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Mishloach Manot Ideas

 

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Truth be told, generally, when I think of Mishloach Manot, I always think hamantashen. I mean, they’re the best known Purim treat, once you get set up, it’s easy to produce a lot and they’re great for packing up and transporting. But there’s no law that says that hamantashen must be included.

You do need to include at least two different items, so if you feel you must include hamantashen, that’s OK, but here are a few suggestions for other treats. Include one of these with your hamantashen or skip the hamantashen this year and just send these!

Chocolate truffles are quick and easy to make – this version uses bittersweet chocolate and Sabra (or other) liqueur, so they’re really geared for adults. In keeping with the traditions of eating seeds and nuts, specifically poppy seeds, try making Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies or Poppy Seed Snaps. Not only are they full of poppy seeds but you can also shape them as triangles so they still evoke the image of Haman’s hat/ears. Finally, Caramel Corn is fun for everybody! It’s also easy to make and if you want to make it a project, have the kids decorate paper bags for packaging it.

 

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Pam co-owns Desserts Plus, a kosher catering company and food store in Winnipeg, Canada. She is the author of Soup a Kosher Collection and Passover a Kosher Collection. The second edition of Soup has just been released with new recipes and color photos. Find out more about Pam and her books at www.pamelareiss.com

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