Monday, December 3, 2007

Chocolate Mint Hanukkah Gelt

Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way, we can focus on Hanukkah (one of my favorite holidays). Who doesn't appreciate a latke with some vodka?

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What would Hanukkah be without gelt, an edible gelt. Here is a YUM recipe for chocolate mint gelt. If you don't like mint, omit it and use another extract ( such as vanilla). This is your gelt, so add the type of kosher soul that you want! (You can always get your gelt on Oh Nuts)

Nosh on,

Chocolate Mint Hanukkah Gelt

1 (12 ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips * (I recommend Ghirardelli)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon mint extract, or a bit more to taste
Parchment paper

* If watched carefully, you can melt the chocolate in a microwave oven.

Place the chips in the top of a double boiler and over simmering water, melt the chips. When they are about halfway melted, add the oil and the extract. Continue to melt the chips, stirring to combine well the chocolate, the oil and the extract.

Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool for about 15 minutes or so, or until the chocolate has started to thicken just a bit.

Place a sheet of parchment paper on a sheet tray,using a soup spoon, using the chocolate pour coin shaped discs onto the parchment paper.

Allow the chocolate coins to harden and then peel them off the paper and enjoy.

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