Hanukkah Gelt is a special treat for kids and adults, alike, on Hanukkah. Since many families give money as gifts and as prizes for dreidel games for Hanukkah, Gelt is a chocolate way to give money. You can’t buy anything with Gelt, but it’s definitely just as sweet. For other sweets straight from Israel, click here

Ingredients:

·         2 cup Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips
·         1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation: 

In a double boiler over medium-low heat, melt chocolate chips and add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, stirring constantly until chips are completely melted, about 5 minutes. Pour chocolate into pitcher.  Pour the pitcher of chocolate into mini muffin tins until it generously covers the bottom on the tin and cover. 

Place mini muffin tins in fridge, and allow Gelt to harden for at least 1 hour. Once chilled, wrap in foil if desired, or store in an airtight container. 

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