Who says latkes are only for dinner? These unique spins on tradition take the sweet approach—fry your dessert latke and eat it, too!

Crispy Sweet Potato Dessert Latkes

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These crunchy latkes, topped with brown sugar, chocolate and sprinkles, are like chocolate-covered potato chips…only prettier.

Apple Pie Latkes with Vanilla Cream

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Latkes with a twist! This apple pie variation is sure to please any palate. (No applesauce needed here!)

Pumpkin Latkes with Apple Cranberry Sauce

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These perfectly pumpkin latkes are topped with a tart apple-cranberry sauce that brings a deep citrus spice flavor to the dish.

Mexican Chocolate Latkes with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

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This is the perfect sweet and spicy combo! The cocoa powder, brown sugar and cayenne pepper truly elevates the neutral potato flavor. Tip: Don’t skip the cinnamon whipped cream!

Sweet Cheese Latkes

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This recipe combines two elements of traditional Hanukkah food—cheese and oil. While oil is better known (hello, fried foods!), we also eat dairy to commemorate the bravery of Judith, whose courage led to the Maccabee victory.

Dessert Latkes with Fruit Compote and Marshmallow Sour Cream

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These latkes are topped with a simple marshmallow sour cream sauce (um, yum!) and a pear and cranberry compote instead of the traditional applesauce.

S’mores Latkes

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Toasted marshmallows and chocolate drizzle all over crunchy sweet potato graham cracker latkes. Enough said!

Mochi Latkes

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A delicious blend of Japanese and Jewish cultures, these latkes are made with mochi flour, which makes them light and chewy. The Asian pear and persimmon relish (stewed in brown butter, we might add) completes this sweet pairing.

Sweet Potato Latkes with Brown Sugar Syrup and Cayenne Candied Pecans

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If you’re craving a sweet dish, drizzle these crispy latkes with a simple brown sugar syrup and sprinkle with cayenne candied pecans. Then prepare to swoon.

Apple Latkes with Apple Caramel Sauce

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Why should potatoes have all the pan-fried-until-crunchy fun? Drizzled with apple-caramel sauce, these sweet latkes are your new fall (and, OK, Hanukkah) favorite.

Red Potato and Strawberry Latkes with Mint Cream

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These red potato latkes are topped with balsamic-brown-sugar strawberries and mint-maple-syrup whipped cream. Need we say more?!

Cinnamon Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes

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This riff on tradition is naturally sweet with a touch of spice.