Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by Shelley Miles
Christmas, December Activities, Recipes, Chanukah
DECEMBER 8 - National brownie day, First night of Chanukah
The Jewish holiday of Chanukah is known as the Festival of Lights. This holiday commemorates the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem, where a one-day supply of oil miraculously burned for eight nights. The menorah is used to symbolize this miracle. The ninth candle in the menorah is called the Shamash, or helper candle, and is used to light the ones surrounding it.
Make this easy Marshmallow Menorah
- 1 piece of card board, 11X14 in.
- 10 marshmallows
- Nine birthday candles Vanilla frosting
Any day in celebration of chocolate treats is a favorite of mine. Try these delicious dressed-up-for-the-holidays brownies from Betty Crocker. Christmas Brownies
- Spread frosting on one end on 9 of the marshmallows and stick them onto the cardboard, frosting side down.
- Spread frosting on one end of the 10th marshmallow and put it on top of the center marshmallow, so that it is stacked two high. This is the Shamash.
- Poke birthday candles into each marshmallow
- 1 box brownie mix
- 1 can prepared white icing
- Blue food dye
- Jewish star/dreidel baking decorations
- Hershey Kisses
- Thin pretzel sticks
- Large marshmallows
- Make a 9x13 pan of brownies following package directions. Cut into squares.
- Dye 1/2 of the icing blue. Let the children ice the brownies.
- Dye the sugar blue. Sprinkle the blue sugar and baking decorations on the icing.
- Place a Hershey Kiss on top of the icing, point side down. Put a dab of icing on top of the Hershey Kiss.
- Put the thin pretzel sticks through the large marshmallows. Place the marshmallows on top of the dab of icing
And, if you want to go blonde, try these Toll House Blonde Brownies
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