Looking for ideas for shalach manot? I’ve got sixty five of them for you!
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Purim is right around the corner, and everyone is wondering the same thing: what should I make for shalach manos?
Well folks, you know me. I love to help you out. And with about 300 recipes here on Overtime Cook, there are loads of them that would make an excellent shalach manos. So first I gathered together some categories that you might find helpful, but scroll past them for more specific ideas. I’ve never been super into cutesy themes – I prefer shalach manos that focuses on delicious food that looks great and tastes better – so the ideas I’m sharing below all have one thing in common: delicious food!
What are you doing? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
Salad Shalach Manos
Put the components of a salad in a multi-sectioned container. With all the junk flying around, people will be thrilled for a healthy lunch! Here are some options for you:
Grapefruit Salad (you can skip the grilled chicken to keep this parve)
Asian Peanut Salad (again, skip the chicken to keep it parve)
Or give them a container of lettuce and/or veggies with some homemade salad dressing. Options:
Here’s a container that would work well.
Dip Shalach Manos
Serve a homemade dip or two with veggie sticks, crackers, or homemade challah. Here are some options for you:
Soup Shalach Manos
This idea came from a reader, but I thought it was brilliant and couldn’t resist sharing! A mason jar full of homemade soup with some homemade croutons or pita wedges makes a fabulous shalach manos! Here are some great soup options for you:
Coffee and Donuts Shalach Manos
Who doesn’t love coffee and donuts? Dress your kids up as cops to go with it. 😉 Here are some options for you:
You can also use a store-bought iced coffee bottle for this of course!
DIY Cupcake Shalach Manos:
Send cupcakes, frosting and toppings and let your friends have a ball decorating their own cupcakes! Here are some options:
(You can mix and match the cupcake and frosting recipes below)
Here’s an adorable disposable cupcake container.
Black and White Shalach Manos
Zebra Cheesecake (skip the strawberry layer)
Get these chalkboard labels to stick on your container. They’re super fun!
Personalized Cookie Shalach Manos
Decorate a cookie jar for your friends using these instructions, then fill it with some homemade cookies!
Browse through the entire cookie section on this blog, or choose from one of these popular recipes.
You can also do royal icing cookies to go with your theme. Here’s a step-by-step guide!
Here are some great cookie jars – they make a great gift too!
Chocolate Overload Shalach Manos
Give some of the most decadent and chocolatey treats possible. Here are some options:
Some cute containers:
I figured I would help you out a little more with some cute container finds from Amazon. These are all really cute and affordable, but I haven’t tried any of these though, so read reviews and specs before buying them!
Paper Cups with Domed Cover and Spoon (adorable for a cupcake!)
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Thanks for stopping by folks! Come back soon for some more amazing purim recipes! – Miriam
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