Dreidel Smash Bombs With Surprise Gelt!

Candy, chocolate, surprises, what's more exciting than the experience of a smash bomb?!

But wait, there's more, this smash bomb has one more Chanukah element in here, we added a surprise "Chanukah Gelt" packet! You can surprise your family with $1, $5, $10, $100, or whatever amount you'd like to give. Create these for your kids, and they'll likely remember this for years to come.

Set these smash bombs at the table, or play a game and give the winner a chocolate smash bomb to open and reveal the gelt!

Enough about the Smash Bombs, let's jump right in. I wish I could say these are super simple to make, just pop them into the molds, and voila. However, the chocolate dreidel molds are a bit harder to work with than the traditional sphere mold. So, if you aren't great in the kitchen, this might not be the first recipe you should jump into. That being said I will share with you my tips and tricks to make this a success.

Here's What You Will Need:

  • Silicon dreidel molds

  • Baking chocolate or dairy chocolate (not chocolate chips)

  • Candy

  • Very tiny zip lock bags (1"x2")

  • Money

What You'll Need to Do:

1 . Melt the chocolate. Melting chocolate can be done in many ways, You can microwave the chocolate or use a double boiler (or a metal bowl on top of a small pot). My personal preference is to use the bag in the hot water method for this project. The reason for this is because, for the molds, you really don't want your chocolate to be too hot. The best is for the chocolate to be at the point of just melting, that way it will set, or harden, faster.

To melt the chocolate using the bag method follow this process.

  1. Cut up the chocolate into small bits.

  2. Take 2 ziplock bags and put one into the other.

  3. Place the chocolate into the inner bag, let out the air, and close both bags.

  4. Fill up a bowl with hot water. Be careful not to burn yourself there. Place the bag in the hot water, then place a metal spoon on top as a weight to keep the chocolate bag under the water, heating up the chocolate.

  5. Let it sit for a few minutes, then use the spoon to press the chocolate a bit to help melt the chocolate faster, Let the chocolate rest for another few minutes until the chocolate is completely melted.

2. Fill the molds. Take the bag out of the water and remove the outer bag, which will be wet. Using a pair of scissors, cut a very small hole at the tip of the bag, allowing you to pipe chocolate from the bag. Next, fill the molds with a generous amount of chocolate.

3. Coat the edges. Using a spoon spread the chocolate throughout each dreidel cavity. Be generous about the chocolate. The more chocolate you use, the easier it will be to remove it from the mold without cracking.