Matzo Crack

Matzo Crack

 Leah Maroney

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Chill Time: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
452 Calories
30g Fat
50g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 452
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 185mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Salty, sweet, crunchy and chocolatey—this treat gets its name for an obvious reason!

A crunchy base of matzo crackers is topped with a simple homemade toffee that only calls for two ingredients. Chocolate is melted on top and chopped pecans are sprinkled on last for extra crunch and flavor.

Often, you'll see this candy cracker concoction made with saltines, but the matzo makes it Passover friendly. It's crunchy and airy and stays crisp for a long time. It's also quicker to make since the sheets of matzo are large and are easy to spread out.


  • 5 whole lightly salted matzo

  • 1 cup unsalted butter

  • 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Matzo Crack Ingredients
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  2. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then place a sheet of parchment paper over the bottom. Lay out the matzo in one even layer over the baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

    Matzo Crack - Lay out the matzo in one even layer
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  3. Heat the butter and brown sugar in a large saucepan on medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Once it reaches a boil, continue stirring for five minutes. Remove from the heat.

    Matzo Crack - heat butter and brown sugar
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  4. Pour the toffee mixture over the top of the matzo and spread it evenly until it completely covers the matzo.

    Matzo Crack - Pour the toffee mixture over the top of the matzo
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  5. Place the baking sheet in the oven for 10 minutes until the top of the toffee is bubbly and deep brown.

    Matzo Crack
     Leah Maroney
  6. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the toffee immediately after taking it out of the oven. Allow the chips to sit on the toffee until they have softened. Spread the chips into an even layer over the top of the matzo toffee.

    Matzo Crack
     Leah Maroney
  7. Sprinkle the top of the chocolate with chopped pecans and sea salt while it's still warm and soft so that the nuts will stick. Allow the candy to cool in the refrigerator for 10 to 20 minutes.

    Matzo Crack
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  8. Break the matzo up into desired shapes and sizes. You can also cut the matzo into neat squares.

    Matzo Crack
     Leah Maroney
  9. Serve right away or package it up and give as holiday gifts.

  10. Enjoy!


  • For an even more flavorful Matzo Crack, try toasting the pecans before chopping them and putting them on top of the chocolate. Bake them in a 350 F oven for 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly toasted. Make sure to shake them every minute or so to prevent burning. Toasting the nuts deepens the flavor and gives them an extra crunchy texture.


Recipe Variations

There are endless variations for this sweet candy cracker. Here are a few that we love:

  • Peppermint Matzo Crack: Top the chocolate with crushed peppermint candy canes instead of chopped pecans.
  • White Cranberry Matzo Crack: Substitute the chocolate chips for white chocolate chips and use sweetened dried cranberries instead of the nuts.
  • Peanut Butter Cup Matzo Crack: Top the chocolate with chopped peanut butter cups and chopped roasted peanuts.
  • Holiday Matzo Crack: Top the chocolate with holiday sprinkles.