Hands-On-Hanukkah at Charles M. Schulz Museum
The Charles Schulz Museum is a Sonoma County gem for its global approach to year-round harmony and humor, as told through the eyes of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy and Linus. So it makes perfect sense that one of the top activities for its "Hands-On-Hanukkah" Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 is making your own marshmallow dreidel.
Seriously, though, all ages are invited to this free, family friendly Hanukkah celebration showcasing stories, games, and a variety of crafts to learn about and celebrate the festival of lights. Arts and crafts fun include creating a clay menorah, while memorable moments include having your picture taken with Danny the Dreidel (presumably not a marshmallow).
Still don’t believe the marshmallow art? It’s true, as captured by Martha Stewart. Marshmallows form the dreidels' bodies, chocolate kisses serve as the tips, and pretzel sticks act as the knobs. A quick dip in melted chocolate provides a surface for piping white-chocolate Hebrew letters.
You know you want to make some. So plan on visiting the Schulz Museum for hands-on action, and keep this recipe handy to make more at home.
12 chocolate kisses
8 ounces melted semisweet chocolate
12 thin pretzel sticks
2 ounces melted white chocolate
Dip bottom of chocolate kiss in melted semisweet chocolate. Press onto marshmallow; transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat to make 12 dreidels. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Cut a small slit in bottom of each marshmallow; insert 1 thin pretzel stick. Dip dreidels in chocolate, and return to baking sheet. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. Fill a resealable plastic bag with melted white chocolate; cut a tiny opening in a corner, and pipe Hebrew letters onto 3 sides of each dreidel. Refrigerate at least 5 minutes or up to 8 hours before serving.
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