Festive Sweets for Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a traditional Jewish holiday celebrating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Also known as the Festival of Lights, the celebration is a time of gift giving, games, and eating oil-based foods. Enjoy the eight days of Hanukkah with these 15 traditional and holiday-themed desserts from across the web.

By Lauren Ellis

What Jew Wanna Eat

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Gelt

Create Hanukkah-themed gelt from What Jew Wanna Eat and top with edible glitter. It’s like arts and crafts you can eat!

What Jew Wanna Eat

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sufganiyot

Also from What Jew Wanna Eat, the classic combo of peanut butter and jelly acts as filling for sweet sufganiyot. Top with powdered sugar to finish.

Overtime Cook

Gelt Cookies

Gelt Cookies from Overtime Cook are a bite-size treat everyone will love. The cream cheese filling makes for a surprising and delicious twist.

Nutmeg Nanny


This traditional bread-like cookie works well for those who want a dessert that isn’t overly sweet. Follow Nutmeg Nanny‘s step by step instructions for fabulous results.

Andrew Purcell

Challah Bread

Challah, or braided egg bread, is typical eaten on the Sabbath and holidays. This pull-apart version is perfect for sharing and works as an appetizer, side dish, or dessert when served with chocolate spreads or sweet jams.

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This article was originally posted as, “15 Extra-Festive Hanukkah Desserts and Sweets” on Relish.


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