As Purim is fast approaching, we want to encourage all the Jewish community to exchange and send Mishloach manot (Purim basket) to their family, friends, and community. This basket is meant to ensure that everyone have enough food for the Purim feast held later in the day, and to increase love and friendship among the Jewish community.
Mishloach manot may include sweets, hamantaschen, as well as at least two portions of food for sharing. You may consider adding some of our favorites to your basket;
- No bake date candy
- 1.5 cups medjool dates
- 1/3 cup creamy sunflower seed butter or tahini
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- Extra shredded coconut for rolling, if desired
- Add the dates to a food processor and pulse until it comes together in a sticky ball.
- Add in sunflower seed butter or tahini and shredded coconut, and process again until it forms a thick paste.
- Scoop the mixture up with a tablespoon and roll into balls. Roll the balls into extra coconut if desired.
- Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes to firm up.
- Hot chocolate jar
- 1 quart/liter jar
- ¾ cup of powdered milk
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- Chocolate chips
- Mini kosher marshmallows
- Layer all the ingredients in the jar and top with a lid.
- To make a serving of hot chocolate, blend all the dry ingredients evenly.
- Put a half-cup of the mixture in a mug.
- Add hot water, and stir it up!
- Your drink will be perfectly sweetened and ready to share.
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
- ¾ cup oil
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 5 cups flour
- Your choice of filling
- Chocolate for melting
- Sprinkles, nuts for decoration
- Beat eggs and sugar until creamy. Add oil and beat. Add water and extracts. Add baking powder. Gradually add flour until the dough comes together and becomes a good dough consistency.
- Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
- Roll out dough to a quarter inch thickness, and using a cup or round cookie cutter, cut out round circles.
- Fill with favorite filling. Pinch each circle into a hamantaschen shape.
- Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 17 minutes (until bottom is golden).
- To decorate, melt chocolate over a double boiler (you can boil a pot or water and place a bowl or chocolate over, stirring once it starts to melt). Dip corners of each hamantaschen into the chocolate, and decorate with a variety of sprinkles, or nuts. Place on Gefen Parchment Paper to allow chocolate to set.
The JRCC Kosher Food Bank wants to make sure all members of our community have enough food to celebrate. If you and your family are in need of food, we can help! Contact us at 416-222-7105, ext. 293