Krembo – a treat with creamy marshmallow perched on a cookie wafer coated in chocolate – is an Israeli childhood rite. Every winter they appear to the glee of young and old. They may also be a sign of my boys’ settling in to Israeli life.
When we were here in December, we tried them at the earnest and delighted urging of our good friends, the Burstyns. The boys were less than excited by the treat – a possible first experience when it comes to candy. But now that we are living here, they are singing a different tune. I caught Yitzi giving Shalom a big brotherly explanation about the importance of the cookie base as he longingly watched his little brother wolf down a Krembo treat from a birthday party at school.
I really tried to post a photo of this delectable treat, but had too many technical difficulties. If you are curious about Krembo check out this wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krembo