Menorah Cupcakes

Menorah Cupcakes

Thin pretzel sticks, colorful frosting and sugar crystals turn plain cupcakes into delicious Hannukah treats.

All new Max & Ruby shows 1/28-2/1 @ 12:30amAll new Max & Ruby shows 1/28-2/1 @ 12:30am

Menorah Cupcakes
Party Snacks
Try this recipe at your child's next party. Double the ingredients or divide them in half, depending on the size of your celebration.
Parent Supervision Needed
This recipe requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or hot pans.

Servings: 12

Prep Time: 1 hour + 30 min. decorating time

Ingredients

  • 12 plain cupcakes, any favorite flavor
  • 1 bag thin pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup blue or white candy melts (Wilton)
  • 1 can (16 oz.) vanilla frosting
  • Neon blue, yellow and red food coloring (McCormick)
  • 1 cup blue decorating sugar

Supplies

  • Small plastic resealable bags

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Line two cookie sheets with wax paper. Cut 96 pretzels into 1 1/2-inch lengths with a small serrated knife. Cut 12 of the pretzel sticks into 2-inch lengths.

  2. Step 2

    Place the candy melts into a small plastic resealable bag. Microwave on high for 15 seconds; massage the bag and continue microwaving at 10 second intervals until the candy is smooth, about 1 minute total.

  3. Step 3

    Snip a very small corner from the bag with the melted candy. Pipe a dot of candy in the center of a whole pretzel stick. Place an end of another whole pretzel stick into the chocolate on the prepared cookie sheet. (It will be in the shape of a "T") Repeat to make 11 more "T" shapes.

  4. Step 4

    Pipe 9 dots of melted candy along the top pretzel and attach 8 short and 1 long trimmed pretzel stick into each dot of candy, with the cut side into chocolate, making sure the longest pretzel stick is in the center. Repeat with the remaining pretzels. Reheat the candy melts if it becomes too firm for piping. Pipe additional dots of candy melts as the base of each "pretzel candle" to help secure. Place cookie sheets in the refrigerator until set, about 5 minutes.

  5. Step 5

    Tint 1/2 cup of the vanilla frosting yellow/orange with the food coloring. Spoon the frosting into a plastic resealable bag.

  6. Step 6

    Tint the remaining vanilla frosting light blue.

  7. Step 7

    Place the decorating sugar in a shallow bowl. Spread the light blue frosting on top of each cupcake and make smooth. Roll the edge of the cupcakes in the sugar just to coat the edge of the cupcake.

  8. Step 8

    When ready to serve, insert the long pretzel stick end of the menorah into the center of each cupcake. Snip a very small corner from the bag with the yellow/orange frosting. Pipe small flames with the frosting on top of each pretzel end.

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 383
  • Total Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg
  • Sodium: 171mg
  • Total Carbs: 67g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 58g
  • Protein: 2g
  1. More Recipes
    1. Max's Strawberry Cheesecake Pie

      Let Max wish your little bunny a happy Valentine's Day!

    2. Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Clusters

      Try a new take on pumpkin seeds with this delicious chocolaty recipe

    3. Cream Cheese Hearts

      Make simple heartfelt sandwiches with just cream cheese & jelly!

    4. Easy Valentine Cookies

      The perfect treats to make and decorate together!

    5. Sweetheart Pancakes

      Serve this for breakfast & your sweethearts will love the cook!

    6. Lychee Gels

      Make a fun and fruity Chinese treat

    7. Butterscotch Noodle Treats

      These chow mein treats are oodles of noodle fun!

    8. Peanut Brittle

      Add some peanutty crunch to your next party or play date!

    9. Berry-Lime Love Note Punch

      Slip an unexpected love note to your little sweeties!

    10. Kai-lan's Lettuce Wraps

      Kai-lan has a healthy meal all wrapped up!

    11. Kai-lan's Fortune Cookies

      Celebrate Chinese New Year with these traditional treats!

    12. Cherry Cheesecake Bites

      No need to bake these scrumptious Valentine's Day treats

    13. Cheddar Cheese Popcorn

      Family movie night? Everybody say "Cheese!"

    14. Hot Chocolate

      Calling all sledders and snowman-builders. Have we got a treat for you!

    15. Hot Mulled Cider

      Steamy and dreamy

    16. UmiCar Sandwich

      Here's a mighty healthy lunch idea--go on, take it for a spin!

