Purim 2023 begins the evening of Monday, March 6, and ends on the evening of Tuesday, March 7. Whether you’re a fan of traditional hamantaschen fillings like raspberry or poppyseed, your taste buds won’t want to miss this hot fudge filling. The filling recipe is composed of heavy cream, dark chocolate, and brown sugar to make it oh so decadent. We promise this is one hamantaschen recipe you must try this year!

Hot Fudge Hamataschen

Hamantaschen Dough Ingredients

  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 cups of self-rising flour
  • ½ tsp salt

Hot Fudge Filling Ingredients

  • 1/2 cups plus 1 tbsp of heavy cream
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate
  • 5 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of Nutella

Directions for Preparing the Hot Fudge Filling

  • In a sauce pan, add ½ cup plus 1 tbsp of heavy cream and heat to a simmer.
  • While this is heating, place 4 ounces of dark chocolate and 5 tbsp of brown sugar in a heat safe bowl.
  • Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and sugar.
  • Add 2 tbsp of butter and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Stir the chocolate mixture.
  • Add 2 tbsp of cocoa powder and mix.
  • Finally mix in ½ cup of Nutella.
  • Let the mixture cool.

Directions for Preparing Hot Fudge Hamantaschen

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla, and then combine the flour and salt.
  3. Roll the dough out on a well-floured surface or large cutting board. Cut out circles with a round cookie cutter or a round glass.
  4. Place a dollop of the hot fudge filling in the middle of each circle.
  5. Pinch the circle into three corners to form a triangle.
  6. Place on well-greased cookie sheet
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes

For fun, you can decorate the outside of the hamantaschen with mini M&M’s or a crushed candy of your choice! To make the dough even tastier, try adding Oreo crumbs or food coloring! We also suggest preparing the dough the day before and refrigerating for best results.

The Hamantaschen Madness Doesn’t Stop Here!

If you think hot fudge hamantaschen is amazing, then we’ve got more in store for you. Alumna and Chef Alexis Sicklick’s blackberry mojito hamantaschen are a treat for any Purim party and are sure to wow your guests. However, if you’re into more traditional flavors, you can’t go wrong with our Nutella hamantaschen recipe either.

And, if you really can’t decide what kind of hamantaschen to make this year, you can take our quiz to find out what flavor fits your personality!

A Quick Purim Activity for the Kids

If you have little ones at home or are spending time with the grandkids, we’ve designed an adorable Purim coloring page. Enjoy coloring the grogger, hamantaschen and Queen Esther!