If you only make one thing for Passover, this is it. Chocolate Matzo Crunch is delicious, so easy and makes a great gift. If you decide not to make your own, not to worry, you can buy our Matzel Toff!! Gift Set, which is part of our Passover Gifts and Passover Desserts “menu.”
Recipe: Chocolate Matzo Crunch
Skill Level: Low, ok for kids 10+
Delish Level: Highest Possible
6 unsalted plain matzos
8 oz. unsalted butter or margarine (2 sticks)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup good quality semi sweet chocolate, chopped or chocolate chips
Pinch of Sea Salt
-Combine milk, dark, white or combination
-Add toasted, slivered nuts of your choice such as peanuts or almonds
Preheat oven to 375
Line 2 baking sheets (or one large) first with foil and then with parchment paper.
Arrange matzo on baking sheets so that all of the space is filled in. You can break some of the pieces in order to fill in any spaces. (as in image at left)
In a heavy bottomed saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar. Stir constantly until the contents come to a boil (2-3 minutes). Boil for another 3 minutes, still stirring constantly. Remove from heat and pour over matzo to completely cover it.
Immediately place baking sheet in oven and reduce the heat to 350. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Keep an eye on it to be sure it does not burn. You are looking for a deep golden color.
Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate and nuts (if using them). Let cool for 5 minutes, then spread chocolate and a pinch of sea salt (and nuts if using) over the matzo. The spreading need not be uniform, but there all of the matzo should be covered (as in image at right).
Before cooled, break matzo into smaller pieces; not smaller than 2 inches x 2 inches. Place cookie sheet with matzo in freezer to set, approximately 1 hour. If your freezer is not large enough, carefully place parchment paper with matzo on it, in freezer.
Remove from freezer and allow candy to become room temperature. You will need to pull apart the pieces as they may have become stuck together. Package in cello bags, in a tin or on platter. Enjoy! If you prefer not to make this yourself, order some Matzel Toff!!