10 Easy (And Kid Approved) Hanukkah Recipes

Two sisters making a snack while reading a PJ Library book

Jewish holidays often have food associated with them and Hanukkah is no exception. Hanukkah is known for latkes, hot and fragrant potato pancakes. In Israel, sufganiyot, jelly-filled doughnuts, are traditional. These treats, many of which are fried, are reminders of Hanukkah's ancient miracle, in which the Jews who retook the Holy Temple found only enough consecrated lamp oil to last one day, but which burned for eight. 

Looking for a new spin on latkes? Want to try your hand at sufganiyot (jelly donuts)? Below you will find 10 easy to make, delicious, and well-loved, PJ Library Hanukkah recipes. 

Desserts And Treats

Got a sweet tooth? Enjoy recipes from PJ Library parents, staff, and PJ Library's collaboration with Kosher.com, the kids' cooking show Nosh & Nibble:


Hanukkah Gelt via Nosh & Nibble

Personal Dessert Pizzas via Nosh & Nibble

Nutella Pockets

Stained Glass Cookies

Sufganiyot Donut Holes

Main Courses

Hanukkah cuisine is not limited to just desserts -- the theme of the oil makes for delightful savory dishes as well. Try a few of the simple, family-approved, dinner courses below. 

Hidden Veggie Latkes

Veggie Fried Rice

Unfried Chicken Fingers

Oven Fried Zucchini Sticks


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The PJ Library Hanukkah Hub