    17. Mr. Grouper Cheese & Crackers

      Bubble Guppies fans will dive right into this tasty dip!

    18. Swiper Pumpkin Pie

      Thanksgiving guests will want to swipe every last piece

    19. Dora Butterscotch Candy Apples

      Make this a-DORA-ble autumn treat for the apple of your eye!

    20. Bubble Puppy Ghost Cupcakes

      What's hiding under that sheet? One fin-tastic treat!

    21. Max & Ruby Halloween Cake Pops

      Surprise party guests with this pair of costume-clad bunnies

    22. Molly's Pink Swirly Smoothie

      Make them smile with a sweet Guppies treat!

    23. Chilly Gilly Smoothie

      A frozen drink that looks like Gil's tail? COOL!

    24. Peppa Pig Birthday Cake

      Bake up a perfect party cake for your Peppa fan!

    25. Peppa Pig Sandwich

      Make a sandwich look just like Peppa!

    26. Boots Banana Bread

      Kids will go bananas for Boots' yummy baked treat!

    27. Dora Pancakes

      Turn breakfast into an adventure when you make Dora pancakes!

    28. Bot Cake

      Umi fans will take great giga-bites out of Bot's sweet treat!

    29. Spaghetti & Snowballs Cupcakes

      Little guppies will flip for this funny take on dessert!

    30. Geo Cake Recipe

      Shape a cake to look like Geo!

    1. More Cupcakes
      1. Bubble Puppy Ghost Cupcakes

        What's hiding under that sheet? One fin-tastic treat!

      2. Spaghetti & Snowballs Cupcakes

        Little guppies will flip for this funny take on dessert!

      3. Bubble Puppy Cupcakes

        These fetchin' cupcakes will stand out at your little guppy's next party!

      4. Max & Ruby Cupcakes

        Create bakery-worthy cupcakes that look like Max & Ruby

      5. Kai-lan Dinosaur Cupcakes

        Try this tasty Kai-lan Halloween treat--it will never go extinct!

      6. Dora Cupcake Rings

        Charm loved ones with Dora's dainty cupcake rings on Valentine's Day!

      7. Olivia Red Velvet Cupcakes

        Roll out the red carpet for the cutest cupcakes around!

      8. Dinosaur Cookie Cupcakes

        Get your party started with Dino Dan & these delicious treats!

      9. Rintoo Dragon Cupcakes

        Little dragons everywhere will love Rintoo's too cute Halloween cupcake!

      10. Tolee Panda Cupcakes

        Count on your little baker to sort out the candies in this terrific Tolee treat!

      11. Microphone Cupcakes

        A cupcake and a simple ice cream cone turn into an edible microphone!

      12. Bot Cupcakes

        It's a-Bot time for these yummy cupcakes!

      13. Milli Cupcakes

        Make way for Milli's mighty good cupcakes!

      14. Geo Cupcakes

        Shape up with these math-minded cupcakes from Geo!

      15. Carrot Cupcakes

        Kids will be crazy for these carrot cake cupcakes!

      16. Kai-lan Sun Cupcakes

        Count on Mr. Sun to tickle their taste buds!

      17. Kai-lan Cupcakes

        Follow these 5 simple steps to make a super sweet treat

      18. Tolee Cupcakes

        The cutest Koala you've seen on a cupcake!

      19. Hoho Cupcakes

        They're as sweet as Hoho, himself!

      20. Rintoo Cupcakes

        The tasty treat that's fit for a tiger!

      21. Toodee Cupcakes

        Who knew Toodee would make such a blue-tiful cupcake?

      22. Plex Cupcakes

        PLEX the robot rocks out in cupcake form. Go Plex! Go Plex!

      23. Little Bill Cupcakes

        Invite Little Bill to your little one's party

      24. Cupcake Decorating

        A party treat and activity all in one

      25. Blue's ABC Cupcakes

        These treats are as easy as A-B-C

      26. Simple Frosting

        This homemade frosting is pure heaven for a sweet tooth

      27. Jelly Bean Cupcakes

        There's a surprise in these cupcakes--it rhymes with belly jean!

      28. Dora's Pirate Treasure Cupcakes

        Treasure the smiles when you make these cupcakes for your little pirate!

      29. Oswald Cupcakes

        These Oswald cupcakes with gummie hats will be a big hit!

      30. Oswald Cupcake Cones

        Move over, ice cream!