How I Survive Passover: Chocolate Toffee Matzah Bites

April 3rd 2015

Passover means different things to many people; bringing families together, revisiting the story of the Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt or teaching young children about sacred traditions. It also generally means enduring eight days of bland kosher for Passover dishes that leave much to be desired.

 

I’m one of Mfa’s foodies and I’m here to share my favorite Passover recipe that will have all of your friends (Jewish and not!) counting down the days until next year’s holiday. Say goodbye to flavorless, over salted meals and tasteless desserts, and hello to this sweet, delectable secret weapon for battling the Passover blues.  Best of all – it is incredibly easy to make, so you can spend more time celebrating with your family and less time in the kitchen.

 

Chocolate Toffee Matzah Bites

INGREDIENTS:

5-6 boards matzah

1 cup (2 sticks) margarine

1 cup packed brown sugar

1.5 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Optional: ½ cup of coconut flakes, sea salt, almond shavings, or any other topping.

PREPARATION:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Cover the entire baking sheet with a single later of matzah – get creative with shapes if you need to fill in some blank spots.

Combine brown sugar and margarine in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves.

Allow mixture to come to a boil – once bubbling, keep boiling for 3 minutes.

Remove mixture from heat and pour (very carefully!) over matzah, using a spatula to smooth

Place in oven and bake for 12-12 minutes, checking regularly to make sure it is not burning.

Once removed from oven, sprinkle the chocolate chips over the caramel layer, allowing them to melt. Once melted, using a knife to spread evenly over the caramel layer.

Add optional toppings, sprinkling them consistently over the chocolate.

Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Once set – break apart into small bites and enjoy!

 

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