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Chocolate Matzah Toffee Crunch



This evening is officially the end of Passover. Today’s your last chance to make odd flourless concoctions!* Smother matzah in chocolate! Fry it with eggs! I made this matzah toffee recipe for the first night’s seder and have been secretly munching on the leftovers since. Basically if you’ve ever wondered how to mystically transform matzah into a giant pan-sized candy bar this is your answer. It’s sort of mind-blowing.

*How is it possible that a dozen eggs can replace flour and make cake? As a wise friend once said, baking is basically magic.

Recipe from David Lebovitz

4 sheets of regular matzah
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
Sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (not typically Kosher for Passover; exclude if you need to)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup toasted chopped almonds or other nut (walnuts, hazelnuts, really anything would be good)

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. Cover a baking sheet entirely with aluminum foil. You’re not going to want to scrape toffee off your baking pan so be thorough. Spread a piece of parchment paper on top of the foil.

3. Break 4 pieces of matzah and arrange on the baking sheet so that the entire pan is covered. You may need to do some puzzle-like arranging.

4. Melt butter in a pan with brown sugar over medium heat stirring constantly. When it starts to boil, set a timer for 3 minutes. Stir while the mixture boils. After 3 minutes remove from heat. Add vanilla and a pinch of salt.

5. Spread the butter/sugar mixture over the matzah to cover it completely.

6. Turn down oven temperature to 350 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes. Toffee will be bubbly.

7. Sprinkle 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips over the entire pan and let them hang out for about 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, spread the chips around with a spatula to cover the entire pan. Sprinkle on toasted nuts if you are using them.

8. Let the pan sit and cool for a few hours. Chocolate will solidify and you can now break the matzah into pieces. Magical matzah consumption ensues. Have floss handy… just taking care of you all.


Author: Zoe (Do Or Pie)

I live, work, and bake in NYC.

2 thoughts on “Chocolate Matzah Toffee Crunch

  1. WOW does this look delicious. My goal is to buy lots of matzah when it inevitably goes on sale tomorrow, and then make an endless supply of this gloriousness.

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