Slideshow: Hanukkah Guide: 8 Nights of Desserts

Night 1: Marshmallow Dreidels
Night 1: Marshmallow Dreidels
These adorable marshmallow treats are easy to make and sure to be snapped up faster than you can spin a dreidel. Get the recipe!

[photograph: cakespy]

Night 2: Homemade Gelt
Night 2: Homemade Gelt
Gelt are typically, round, flat disks of semi-sweet chocolate wrapped in gold foil and distributed after the menorah lighting. We like the twist that our contributor Melody Kramer's family would take: substitute a healthier, homemade gelt (using apricots) instead of the pure chocolate stuff found at stores. The recipe couldn't be easier, plus it's sweet, satisfying, and (somewhat) healthy. Get the recipe!

[photograph via shutterstock]

Night 3: Manischewitz Granita
Night 3: Manischewitz Granita
This recipe provides a new way to dress up this old kosher standby, by freezing it into sweet, alcoholic, garnet-colored snowflakes. This recipe has one ingredient, and one step. And it has wow-factor and whimsy. L'chaim! Get the recipe!

[photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Night 5: Rugelach
Night 5: Rugelach
The star cookie of the season, we love rugelach for their tender, flaky dough and sweet fillings. In fact, we have 6 recipes ranging from traditional to less so (red bean rugelach, anyone?) All are delicious. Get the recipes!

[photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Night 6: Challah Pain Perdu with Vanilla Crème Anglaise
Night 6: Challah Pain Perdu with Vanilla Crème Anglaise
This elegant version of pain perdu (essentially French toast) gets dressed up with a rich, silky vanilla-scented creme anglais and a sprinkling of confectioners sugar. Get the recipe!

[photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Night 7: Doughnuts
Night 7: Doughnuts
What would Hanukkah be without a bevy of doughnuts? We have jelly-filled, cider, doughnut holes, and more. (At least one recipe for each night, if you'd like). Check them all out here!

[photograph: Alexandra Penfold]