Caramel Matzoh Crunch

Last week I attended my first Passover seder.  With wonder I nibbled the sweet charoset, fell in love with homemade unleavened bread, gasped on a spear of fresh horseradish, and recited the 10 plagues while flicking drops of red wine onto the seder plate.  I received an intellectual and gastronomical education, for which I am most grateful.  I brought this easy matzoh dessert.  Perhaps they lacked the elegance and tradition of the other elements, but these crunchy squares proved dangerously addictive.  Beware. 

Absolutely Magnificent Caramel Matzoh Crunch
Recipe from Marcy Goldman via Epicurious
4-6 unsalted matzohs
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup coursely chopped chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate
  1. Preheat oven to 375.  Line large cookie sheet with foil.  Cover with baking parchment-on top of the foil. (Mixture becomes sticky during baking.)
  2. Line bottom of cookie sheet evenly with the matzohs, cutting extra pieces to fit any spaces.
  3. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil (about 2 to 4 minutes).  Boil for 3 minutes, stirring.  Remove from heat and pour over matzoh, covering completely.
  4. Place baking sheet in oven, immediately reducing heat to 350.  Bake for 15 minutes, checking often to make sure mixture is not burning.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle immediately with chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.  Let stand 5 minutes, then spread the melted chocolate over matzoh.  
  6. While warm, break into squares or odd shapes.  Chill in freezer, still in pan, until set.
Later in the week, my roommate and I discovered that matzoh crackers also make for easy mini pizzas.  Have you tried it?  Hurry and buy it, while it is on sale!  : )

Wishing you a fabulous week, 

5 Week Countdown

Only five more weeks until completion of the dietetic internship!  This week I'm back at the hospital to start rotation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; I'm very excited to see the little ones.  Coming next is bariatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital.   As classes finish and rotations draw to an end, I try to disentangle from the flurry of work and appreciate the mentors, professors, colleagues, and friends who have made the Tufts Dietetic Internship such a fabulous experience thus far.

Pictured above: Winter has finally switched to spring, so I'm changing up my lunchtime routine to fresh salad.
What are you packing for lunch these days?
Best of luck to Molly, Melissa, and all my other friends who are running the Boston Marathon tomorrow!

Disclaimer. I am not a Registered Dietitian yet. I provide nutrition information intended for the general public, not for the treatment of a specific medical condition. I try to use scientific research and reliable sources when forming my opinions and messages.
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