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Matzo Crack

April 21, 2011

Generally, I don’t really care for Passover.  I’m just not so into having a stomachache for 8 straight days, call me crazy.  The food is heavy and I find it hard to eat.  I either lose weight or gain weight every year, there’s no way of knowing.  I feel sluggish and just yuck. 

For the most part, Passover desserts are just not worth it.  Matzo meal chocolate cake?  I’ll pass. 

I have discovered one dessert that is not only worth it, but I might consider eating it year round if I didn’t just tolerate matzo, but actually liked it.  I call it matzo crack.  Jewish Home Cooking calls it Matzo Buttercrunch.  Really though, it’s crack.  Once you start, it’s hard to stop.

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You will need:

  • 1 cup butter or butter substitute
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4-6 matzo boards
  • 12 oz. chocolate
  • nuts or other toppings

Preheat oven to375*.

Spread a cookie sheet with tin foil and cover with a layer of parchment paper.  Or, if you’re me and don’t have Passover cookie sheets for some reason, use a glass Pyrex dish.

Lay the matzo out on the parchment paper.  Try not to let the matzo overlap too much.
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Melt your butter (or parve or vegan substitute-I use Earth Balance) with brown sugar over medium heat.

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Let it come to a boil, then cook 3 more minutes, stirring constantly. 

Pour this over your matzo, covering it evenly.  Set the oven to 350* and cook for 15 minutes.

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As soon as you take the matzo out, sprinkle chocolate chips on top.  Allow them to sit for 5 minutes, then spread the chocolate evenly on top of the matzo.  
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Sprinkle with any toppings you like and stick them in the fridge until the chocolate hardens.  Break up the matzo into pieces and enjoy!

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Pretty?  Not particularly.

Addictive?  Totally.

It would be fun to experiment with this too-white chocolate chips, heat bar pieces, different candies.  Who knew matzo could be so fun?  Not me.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Amy permalink
    April 21, 2011 5:24 pm

    A lot of people in my office celebrate Passover, so we have an abundance of Matzo crackers around (they spread cream cheese on them for a substitute during a bagel party yesterday. I haven’t had the crackers, but I’m begging people to bring me matzo ball soup!

    I have to ask though… Passover cookie sheets?

    • April 21, 2011 5:37 pm

      We have to change our whole kitchen to Passover-plates, utensils, cooking things, etc. I thought about doing a post about it but just wasn’t feeling it

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. April 21, 2011 5:52 pm

    Yum! This looks fantastic!!

  3. Robin permalink
    April 21, 2011 10:43 pm

    someone brought this to my seder this year–yum.

    most appropriate representation in the recipe: matzah boards. yep, like wooden boards.

    happy pesach to you, solomon, and aaron! and ruff ruff to rufio!

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