Holy Mother of Chanukah (Gelt)

Unwrap the magic...
Unwrap the magic...

To honor the fifth day of Chanukah and celebrate Five Meals with Five Ingredients in Five Days, I thought I’d give a little gelt-love. With nary a Menorah or shamash in sight, I’m nonetheless paying due respect for the Festival of Lights with little chocolate coins wrapped in gold and silver foil.

Seductive-Shiksa Posturing
Seductive-Shiksa Posturing

Otherwise known as Chanukah gelt, these cacao-bean-based discs serve in place of precious-metal coins as gifts for children. And, for this shiksa, the feel-good confections featured here are a fair-trade, organic fête! Much thanks to my boyfriend, who stuffed his coat pockets full of these lovelies while at a party at the Contemporary Jewish Museum last night—-he brought home this treasure chest of gold coins to me.

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