Pomegranate & Pumpkin Seed Chocolate Coins. Gelt for Grown Ups

The perfect little after dinner treat luscious dark chocolate, crunchy pumpkin seeds and fresh pomegranate seeds. Pretty and festive. #thanksgiving #Rosh Hashanah #Hanukah #chanukah #Holidays

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything”

I came across this quote a few days ago and I had to smile when I read it. So true.

Because of what I do, I have the chance to meet lots (and I mean lots) of people. My niece often jokes around because every time we’re out together, I bump into someone I know. “How  can you know so many people? You’re so popular!” she says.  And I understand how it might look that way in the eyes of a teenager… but in reality, it doesn’t mean a thing.

It doesn’t mean a thing, until some of the people you meet by chance, become more than just acquaintances. When you’re lucky enough to make an immediate connection; when you’re not afraid to share and be yourself; when things just flow effortlessly; when you know a new friendship is born. You don’t plan it. You don’t expect it. It just happens.

And if life has taught me something over the past few years, is that when those opportunities appear in front of you, grab them, don’t let them pass you by. Because true friends, like good chocolate, are one of the best things life has to offer.


The perfect little after dinner treat luscious dark chocolate, crunchy pumpkin seeds and fresh pomegranate seeds. Pretty and festive. #thanksgiving #Rosh Hashanah #Hanukah #chanukah #Holidays

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Pomegranate & Pumpkin Seeds Chocolate Coins. Chocolate Gelt for Grown Ups
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 20 coins
  1. To melt the chocolate, fill a pot with water and bring to a simmer. Put chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl that fits over the pot. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted (make sure water doesn't get into the chocolate)
  2. Remove it from heat and spoon over a whoopie pie pan, (see note) sprinkle with pumpkin and pomegranate seeds and freeze until chocolate hardens
If you don't have a whoppie pie pan, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spoon about a tablespoon of melted chocolate per coin. Lightly spread it with a butter knife of a spatula to form a circle


The perfect little after dinner treat luscious dark chocolate, crunchy pumpkin seeds and fresh pomegranate seeds. Pretty and festive. #thanksgiving #Rosh Hashanah #Hanukah #chanukah #Holidays






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28 Responses to Pomegranate & Pumpkin Seed Chocolate Coins. Gelt for Grown Ups

  1. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes December 2, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Love that friendship quote!! it is so true!! Great recipe!
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  2. Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com December 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    True friendship is indeed one of life’ beautiful treasures!
    And these dark chocolate coins with pumpkin and pomegranate seeds is also a beautiful treasure – sure to delight any friendship!
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    • Vicky & Ruth December 2, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

      Thank you Shashi.

    • Vicky & Ruth December 8, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

      How about combining both and give these chocolate coins to your best friend?

  3. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker December 3, 2013 at 2:01 am #

    These are beautiful! The pomegranate really makes it pop! Delicious!
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  4. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs December 3, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    That quote is so beautiful! And so are these cookies! I love how simple yet delish they look 😉
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    • Vicky & Ruth December 3, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

      Where will we be without friends right?

  5. Davida @ The Healthy Maven December 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    Love this post and love this recipe! Might be able to squeeze these in before the last night of hannukah! Not that I need an excuse to eat chocolate 😉
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    • Vicky & Ruth December 8, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

      There is always a good reason to eat good dark chocolate, it has valuable antioxidants! 🙂

  6. Alison@AliBabka December 5, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    I would gladly trade in the gold coin gelt for this! yum!
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    • Vicky & Ruth December 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

      Thank you very much! Can’t go wrong with good quality dark chocolate and any healthy addition of your choice!

  7. Tamar Genger @joyofkosher December 5, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

    I was really into making my own gelt this year too, but didn’t try these flavors, so smart. And they look gorgeous.
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    • Vicky & Ruth December 8, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

      Thank you. We try to use as many pomegranate as we can while they are in season. We may say we are a little obsessed 🙂

  8. Sarah Klinkowitz December 7, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    That looks seriously delicious.
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  9. Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn December 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    Making your own gelt is an awesome idea – love this combination. Toss in some dried cranberries instead of the pomegranates and you’ve got Thanksgivukkah gelt 🙂
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    • Vicky & Ruth December 8, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

      Maybe we will make a cranberry pecan combo for next year!

  10. Ronnie Fein December 8, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    Indeed, friends and chocolate. These look like interesting “florentines” and seem easy to make too.
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    • Vicky & Ruth December 8, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

      They are super easy to make and they taste great. Perfect for that late night chocolate craving …

  11. Sarah & Arkadi December 8, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    These look amazing!
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  12. Monica December 11, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    Love this idea of gelt for grownups. Plus, they just look delicious! Cheers to true friends and chocolate! : )
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    • Vicky & Ruth December 12, 2013 at 8:51 am #

      Thank you very much. We should always find an excuse to enjoy chocolate and spend time with friends.

  13. jessica // the kosher foodies December 13, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    these look amazing!
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  14. Lucy December 21, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    Have just made a batch! so easy and they look beautiful 🙂 how long do you think they’ll keep for? would the pom. seeds dry out after a few days? Thanks! x

    • Vicky & Ruth December 23, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

      We made a batch and kept them in the freezer for a couple of weeks and they were perfect! Did not try keeping them in the fridge.

  15. Jamie May 29, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    I just popped them in the freezer. They look soooo good and I’m really excited to try them. How long do they take to set?

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