This chocolate gelt is the perfect Hanukkah treat. During the Festival of Lights, grandparents and adults often give small children bags of coins or circular chocolate gelt wrapped in gold foil. The word "Gelt" means "money" in Yiddish.
Chocolate gelt is a treat that you can easily make at home with your child's help. Have your child give chocolate gelt to friends at school, to honor the tradition and include their friends in Hanukkah gift giving. The chocolate gelt can also be used in playing the Hanukkah dreidel game.