Recipe: Chocolate Caramel Matzoh Crunch

April 18, 2011

Monday night starts the Jewish holiday, Passover, a.k.a. one of my least favorite Jewish food holidays (though I suppose Yom Kippur tops the list since you’re required to fast!). We’re having 16 people here for this first night ‘seder’ where we’ll do a brief service
– very brief — and dig in to lots of food made without leavened bread. It’s basically going to be a week on a low-carb diet minus the matzoh. You can read all about keeping what’s called Kosher for Passover here, my suggestions for keeping it here, and a fam recipe for sweet potato pie topped with marshmallows (yum!) here.
And, here’s another recipe coming your way… for Passover dessert… or snacks!!  I am not a fan of the pre-made desserts so for tomorrow, I’m making this little ditty. It’s mostly appealing because it requires you to make caramel, something I’ve always wanted to do. Here’s yours truly in action:
This dessert –  a chocolate caramel matzoh crunch —
actually cooling now in the fridge so I’ll update this post with the final photo Monday morning.
 The recipe is taken from one recently in the Palm Beach Post by a local pasty chef,
Marla Bernstein of Marla’s Sweet Treats. To Marla: thank you!
{Ingredients}
Approx. 8 pieces of matzoh
2 cups of butter (4 sticks; heart attack, I know!)
2 cups brown sugar, packed firm
2 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
foil
parchment paper

optional to top it: pinch of sea salt, almonds or other treat. 

{Directions}
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line sheet pan with foil; put parchment paper on top. (Ok without foil, I think)
Place matzoh in a single layer on the parchment.
In a sauce pan over medium high heat, melt butter and brown sugar until melted and boiling.
Boil 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly with wooden spoon.
It should look like frothy caramel.
Very carefully remove from heat and pour of matzoh.
Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes, checking to make sure it’s not burning. Rotate once.
Remove from oven. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let stand 5 minutes and then spread chocolate.
Chill finished matzoh in refrigerator until chocolate sets.
Break in large chunks.
ENGULF…. err, ENJOY! :)
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  • Tara @ Haute Lunch

    Yeah…I'm about 99.9999% positive this is insanely delicious! What a great, simple recipe as well! I love making caramel/candy in general! Maybe I will make this for my good friend, Rebecca, who observes Passover, but doesn't really know how to cook (probably not a great combo for this week). Nice watch, by the way. ;)

  • Taylor Irena

    hey girl! your blog is so fun and im always exited to see what you are posting on next. i have awarded you with the versatile blogger award! go check it out on my blog :)

    taylorirena.blogspot.com

  • ilene @ muchloveilly

    whoa caramel and chocolate?!!! that looks incredible!!!

  • {be merry} kate

    Oh! I've had something similar to this in college… we called it chocolate pizza. Melted butter poured over saltines with melted chocolate on top! I MUST try this recipe! Addicting!

    *kate

  • Alyson

    Tara: you def. have to make this for Rebecca; she will LOVE IT!!!

    Taylor: I am crazy thankful that you found me, and honored me. Heading your way!

    Ilene: YUM!

    Kate: how did I never discover chocolate pizza while at UF? Man! This definitely works well. It's dangerously good. Hope it makes it 'til tonight. :)

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