Three Ingredient Hanukkah Recipe: Donut Sticks

Donut sticks

Hanukkah, like many Jewish holidays, has all sorts of delicious traditional foods to enjoy: latkes, jelly donuts (or sufganiyot), chocolate gelt for playing dreidel… One of the common elements is to enjoy foods fried in oil, in honor of the miraculous carafe of oil that lasted for eight full nights.

If you're not quite confident enough to tackle a full on fry-up yet, take a baby-step with these super easy to make air fryer donut sticks. You can make the recipe with two ingredients: premade dough and oil, plus whatever toppings you'd like. The best part? They're ready in less than ten minutes.


  • 1 pop-package of pre-made dough (for pizza crust or crescent rolls, found in the refrigerated section)

  • ¼ cup coconut oil (liquid) or melted margarine

  • Sugar, cocoa, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice for toppings (your choice)


  • Using pizza cutters or kitchen scissors, cut the dough into strips that are about as thick as your thumb (1/2 an inch).

  • Dip each strip of dough in oil, then spread them out evenly along a fryer tray or basket.

  • Air fry at 375 degrees for 5 minutes, then flip for three more minutes (be sure to check so they don't burn).

    • **If you don't have an air fryer, a convection oven works fine too or just bake per the package instructions.
  • While your sticks are cooking, mix your cinnamon and sugar and/or spices in a bowl or zip top bag.

    • (Start with equal parts if you're not sure of the ratios use ½ cup sugar to ½ cup cinnamon).
  • As sticks come out of the fryer, toss them into your bag and shake to coat.

  • Transfer to a plate and enjoy while hot!


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