Instead of buying chocolate coins this Hanukkah, try our fruity twist on handmade gelt.
- 1 pound dried Turkish apricots
- 1 pound dark chocolate, finely chopped
- Foil candy wrappers
Using a heavy mallet, flatten apricots to 1/4 inch thick; set aside. Microwave chocolate in a glass bowl in 15-second intervals, stirring vigorously with a rubber spatula and scraping down sides in between, until just melted (chocolate should be no warmer than 86 degrees).
Dip each apricot in chocolate, coating evenly. Transfer to wire racks set over parchment paper; let stand until set.
Transfer apricots to baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate until firm, at least 25 minutes. Wrap in foil wrappers. Gelt can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 3 days.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, December 2006