Nov 27, 2012

Sugar Dreidels and Sangria

Silicone dreidel mold
At The Peppermill we are always looking for new ideas. So when the silicone dreidel molds came out last year we could not wait to try some exciting treats in these molds. Of course, you can use them to make 3D Chanukah cookies--just press a bit of dough into each and bake.
But we like to get creative so here is what we came up with.
Sugar Dreidels
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon water
3 drops food color

sugar dreidels
Mix sugar, water and food color until no lumps remain. Pack it tightly into a silicone dreidel mold. This should fill all eight dreidels in the mold. Place in a 200 degrees oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow it to cool. Carefully pop out the dreidels and serve with tea or coffee.
I used blue food color but you can choose any color to match your table decor. Be sure to make some extra because the kids began eating them long before we go to the tea at the end of the meal!
 You can also use the molds to make jello or ice cubes--very cool!

Make ice cubes with orange juice or other fruit juices in a silicone mold and use them in our tasty non-alcoholic sangria. Sangria is a slightly fizzy fruity drink that is light and refreshing.  If you are having an adult only party, replace the grape juice with a fruity red wine like Jeunesse for a true sangria experience.

1 liter lemon soda
2 cups grape juice
1 granny smith apple, unpeeled and cut in cubes
1 navel orange, peeled and cut in small pieces

Dreidel juice ice cubes

Combine soda, grape juice and fruit cubes in a large pitcher. Add ice cubes just before placing on your table.
More Chanukah party ideas headed your way soon!

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