Edible Dreidels

December 21, 2008

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Earlier in the week another mom and I led a little Hanukkah party in A.’s class, which included a craft that doubled as the snack: edible dreidels. Apparently I’m the last one on earth to have heard of making these cute dreidels out of marshmallows, Hershey Kisses, pretzels, and frosting — everyone I’ve told about them has made them before! Putting them together is as easy as can be, perfect for a class of 5 and 6 year olds — just stick the pretzel into the top of the marshmallow to make the dreidel stem, and then glue the Kiss with frosting to the other side to make the dreidel’s point.

A. enjoyed making them at school so much that he asked me to pick up more supplies for home. It was a perfect craft for a snowy Saturday. In the dreidels above, I used some diluted food coloring and a toothpick to paint on the Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hey, and shin.

Hanukkah begins at sundown tonight. Although we had to postpone our family party until next weekend (due to snow and three of us being less-than-healthy), I’m looking forward to lighting our menorahs tonight.

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5 Comments

  • 1. Grammy  |  December 21, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    They are lovely. Happy Chanukah!

  • 2. Sharon  |  December 21, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Happy Hannukah, Dara! I think these edible dreidels are adorable! I love the letters in blue. Cute idea.

  • 3. Carol  |  December 22, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Happy Hannukah! Those driedels are absolutely adorable! I am sure the kids loved making (and eating) them.

  • 4. Aunt Barbara  |  December 22, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    No, you’re not the last one to have heard of them, Dara–I am. They’re adorable.

  • 5. Avigail  |  December 24, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    I hadn’t heard of them either, and I’m definitely excited to do this in the next couple of years. For now – our crafts projects don’t get much more complicated than stickers on paper! Happy Hanukkah Dara!


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