, people always look to me for something different. Thanks

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  1. I usually make something like a apple, cranberry, walnut crumble.

    1. I was thinking of making a "grilled cheese" but with chocolate rather than cheese. Maybe some challah or brioche, pan fried with chocolate or nutella in the middle.

      1. We started a family tradition of making homemade donuts for Hanukah two years ago. Other desserts that we have enjoyed during the holiday are chocolate pudding/pots de creme/mousse and seasonal cheesecakes like cranberry or pumpkin. We also make chocolate frosted spice cookies and rugelach.

        1. It is traditional to have something fried...so how about apple fritters or is that too close to doughnuts?

          1. Homemade rugelach are pretty fantastic. If you wanted to stick with something thematic, you could try an olive oil cake. Or, if you can find a dreidel cookie cutter, you could make decorated dreidel cookies.

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            1. re: chloe103

              Last year I took the dreidel cookie cutter and used it on rice krispie treat mixture that I had pushed into a 10 x 15 cookie sheet instead of a 9 x 13 pan. I'm thinking jello jigglers this year. My family thinks there's a little something wrong with me, but I do make them laugh.