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Homemade Gelt

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


3 dozen

Giving chocolate coins to children, and sometimes to teachers, is a long-standing Hanukkah tradition. This homemade version of gelt uses a miniature muffin pan to mold the coins into shape. The sliced almonds add a nice crunch, but the chocolates can be left plain or topped with other ingredients like sprinkles, crushed peppermint candies or finely chopped candied ginger. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Homemade Gelt Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3 (3-1/2 ounces each) dark chocolate candy bars, melted
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, finely chopped


  1. Brush miniature muffin cups lightly with oil. Pour about 1 teaspoons melted chocolate into each cup and bang pan on counter. Sprinkle chocolate with almonds. Refrigerate until set. Remove from muffin cups and blot off any excess oil, if needed.

Homemade Gelt Tips

What is gelt?

Gelt are coin-shaped chocolates shared with children during Hanukkah (among other

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 42 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 0 sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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