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Hanukkah Activity for Kids that Doubles as Dessert

Adapted from a recipe by Renee Chernin, The Kosher Channel.com

I think this Cupcake Menorah as a Hanukkah activity for kids is such a cute and easy idea. You can start with any boxed cake mix recipe and use ready made frosting or make your favorite basic cake and frosting recipe.

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Here's how to make this easy Hanukkah dessert:
Take any frosted cupcake or muffin, decorate with colorful shaped sprinkles.

Place eight of the cupcakes on a long platter, on a board covered in foil or around the edge of a round platter. In the center of the row or circle, place a pretty inverted drinking glass or small bowl. Set the "shamash" cupcake here.

cupcake-menorahPlace a real candle in the center of each cupcake. A Cupcake Menorah makes a creative, easy Hanukkah centerpiece and the kids will really enjoy watching their dessert flicker away throughout the meal. They may even stay at the table a bit longer!

For a fire–free edible candle, place a chocolate covered wafer stick such as Twix, Pirouline, or even. Twizzlers lengthwise in the center of each cupcake and make a "flame" with a dab of white or yellow frosting on top. Another suggestion is to simply place a Hershey’s Kiss in a color that contrasts with the icing in the center.

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