Hanukkah Candy Board

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Updated 2021

blue and yellow Hanukkah desserts and treats

This board is so much fun to make. I love gathering fun candy to fit a color theme. Obviously for Hanukkah, you have to go all yellow, gold, blue, and white. This Hanukkah board must really sparkle for the Festival of Lights. Make it your own by creating fun patterns around the board. Be sure to add some Hanukkah Gelt (the gold chocolate coins)! Pro tip: If you’re serving this at a party, it’s always fun to leave out a few bags for people to take some candy home with them.

More of a savory person? Check out my BYO Hanukkah Latke Board! For more inspiration, check out the festive boards I’ve created for other holidays, like my Rosh Hashanah BoardCheesegiving BoardOh, Christmas Brie BoardChristmas Dessert Board12 Days of Cheese, and New Years Candy Board.

How to Build a Hanukkah Candy Board

The trick to making a candy board come to life is two-fold: color coordination and organizing your pieces. 

  • Since most candy pieces are small, start by organizing some into ramekins. Here I put jelly beans into round ramekins, but you can do M&Ms too. Ramekins also give you room to be a little playful. If you have fun shaped ones, now’s the time to use them! 
  • Once you have the ramekins in place, put down any larger items you have like cookies or gold coins or rock candy sticks. Place these in various sections around the board. 
  • Last, sprinkle in the smaller items in between like lemon drops and gummies. 

The great thing about a candy board like this is you can scale it up or down depending on how many people you may be serving. If you want to make a small one for just a few nibblers, pick four or five candies, and one or two cookies, and just stick with that.

Some Video Inspiration

Where to Get Great Novelty Candy?

Honestly, Amazon has a lot to offer when ordering candy. But unfortunately you can’t always tell the quality, color, or freshness. 

My two go-to candy shops are Sockerbit (a sweedish company, easy to order from), and Dylan’s Candy Bar (various locations, but also easy to order online from). 

I did a full explanation of many of my favorite candy shops in this Flag Dessert Board

I created a Chrismukkah Board using half Hanukkah Candies and half Christmas sweets. Check it out this making-of video for some inspo.

Show Me Your Boards

I hope this post inspires you to create delicious Hanukkah boards. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the beautiful treats you create from my tips. If you make something inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttooproudtomeg so I can see and share! 

And, If you liked this recipe, please rate and review.

hanukkah dessert board

Hanukkah Candy Board

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This treat board is fun for kids and perfect for a creative Hanukkah dessert.


  • Yellow, White, and Blue Rock Candy
  • Blue and White Frosted Cookies
  • Blue and White Sour Rings
  • Lemon Drops
  • Blue and White Sprinkle Pretzels
  • Yogurt Pretzels
  • Blue M&Ms
  • White M&Ms
  • Chocolate Gold Coins
  • Blue Jelly Beans
  • Yellow Jelly Beans
  • Dark Chocolate Lindt Truffles
  • Sea Salt Caramel Ghirardelli Squares
  • Blue Gummy Bears
  • Blue Sour Gummy Soda Bottles


  • Add the jelly beans to separate small bowls and place on the board first to anchor it.
  • Fan the Lindt Truffles around one of the bowls and the gummy bears and soda bottles around the other.
  • Mix the M&M colors together and add to the center of the board, then add the lemon drops and sour rings. Try to separate the blue and yellow colors.
  • Add the rock candies, pretzels, cookies, Gelt, and Ghirardelli squares to the edge of the board.
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5 Reviews

  1. Janelle wrote:

    This is beautiful! Your creativity amazes me

    Posted 12.17.20 Reply
  2. Nicole wrote:

    5 stars
    These are literally the greatest! A board for everyone. Thank you for all the inspiration during Covid snd the holidays! ????????

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  3. Nicole wrote:

    5 stars
    These are literally the greatest! A board for everyone. Thank you for all the inspiration during Covid and the holidays! ????????

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  4. Jennie wrote:

    5 stars
    I can’t wait to make this with my girls for our Hanukkah party next year!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  5. Deborah Dadlani wrote:

    I absolutely love the Hanukkah candy board. The colors are so awesome!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply