Hamantaschen are often associated with the Jewish holiday of Purim. The story behind the holiday was Haman, the Persian king’s advisor wanted to exterminate all Jews. He was stopped when Esther, the Queen of Persia pleaded to the king to stop him. Many say the triangular-shaped cookie pastry is highly symbolic.
Some say the three corners of the hamantaschen resemble that of the hat Haman wore. Others say it’s symbolic to the custom of cutting off a criminal’s ears before execution. There are also others that say it signifies Haman’s pockets and the money he offered to the king for permission to kill the Jews.
Making and eating hamantaschen is largely part of the celebration around Purim. So, if you’re hosting a Purim party, you’ll want to include these unique hamantaschen recipes to your Purim party ideas.
- Neopolitan Hamantaschen: Ice cream flavor favorites often include vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. Create a neopolitan hamantaschen with strawberry cookie filled with chocolate, and that is topped with vanilla drizzle. Review the recipe at The Nosher.
- Rice Krispie Treats Hamantaschen: If you’re looking to make hamantaschen that’s easy and requires few ingredients, this is the way to go. It’ll delight kids and adults alike. Review the recipe at The Nosher.
- Candy Cane Cheesecake Hamantaschen: If you have some extra candy canes lying around from the holidays, this will make a wonderful winter wonderland treat. Review the recipe at Kitchen Tested.
- Fresh Fruit Hamantartlets: Tired of the classic jelly fruit filling? Try topping the hamantaschen with fresh fruits like kiwi, blueberries, and raspberries. Review the recipe at What Jew Wanna Eat.
- Hamantaschen Truffle Pop: Treats are often more enjoyable on a stick, so give the hamantaschen truffle pop a try! Review the recipe at Joy of Kosher.
- Chocolate Mousse Filling Pie Pop: For another treat on a stick, try these pie pots with chocolate mousse filling for an uncustomary take to the hamantaschen. Review the recipe at Joy of Kosher.
- Sushi Hamantaschen: Purim may be a Jewish holiday, but that doesn’t mean sushi needs to be left off the table. In the spirit of Purim, make these adorable sushi hamantaschen. Review the recipe at chabad.org.
- Chocolate-Filled Funfetti Hamantaschen: Celebrate Purim delighting the kids with funfetti hamantaschen. As they bite into it, they’ll be delighted with chocolate. Planning Purim party entertainment for kids may be keeping you plenty busy, so save some time with this easy recipe at Jewish Kids!
- Hamantaschen with Chocolate Dough: If you have chocolate lovers to your Purim party, impress them with the chocolate dough hamantaschen. Review the recipe at The Spruce.
- Apple Pie Hamantaschen: Tasty fillings come in many varieties, but one tried and true filling many seem to enjoy is that of what you’d find in apple pie. Review the recipe at Mother Would Know.
Purim tops as one of the most favored holidays when it comes to Jewish holidays, and hamantaschen is one of the many delights to enjoy during this occasion. Have a fun time making these tasty hamantaschen recipes!