Hamantashen Week: Candy Melts Hamantashen

Written by Esther Ottensoser on Thursday, 14 February 2013. Posted in Food Mood

We've featured Chocolate Covered pops, Apricot, and Candy Cane Cheesecake Hamentashen. Day four is a fun alternative using candy melts by craft blogger Esther from Esther O design. Check our her blog for creative ideas for every day of the year. Don't forget to leave a comment on Chocolate Covered Pops page to win a great prize - CookKosher

As I've never been a fan of the jelly filled Hamentashen, I've always experimented with alternatives to be used as fillings. With Candy Melts, I've discovered another idea. They're neat ,colorful and cheerful and can easily match your color theme for Mishloach Manos and Purim Seudah.


4 sticks margarine
5 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Assorted color candy melts


1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Place margarine and sugar in the bowl of your mixer. Mix well and then add the remaining ingredients. Mix until a dough is formed. 
3. Roll out dough to 1/8" thickness, using a little flour if necessary.
4. With a round 3" cookie cutter or the top of a glass, cut circles out of the dough.
5. Place 2 candy melts in the center of each circle (one on top of the other) and fold up the edges to form a triangle.
6. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for approximately 18-20 minutes, the edges should be slightly golden brown.
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Thursday: Candy Melts Hamantashen by EstherODesign
Friday: Surprise Savory Hamantashen by Leah Schapira

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Esther Ottensoser

Esther Ottensoser is a food stylist whose work is featured in various publications. Whether it be party planning, marketing a product , party favors, demos or crafts, Esther takes simple, basic, everyday products and transforms them into an extraordinary presentation. Many of her creations are feature on her blog, Esther lives in  NJ and can be contacted via email at

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