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Easy Hanukkah Treats

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It's a good thing that Hanukkah is eight nights long because with this tasty trove of treats, you'll want to try one every night.

Traditionally, most desserts eaten on Hanukkah are fried in oil to commemorate the miracle of one day's supply of oil keeping a lamp in the Jewish Temple of Jerusalem lit for eight full days. However, some sweets are flavored with fruit or shaped into dreidels and coins instead. Keep reading for our easy recipes for Hanukkah treats.

This recipe for Apple Fritter Rings proves that cinnamon and apples were made for each other. Core and cut apples into 1/2-inch-thick rings, toss them in a buttermilk batter before frying, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar for a sweet snack.

Top Potato Latkes with sweet combos and they suddenly become after-dinner delights. Try honey and pomegranate seeds or creme fraiche, pear, and cinnamon. These particular pancakes are gluten free with help from potato starch instead of flour.

The largest bakery in Jerusalem fries more than 250,000 Sufganiyot each day during Hanukkah, but with this recipe, it's easy to make just the right amount of these jelly donuts in your own kitchen.

It only takes five ingredients to make marshmallows become delicious Dreidels. Attach chocolate kisses to marshmallows with melted chocolate, insert a pretzel stick into the bottom, refrigerate until set, dip in melted chocolate, and pipe Hebrew letters onto the sides with contrasting white chocolate.

For another chocolate-y treat, try these Chocolate-Filled Wontons. Simply seal chopped chocolate inside wonton wrappers, fry and dust with powdered sugar. (Check back tomorrow to see a video of Sarah making these crescent cuties.)

Rugelach is a classic Jewish pastry, and this version from out latest issue's cookie collection is filled with a mixture of apricots, sugared walnuts, cinnamon and brandy.

It's easy to turn dried apricots into fruity-flavored Apricot Gelt or coins for little ones (and grown-ups too).

If you can't get enough rugelach this time of year, this basic recipe for Walnut and Brown-Sugar Rugelach is sure to please any guest or family member, and leaves room for additions like dried fruit or chocolate.

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