Mini Monets and Mommies: Hanukkah S'mores: Holiday Treats for Kids

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hanukkah S'mores: Holiday Treats for Kids

Why does Christmas get all of the good treats? What about Hanukkah? I made holiday donut s’mores the other day. They were red and green, and something that my son (who celebrates both holidays – as we are an interfaith family) highly enjoyed. Especially with the scoop of ice cream on top. That got me thinking – I should probably come up with something for the Jewish side of my son.
Chanukah dessert

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So, I started with s’mores. They are really so simple to make, and the kids always enjoy them. And, you can get super-creative with them – without having to know how to bake! Before we get started, let me say that I don’t keep kosher. I used regular marshmallows. Regular marshmallows contain gelatin and aren’t kosher. Actually, I picked up a bag of berry blue host-shaped marshmallows for under a dollar after Halloween. Given that I didn’t open them, they were stull perfectly fresh (and the ghost shape disappeared when I heated them). But, if you do keep kosher, you can still make this recipe. Some products, such as Paskesz Marshmallows, are kosher.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Marshmallows – Use blue marshmallows or add a few drops of food coloring to change the hue. I recommend adding the food coloring when the marshmallows a warm and mushy.

·        Graham crackers

·        White frosting – I used Betty CrockerWhipped Frosting (and yes, it’s kosher)

·        Blue sprinkles or blue sugar crystals

·        White chocolate

*If you want to swap out the frosting and chocolate for non-dairy items, you may do so. Instead of the frosting, heat a kosher marshmallow or two and use it as a spread. Instead of regular white chocolate, swap it out for a vegan version such as King David Vegan Lactose Free White Chocolate Chips (you’ll need a handful to replace the one chocolate square).

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Stack the chocolate and marshmallow on top of a graham cracker.

White chocolate
 
2.     Heat the stack. I microwaved it for 10 seconds. Microwaves vary in strength, so you need to keep an eye on the marshmallow. When it starts to puff out, it’s ready. Never allow your child to touch or eat the hot marshmallow.

3.     Squish the marshmallow with another graham cracker.

Holiday treat
 
4.     Spread a dollop of frosting (or a melted marshmallow) on top of the s’more.

5.     Sprinkle the blue crystal sugar over the Hanukkah treat.
Hanukkah dessert
 

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