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17 Hanukkah Desserts To Make All Eight Nights Sweet

Every single night needs a next-level dessert.

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This list of goodies will ensure that you have a special dessert for each night of Hanukkah. For even more Hanukkah menu ideas, check out these appetizers for every night of Hanukkah, festive dishes to celebrate all 8 nights, latke recipes, and ways to make a better brisket.

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This lightly fried, gorgeously dusted, low-key sugary jelly donut serves as a reminder that life can be sweet sometimes—which is exactly why they are made exclusively for the most festive of Jewish holidays.

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chocolate babka
June Xie
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Chocolate Babka

Chocolate babka tends to dominate the flavor popularity contest, but there's a certain appeal to a cinnamon babka that just can't be denied—which is why this recipe snuck both into the mix.

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cinnamon apple cake
Parker Feierbach
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Cinnamon Apple Cake

Just add a drizzle of honey to your slice, and it's like a cake version of apples and honey.

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chocolate orange challah
Wei and Leili of Yin and Yolk
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Chocolate Orange Challah

With this decadent recipe, take your challah to the next level (and the next course) by having it for dessert.

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donut fries
Chelsea Lupkin
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Donut Fries

Dip the donut fries in jelly and powdered sugar instead of chocolate, and you've got a modern take on sufganiyot!

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Andrew Bui
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Perfect Hamantaschen

We love them buttery cookie and sweet jam combo. Like Thumbprint cookies, we can never get enough.

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honey cookies
Andrew Bui
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Perfect Honey Cookies

With a soft and chewy texture, these cookies are amazing.

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copycat krispy kreme glazed donuts
Andrew Bui
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Glazed Donuts

It's way easier than you think!

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Lucy Schaeffer
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Homemade Rugelach

Rugelach is a soft pillowy, flaky filled pastry and we can't get enough. The homemade version is so easy to make and similar to pie crust. The addition of cream cheese makes these pastries extra tender while still being flaky.

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Brad Holland
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Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

Our twist on apples and honey.

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apple cider donut cake
Laura Rege
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Apple Cider Donut Cake

This super-sized version of an apple cider donut comes together in no time, and there's no deep frying involved. That's a win in our book!

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Torah Cannoli

When are you ever not in the mood for cannoli? I mean, really.

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Courtesy of Parsley Sage Sweet
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Caramel Apple Upside-Down Noodle Kugel

Upside down cake meets caramel apple meets kugel and it's brilliant.

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Tori Avey
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Hanukkah Sugar Cookies

Making beautiful cookies never gets old.

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Courtesy of Chai & Home
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Black & White Cookies

Any excuse to dip cookies in frosting.

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Dreidel Sprinkle Cookies

These colorful dreidel cookies are crazy fun to decorate.

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Courtesy of Host The Toast
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Applesauce Drop Doughnuts with Caramel Glaze

These gooey fried treats are way easier to make than Sufganiyah (and they're insanely addicting).

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