How to Make Edible Dreidels for Hanukkah

Forget the delicious food and eight days of gift-giving, ask any Jewish child their favorite part of Hanukkah, they’re like to say playing dreidel. The dreidel game has withstood many generations, and continues to be popular among children of all ages, who love the friendly competition the game stirs up, as well as the chance to win milk chocolate coins known as gelt. 

This clever food craft transforms the dreidel—a traditional top—into an edible treat, that just might be more tempting to participants than the prizes themselves! An irresistible combo of peanut butter, pretzels and marshmallow, these delicious dreidels might not make it through a full game before they are devoured by a hungry player!

  • Pretzel sticks
  • Marshmallows
  • Large chocolate morsels
  • Peanut butter

To assemble the dreidels pierce a marshmallow with one pretzel stick taking care so not to push it all the way through. Next, spread a small amount of peanut butter on the flat side of an unwrapped chocolate morsel and stick to the bottom of the marshmallow (opposite the pretzel stick).

Note: If you plan to actually play with these dreidels you’ll have to draw the proper Hebrew characters on four sides of the marshmallow. You can do this using gel icing or edible ink markers, both available at your local baking supply store.


Looking for more Hanukkah Treats?

Wow guests with a basket overflowing with Hanukkah desserts from Cheryl's. Each treat comes individually packed, making it the perfect sweet assortment for a large crowd. 

Or, if you're looking for a bit more crunch to your celebration, you'll love The Popcorn Factory's Hanukkah Collection featuring festive tins, cookies, and even gelt!


More Hanukkah Craft Ideas:

Whether you give these festive party poppers out as favors or have them on hand for the kids, our easy and inexpensive DIY Hanukkah party poppers will give your celebration an added burst of fun!

This year, we've really gotten into upcycling ordinary objects around the house. We're taking that same approach with our Hanukkah celebration, too! Transform everyday bottles into a chic DIY Menorah for Hanukkah with our simple tutorial.

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