Five Sweet Treats for Rosh Hashanah

Generations of families have started the Jewish New Year with something sweet, in the hopes of a great year. It is a brilliant idea. What is more fun than allowing kids to put honey on their apple slices, and sprinkles on their challah at dinner? It’s a tradition, so we have to do it. Here are five sticky sweet treats to make and enjoy with your kids.

Make Your Own Brown Sugar: Combine 3 Tbsp. white sugar with ½ – 1 tsp. of molasses. It will be hard to combine, but it will work. Enjoy on yogurt mixed with fruit, or use it in baking.

Torah Blintzes: Heat frozen blintzes according to directions. Place two blintzes next to each other on a plate. Poke 1 of 4 pretzel sticks through each end, leaving about an inch sticking out. Decorate with jam and/or sour cream.

Sweet Nachos: Place cinnamon pita chips in a small bowl. Top with any combination of the following: yogurt, apple sauce, diced strawberries, apples, bananas or dried fruit. Top with honey, nuts, or crushed apple chips.

Apple & Honey Milkshake: In a blender, combine 1 cup vanilla ice cream, ½ cup apple pie filling, ¼ cup milk and 2 Tbsp. honey.

Bit-O-Honey Truffles: Melt 4 unwrapped Bit-O-Honey candies in the microwave for 20 seconds. Mix in 2 Tbsp. peanut butter and 3 Tbsp. confectioner’s sugar. Melt ⅓ cup chocolate chips. Roll the honey mixture into ½” balls, and dip in the melted chocolate. Lay on a plate lined with wax paper, and top each truffle with sprinkles. Cool in the refrigerator, and store them there as well.

Here’s to a sweet and happy new year!

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