Purim Foods and Recipes

The most commonly known Purim food is the hamantaschen (Yiddish for “Haman’s pockets”), also known in Hebrew as oznay Haman, meaning “Haman’s ears.” These delicious triangular pocket cookies have Ashkenazi roots and are often filled with prune jam, chocolate chips, berries, and apricot filling.

In addition to hamantaschens, there are several other purim foods such as the extensively braided Purim challah, known as keylitsh, which is a reminder of the braided rope used to hang Haman.

Kreplach, another purim food, is commonly eaten whenever a “beating” takes place. Though these beatings are uncommon in modern times, they traditionally took place before Yom Kippur, on Hoshanah Rabbah, and on Purim when Haman was beaten.

During purim, it is also common to eat bean dishes such as salted boiled beans or chickpeas. This tradition reminds us of the many beans and peas Esther ate at the court of King Ahashuerus because she would not eat unkosher foods.

Nosher, by My Jewish Learning, offers a variety of unique hamantaschen and purim recipes. Whether you prefer a classic hamantaschen or want to spice yours up with sprinkles, chocolate, and creme filling, there’s a recipe for everyone!

Purim Recipes


purim cookies with prune filling

Cannoli Hamantaschen

cannoli style hamantaschen

Rocky Road Hamantaschen

rocky road style hamantaschen

Chocolate and Sprinkles Dipped Hamantaschen

Hamantaschen dipped in chocolate with sprinkles

Milk and Cereal Hamantaschen

hamantaschen filled with colorful cereal

Triple Chocolate Hamantaschen

chocolate hamantaschen with white chocolate drizzle on top

Rosewater and Pistachio Hamantaschen

Hamantaschen will green pistachio filling

Tagalog Hamantaschen

hamantaschen with caramel filling and chocolate on the outside

Rice Krispies Treats Hamantaschen

Hamantaschen made out of rice krispy treats on a stick with sprinkles

Speculoos Hamantaschen

speculoos hamantaschen with chocolate drizzle and caramel

Coconut Cheesecake Hamantaschen

cheesecake filled Hamantaschen with coconut on top

Chocolate Hamantaschen With Irish Creme Filling

Hamantaschen filled with creme

Fassoulyeh b’chuderah

red lentil stew


dumplings in a bowl of soup


debla food

Candy Infused Vodka

red cocktail

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