I may not be Jewish, but I am in love with Hanukkah and the sweet meaning behind the holiday. I love that it's centered around miracles, around lights, and that it lasts for eight lovely nights. And the food? Oh the food. Because Hanukkah is celebrates the miracle of oil, a lot of the foods traditional for the holiday are fried, including the Hanukkah desserts.
Even if you don't celebrate Hanukkah, you can appreciate some of the traditional treats served during the Festival of Lights. You may find yourself invited to a Hanukkah celebration or maybe you want to introduce your kids to some new traditions and cultures. Whatever the reason, you can't go wrong with some of these desserts. Everything from Challah bread pudding to homemade chocolate gelt is here and they are all worth trying this holiday season. These recipes are especially great for a dessert swap when you're tired of the decorated sugar cookies or Oreo truffle balls. Some of these seven Hanukkah dessert recipes are a twist on an old favorite, but all of them have traditional meaning and are a sweet touch to the season. Don't forget to pick up a menorah to really seal the deal for your little ones and tell them the story of this miraculous holiday.