Purim Recipes and Ideas Roundup

One of the super fun things about being a blogger is reading your search engine traffic hits. Occasionally, however, it reminds me of things. And over the last week I have noticed an increase in traffic from people searching for purim overtimecook or purim 2013 or overtime cook hamantaschen, which serves as a good reminder that I need to start posting some purim recipes and ideas. You will see some fun ideas here over the next few weeks, but first, some ideas that have been featured on OvertimeCook in the past:

First off, we have traditional hamantaschen, plus a guide I wrote on CookKosher on shaping beautiful hamantaschen (that stay closed!)

Next, I made some delicious savory hamantaschen in the form of Beef Wontons. Perfect for a purim party!

I also made hamantaschen on a stick – check out my hamantaschen truffle pops!

If you enjoy being crafty with your purim recipes, make sure to check out my clown cake pops and clown cookie pops!

If you are looking for color co-ordinated dessert ideas, or simply some fancier desserts, check out my various party posts for ideas: (And remember that you can often change the colors of the ideas I posted very easily, as needed.)

Pink party ideas

Green Party Ideas

Elegant party and dessert ideas

How about some candy? These lollipops are super fun to make. And these chocolate caramels and chocolate fudge are totally delicious!

And obviously, some of the best mishloach manos (purim baskets) are those that contain plain old delicious baked goods. Naturally, I’ve got quite a selection of those! Check out my recipe index, and scroll down to the dessert section.

Still looking for ideas? CookKosher.Com has a wonderful list of purim posts.

I also want to introduce all of you to my friend Esther, who recently started a fabulous food craft blog. She has some of the most creative ideas I’ve seen,  like her Pineapple centerpiece made of grapes, or her Hannukah Candy Menorah. Check out her blog for a ton of fun ideas, and for new purim ideas being added.

Some of my blog friends have posted some amazing purim ideas, so check them out:

Circus Cupcakes from Kitchen Tested

Shalach Manot ideas from Busy In Brooklyn

Purim Shaped Challah from More Quiche Please

Amazing Purim Cake from Lil Miss Cakes

Hot Chocolate on a Stick from The Kosher Foodies

Purim Character Cupcakes from Guess Who’s Coming 2 Dinner (I love those Vashti cupcakes!)

Purim Scoop from Kosher Scoop

Make sure to check out all of the fun links above, then come back here often, as more purim treats await! -Miriam

PS – bloggers- do you have a great purim idea that I missed? Leave a link in the comments, or email me and I’ll try and add it!


  1. blimib@gmail.com says

    I’m making sushi for mishloach manos. Any ideas what to send with it? Last year I gave Japanese beer. But I’m sure it went straight to most peoples trash cans.
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

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