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Cacao & Ginger Gelt Recipe

Cacao nibs and candied ginger put an artisanal twist on the delicious Hanukkah tradition of gelt, or chocolate coins.

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Cacao & Ginger Gelt Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Setting time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Jewish
Servings: 48 coins
Calories: 35kcal


  • 10 ounces dark chocolate
  • Cacao nibs for topping
  • Chopped candied ginger for topping


  • Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over very low heat. Stir often until completely melted and smooth. Drop spoonfuls of the chocolate onto the baking sheets and use the spoon to create round coin shapes, about 1-1½ inches in diameter.
  • Top some of the coins with a sprinkle of cacao nibs and some with a sprinkle of candied ginger. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes to set.
  • Wrap in gold or silver candy foils. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


Nutrition Facts
Cacao & Ginger Gelt Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 35 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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