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Edible Chanukah Candles Recipe

The great thing about these edible candles is that they're ready in just a couple of minutes and can easily be customized with whatever fillings and spreads you like most.

by Marc Salem
Dec 18 2014, 6:03pm

"We eat much fried food on Chanukah and forget the illumination that it provides. Here are some sweet and savory eatable lights."

Servings: 8
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

for the dough:
make your own or use frozen pizza, pita, tortillas or crepes

for the candle:
hearts of palm
celery
bananas

for the flames:
pimento
dried red pepper
slivered almond
sliced strawberries

for the filling:
lox spread
strawberry cream cheese

Directions

1. Cut your dough of choice into 4-inch squares. Spray with oil and lightly fry in a pan over medium heat for 30 seconds on each side. Make sure the dough does not get too crispy—it will make it harder to roll into candles.

2. Spread filling of choice in the center of dough square and roll up into a cylinder that looks like a candle.

3. Add an edible flame, and you're done! Chef's Tip: My favorite combinations include: Lox spread-stuffed candle with a pimento flame Celery and lox spread candle with a pimento flame Strawberry cream cheese-stuffed Candle with a strawberry flame Banana candle with an almond flame

From MUNCHIES Hanukkah Spectacular: How To Make Edible Candles with Marc Salem