Dark Chocolate Toffee Matzo

Dark chocolate toffee matzo (or matzah) is one of my favorite desserts for Passover!

Passover is a Jewish holiday tradition that lasts for eight days. It’s a festival that celebrates spring, renewal and freedom. Many delicious foods represent this holiday. One is the matzo flat cracker that is eaten for the eight days. Adding dark chocolate, toffee and nuts on top of the matzo is genius. It is a sweet, salty, rich, and crunchy dessert that is irresistible—you can’t eat just one piece, so take caution with this scrumptious dessert! Calories can add up fast.

Dark Chocolate Toffee Matzo: A delicious, crunchy favorite for Passover

A special delicious dessert for Passover.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine All American
Servings 12 Servings

Equipment

  • 2 Sheet pans
  • Large sauce pan or double boiler
  • Parchment Paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 1 10 oz. Unsalted matzo crackers Parve for Passover.
  • 1 cup Unsalted butter Vegan or regular.
  • 1 cup Brown sugar Firmly-packed.
  • 1 cup Dark chocolate chips Ghirardelli or vegan, dairy-free dark chocolate chips.
  • 2-3 tbsps Pecans, walnuts or pistachios; chopped Your choice, optional.

Instructions
 

  • Cover both sheet pans with aluminum foil.
  • Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the bottom of each pan and place it on top of the foil.
  • Line the bottom of each sheet pan evenly with matzo, breaking extra pieces, as required, to fit any spaces.
  • In a 3-quart saucepan, or double boiler, combine butter and brown sugar.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil (about 2 to 4 minutes).
  • Boil for 3 minutes—use a timer, this is important—stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat, and pour over the matzo, covering completely.
  • Place the baking sheets in a preheated 375-degree oven and immediately reduce the heat to 350 degrees.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, checking every few minutes to make sure the mixture is not burning (if it seems to be browning too quickly, remove the pan from the oven, lower the heat to 325 degrees and replace the pan).
  • Remove pans from the oven and sprinkle immediately with the dark chopped chocolate or chips.
  • Let stand five minutes, then spread the melted chocolate over the matzo with an offset spatula or knife.
  • Sprinkle the chopped nuts of your choice on top.
  • While still warm, break into squares or odd shapes.
  • Place pans in freezer to chill until set.
  • Remove and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Notes

Melissa's Modifications:
This is an easy and delicious recipe ... everyone I have served it to loves it! You can vary the chopped nuts to sprinkle on top or use milk chocolate if you prefer. For me, the darker the chocolate the better. The proven health benefits of dark chocolate—antioxidants, improved blood flow and lower blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease prevention—gives it added goodness! Now the toffee and matzo parts of the recipes ... not so much! They should be a special treat for a special occasion like Passover.
Nutritional Value: Estimated 322 Calories; 23g Fat; 41mg Cholesterol; 9mg Sodium; 148mg Potassium; 28g Carbohydrates; 1g Fiber; 1g Protein.