The 20 Days of Holiday Treats: Day 4 Hanukkah Marshmallow Dreidels

Happy 1st day of Hanukkah and Day 4 of the 20 Days of Holiday Treats! I wish I could play you the song I heard on Prairie Home Companion this evening: Hanukkah in Santa Monica! tehe wait- YouTube! Enjoy…

Get ready for the cutest driedel recipe! It’s easy too, you just have to wait in between steps while the chocolate cools.

Line a baking sheet, cutting board, or something flat that you can easily transport to the fridge with waxed or parchment paper.

Melt the white chocolate and use it to attach a Hershey kiss to the bottom of a marshmallow that have a pretzel stuck in the top.

I actually broke my pretzel sticks because they were a little long.

Put in the fridge for 15-30 minutes to make sure they stick together!

Reheat the chocolate until melted again and dip the marshmallows to coat.

Decorate with blue sprinkles or blue icing. You can also add Hebrew letters or the Star of David to the side.

Stick in the fridge for another 15-30 minutes to set before serving.


  • White chocolate can be dyed blue with powder or oil based food coloring. Water based will cause it to seize.
  • It’s easiest to use melting chocolate. Bakers has a cool cup that has chocolate disks that you stick in the microwave.
  • If using white chocolate, consider buying Hershey kisses that are either coated in white chocolate or are a white chocolate variation. This helps prevent the color from being seen.
  • Chocolate kisses will start to melt if left in the chocolate too long when dipping.
  • Dip pretzel sticks in leftover melted chocolate for a fun snack!


Hanukkah Marshmallow Driedels

From Serious Eats.

1 1/4 cup chocolate chips (dark or milk) or 1 1/4 cup blue-toned candy melts or melting white chocolate

12 jumbo marshmallows

12 thin pretzel sticks

12 chocolate kisses

Line a baking sheet or something that can easily be transported to the fridge with waxed or parchment paper.

Stick pretzels in the marshmallows (breaking to the size you want!).

Heat chocolate until melted then dip chocolate kisses and attach to the bottom of the marshmallows.

Allow to adhere by cooling in the fridge for 15-30 minutes.

Gently reheat the chocolate to re-melt then dip marshmallows until coated.

Decorate with blue sprinkles or icing.

You can use left over white chocolate to pipe Hebrew letters to the sides of the marshmallows.

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