Gallery: 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!

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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 4: Matzo Toffee With Almonds
Night 4: Matzo Toffee With Almonds
The trick to making matzo toffee impossible to put down is simple: a generous sprinkling of fleur de sel. The salt combined with the bittersweet chocolate and butter pretty much spells doom for everyone who comes in contact with it. And by doom, we mean joy. Get the recipe!

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]

Night 8: Polish Hanukkah Apple Cake
Night 8: Polish Hanukkah Apple Cake
This recipe from Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous by Joan Nathan makes a super moist cake studded with chunks of apple, pieces of almond, and a hint of cinnamon. It's parve, to boot.

[photograph: Sabra Krock]