Marshmallow Dreidels

The traditional Hanukkah game just got a tasty new twist.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 15 min (includes freezing and chilling time)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 12 marshmallow dreidels
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12 miniature chocolate or cream covered biscuit sticks, such as Pocky midi® (see Cook's Note)

Twelve 1-inch square marshmallows

3/4 cup white candy melts (about 4.5 ounces)

12 milk chocolate kiss-shaped chocolate candies, such as Hershey's KISSES®

1 1/4 cups light blue candy melts (about 7.5 ounces)

1/4 cup white or light blue sanding sugar


  1. Cut the uncoated part of the biscuit sticks off and discard. Insert the cut-end of the biscuit sticks into the marshmallows, making sure the sticks go almost to the top of the marshmallows. Arrange the marshmallows on to a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  2. Put the white candy melts in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 15 second intervals, stirring, until completely melted, about 1 minute. Spread a small amount on the flat bottom of a kiss-shaped chocolate candy and attach to the top of a marshmallow. Hold for 10 seconds to help adhere. Repeat with the remaining marshmallows and kiss-shaped chocolate candies. Reserve the remaining melted white candy melts for later.  
  3. Cover the marshmallows loosely with plastic wrap and freeze for 1 hour. After 1 hour, put the blue candy melts into a second small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 15 second intervals, stirring, until completely melted, about 1 minute.
  4. Remove the marshmallows from the freezer. Working over a large baking sheet (this will make clean up easier) use the biscuit stick as a handle and carefully dip a marshmallow into the blue candy melt mixture until completely coated, lightly shaking away any excess coating. Sprinkle the outside with a generous amount of sanding sugar. Place the coated marshmallow back onto the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining marshmallows. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes so that the coating completely sets. 
  5. Once the marshmallows are completely set, re-melt the white candy melts in the microwave then spoon into a small resealable plastic bag. Cut a very small opening in the corner of the bag and pipe Hebrew letters onto 1 to 3 sides of each dreidel. Refrigerate for until the lettering sets, about 15 minutes.

Cook’s Note

Use trimmed pretzel sticks if you can't find the miniature coated biscuit sticks

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