This chocolate coins recipe has quickly become something we’re making every week because these coins make a great snack! Plus, the topping options are nearly endless, so you almost always have the ingredients on hand to make this easy gluten free chocolate coins snack recipe!
On St. Nick’s Day (read about the history of St. Nicholas Day ), we left a trail of chocolate coins down the stairs, and ever since, the kids have loved chocolate coins. They’re a special little treat, so now we make them with different toppings. The kids always love having fun with the toppings (especially the sprinkles!)
What ingredients do you need to make these chocolate coins?
- Dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Topping options
- sprinkles (we use these natural sprinkles)
- coconut fakes
- sesame seeds
- dried fruit (apricots, cherries, cranberries or raisins work well
- nuts (candied pecans or walnuts)
- other chocolate for drizzling (white chocolate or milk chocolate)
- peppermint candy canes, crushed
This recipe is SO EASY to make! You simply melt chocolate and add toppings. What a fun snack to make and enjoy. Plus, you can use almost anything you like as a topping – even better!
This chocolate coins recipe is great for adults and children. Right now, we’re on a kick of making these Scooby Snacks with the kids, but we’re definitely adding this chocolate coins recipe to the mix. Plus, the snack can be enjoyed by kids (um, hello, sprinkles!) or adults (healthy nuts, sesame seeds etc.).
In the pictures for this post, I used a large chocolate bar, but you can certainly use semi-sweet chocolate chips. So, if you choose to use chocolate chips, I absolutely recommend these ones.
I love having snacks on hand. A few of our favorite quick and easy healthy snacks:
All of the toppings I used for these work well with one another too. So, get creative with your mixing and matching! As the chocolate sets, these are a pretty solid/hard chocolate coin. If you’d like a softer chocolate coin (easier for kids to eat) I’d recommend adding 1 teaspoon of coconut oil when melting the chocolate.
Chocolate Coins Recipe
- 8 oz. dark chocolate (you can also use semi-sweet chocolate chips)
- Coconut flakes
- Sesame seeds
- Dried apricots chopped
- Break chocolate into chunks and place in a microwave safe bowl.
- Melt in 30 second intervals, on full power, until melted (mine usually takes 1 1/2-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds).
- If there are a few small chunks left, just stir the chocolate. Do not microwave again.
- Let sit for 5 minutes before dropping/pouring into coins.
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
- Drop/pour melted chocolate into circular shape (1 Tbs.) and add toppings. Slightly tap off extra toppings.
- Chill/harden for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until set (I do this by putting the baking sheet in the refrigerator. You can let them set at room temperature, it will just take longer). Feel free to put them in the fridge to speed up this process.
- candied pecans
- dried cherries or cranberries
- white chocolate