Chocolate Matzo for Passover

Chocolate Matzo

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 18 mins
Total: 23 mins
Servings: 12 to 16 servings

Chocolate matzo is a favorite recipe for Passover. Crispy, salty matzo is coated in an easy homemade caramel and topped with chocolate. It's a tasty mix of crunchy cracker, chewy, decadent caramel, and melty, rich chocolate.

This recipe is easy enough for kids to make, provided you help with handling the hot caramel sauce and the oven. Break the cooled matzo into pieces and share at a family dinner, potluck, or other gathering. Or leave in big sheets and let your friends and family enjoy breaking off their own pieces at dessert time for an interactive sweet.

A sprinkling of sea salt or kosher salt gives this chocolate matzo that delightfully appealing sweet-and-salty taste. For a crunchy, nutty touch, top with chopped nuts. Once you try this recipe you'll see why it's one of the most-requested Passover treats.

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 sheets matzo
  • 3/4 cup margarine (Passover/Kosher; or butter)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (or dark chocolate)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (or sea salt)
  • Optional: 1 cup walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecans (chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

  3. Spread the matzos in the pan in a single layer, breaking them to fit if necessary.

  4. Heat the butter or margarine and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil.

  5. Remove from the heat and pour evenly over the layer of matzo, spreading with a knife to make sure the matzo is well covered.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes until the caramel is a golden brown.

  7. Turn off the oven and remove the matzo. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the matzo.

  8. Return the matzo to the oven. Let it sit in the warm (turned off) oven for 2 minutes. Remove and spread the chocolate evenly with the back of a flat spatula or a knife. 

  9. Sprinkle with the kosher or sea salt and top with nuts, if using. Let cool and break apart into pieces, if desired.

  10. Serve and enjoy.

Tips

  • Matzo can be found year-round in some groceries and seasonally in others. Look for it in the Passover/Kosher section.
  • If you keep Kosher, make sure all of the ingredients are Kosher-certified.