Chrysta 10 min. 15 min.

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What do you get when you mix matzo, margarine or butter, brown sugar and dark chocolate? You get a delicious sweet that can be Vegan and Passover Friendly! 

 

When I learned to make this, my friend called this “Matzo Crack”, because this sweet is incredible delicious.

First, you have the crunchy base layer of matzo (you can use saltines, but they don’t have the crunch factor of matzo).  Then, on top of that you have the sweet layer of the toffee.  Next, you top with a layer of dark chocolate, the bitterness of which is mellowed out by the sweet toffee. 

 

Equipment:

  • Cookie Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Knife

Ingredients

  • 5 matzos
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks or 1 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 10 ounces of semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips or discs

 

Optional Toppings:  Choose 1 of these if you wish. 

Some consider nuts unacceptable for Passover, so make the Matzo nut-free unless you are certain.

  • 1 cup of your choice:  chopped pecans, slivered almonds, ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes

 

Directions

 

1.  Pre-heat:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

2.  Prepare:  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. Line Sheet:  Cover baking sheet with matzos.  You’ll need to cut and piece the matzos to fill the entire pan.

4.  Make Toffee:  In a medium saucepan, combine butter or margarine (whatever you choose to use) and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk, until mixture comes to a boil.  At first it would seem like it’s separated, however, it will come together as you continue to whisk.  Cook until foamy and thickened, about 5 minutes.

5.  Spread Toffee: Pour toffee over matzos and, using a spatula, spread into an even layer.  You want to make sure that the matzos fully cover the baking sheet to make sure that the toffee is on the matzo and not the baking sheet.

6. Bake Matzo:  Bake toffee matzo for 10 minutes.  The Toffee will appear crackled and bubbling all over.

7.  Spread Chocolate:  Scatter chocolate chips/discs on top of the toffee matzo.  Set aside for 5 minutes, allowing the heat from the matzo to melt the chocolate.  Using a knife or an offset spatula, spread chocolate evenly over the matzo.

8.  Add Extra Toppings:  Within 3 minutes of spreading the chocolate, you can top the matzo with nuts, if you desire. 

9.  Set the Chocolate:  At room temperature, the chocolate will take about 2 hours to set.  You can also place toffee matzo in the fridge for 45 minutes so the chocolate sets. 

10.  Prepare to Gift:  

  • Cutting up:  For precision, you can cut your matzos with a sharp knife.  Place the cooled Toffee Matzo (chocolate is firm), and place on a cutting board.  Slice up into squares. 
  • Breaking up:  For a more rustic feel, break the Toffee Matzo into pieces.
  • Serving in long pieces:  You can drop each piece of matzo into a cello bag, and let the recipients break up or devour as they see fit!