Matzah Toffee Crunch

Materials

What you will need:

  • 4-6 unsalted matzos
  • 1 cup unsalted butter or margarine (butter recommended)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

*you will also need a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and foil, heavy sauce pan and spatula.

Preparation

This is the one way to give your children matzah on Passover that will fight for a seat at the table to eat.

There are so many variations of this fun dessert treat and just as many names - Matzah Crack, Matzah Toffee, Matzah Crunch. Whatever you call it, it is easy and fun to make.

How to assemble:

  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a sheet tray with a layer of foil, then cover the foil with a sheet of parchment. Evenly cover the sheet tray with matzos. Break or cut the matzos into smaller pieces if necessary.
  • Step 2: In a heavy bottomed saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, and a generous pinch of sea salt. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil (about 2 to 4 minutes). Boil for 3 additional minutes and continue stirring constantly.
  • Step 3: Remove from the heat and pour toffee mixture over the matzah. Using a spatula spread evenly across all matzahs. It will harden quickly, so spread mixture as fast as you can.
  • Step 4: Place in oven and reduce heat to 350 degrees F. Bake for 15 minutes, but check to ensure mixture is not burning. If it cooks too quickly reduce heat to 325.
  • Step 5: Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Let stand for five minutes and then spread. Chocolate will melt on its own.
  • Step 6: add any additional toppings you would like at this point. Put in fridge or freezer to set. Once set break up into pieces and serve.

Variation options:

  • Chopped nuts (pecans, pistachios, etc).
  • M&M minis
  • White chocolate drizzle
  • Dried cranberries
  • Sea salt

*really anything your children enjoy can be added to the top of the traditional matzah crack.

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