Hamantaschen sprinkles. Two words that are meant to be together.
How adorable are they?! The minute I came up with the idea for these I was hooked. I mean, if hamantaschen cereal can be a thing, then hamantaschen sprinkles are a no-brainer.
I’m so excited to finally share these with you! (You’ve got to admit, they’re pretty darn cute.) They do take a bit of time to make, but if you’re into that, then you (and your kids) will have a blast making them!
HOW TO MAKE HAMANTASCHEN SPRINKLES:
The technique is the same as regular size hamantaschen, just start out with a smaller circle of dough. (I used the back of a wilton #2 decorating tip.) Yes, I actually filled these with jelly. I used a toothpick, and dropped a tiny amount in the center of each dough circle. Once each corner is pinched closed, press your finger into some nonpareil sprinkles and then gently press onto the hamantaschen. With a toothpick, move the sprinkles neatly into the center. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 5-7 minutes until very lightly golden. Allow them to cool. I found that the color of the nonpareil sprinkles started to bleed a bit, so once they were cooled, I dipped them into the nonpareil sprinkles again and they looked perfect.
As most of you know by now, Purim 2021 falls out on a Friday. So, what better way to use these beauties than on challah? To stick the sprinkles onto your baked challah, simply use your favorite glaze.
You can either put some glaze on to the bottoms of each sprinkle and stick them on to your challah…
do a generous drizzle all over the top of your challah! How pretty?!
So, whether you want to get in on the “tiny food” trend happening this year, are looking to wow your friends with a beautiful creation, have kids who love holiday baking/crafts, or maybe you’re just searching for something beautiful and festive to make someone (or even yourself) smile, then these hamantaschen sprinkles are for you!
Happy Purim and happy baking!