Milk and Cereal Hamantaschen for Purim

Milk and Cereal Hamantaschen

By Shannon Sarna, The Nosher via JTA

It’s that time of year, when bloggers and crazy Jewish women everywhere scramble to come up with unique variations of hamantaschen. And I am nothing if not a crazy Jewish woman.

As I mulled over what kind of Purim treats to whip up this year, I wanted to create some vibrant cookies that tasted as delicious as they looked. I don’t know what it is about a bowl of cereal that is somehow comforting and indulgent, but that was my starting point for these milk and cereal hamantaschen: a long way from the story of Haman and Esther, but fun and celebratory nevertheless.

Kids will love making and eating these colorful treats using their favorite cereals.Try using any cereal they like, as long as it’s a bit sugary (hey, it’s a holiday!). And if you like handing out gifts in your community as part of the festivities, these hamantaschen would inspire an adorable breakfast-themed mishloach manot.


Shannon Sarna is the editor of The Nosher. The Nosher food blog offers a dazzling array of new and classic Jewish recipes and food news, from Europe to Yemen, from challah to shakshuka and beyond. Check it out at