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, 


Emily said...

This does look delish and addicting, Rachel! :) So neat that you got to attend a Passover seder, too.

Hope you have a good week!

Elizabeth Jarrard said...

yummmmmm that looks amazing!! i actually adore matzah!

Kasey said...

You always have the best looking desserts! Good luck with the last few weeks of your internship :)

Rachel said...

thanks ladies!
Kasey, I'm excited for this last month. Bariatrics here I come!

MelindaRD said...

I am so glad you got to go to a seder. It sounds like you enjoyed your experience. I love matzo pizza but never thought to do on crackers. I will try next year. This matzo crunch you made looks like the matzo brittle my sister makes. She doesn't eat dairy, so I think she uses smart balance, which then makes it not diary, which is nice if you are in a kosher house. This looks great and I bet it tasted even better.

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