Chocolate Matzoh

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Matzoh in napkin (Afikoman)Seder TableHappy Passover!  The Jewish holiday started on Monday night and continues for a total of 8 nights, in order to celebrate the freedom of the Jewish people from slavery in ancient Egypt.  Although our family is not Jewish, we have close friends who are and they kindly include us in their seder dinner.  The Passover seder is a special dinner that incorporates readings from the Haggadah, which retells the story of the exodus from Egypt and why it is important to remember.  Traditionally, someone hides a piece of matzoh (the afikoman) for the children to find for a prize.  For more information on Passover, click here.

Every year, we look forward to an amazing feast, good wine, and a wonderful time with great friends.  I usually contribute a dessert, which should be made with unleavened flour.  Since matzoh is the symbol of Passover, I think it is quite appropriate to add some chocolate and make it into a delicious, easy dessert!  This recipe is from my dear friend Tami, who got it from a mutual friend, Amy, who has had it at her own family seders for years.

Chocolate Matzoh IngredientsChocolate Matzoh

  • 3 sheets of matzoh
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 12 oz. chocolate chips
  • Chopped nuts (optional)


Place 3 sheets of matzoh on a foil-lined 11 x17 cookie sheet (with sides).  Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil for 3 minutes.  Pour over the matzoh.  Bake at 400 degrees for 6 minutes (or less, depending on your oven).  Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Let stand until chocolate chips soften and spread with a spatula.  Sprinkle with chopped nuts (I like to do half with nuts and half without).  Place in freezer to cool.  Break into pieces and store in an air-tight container.

Enjoy!Chocolate Matzoh 2


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2 Responses to "Chocolate Matzoh"

  • Tom says:


  • Tara says:

    These pictures and description add new appeal to the Passover experience.

    Matzoh can be a challenging flavor to embrace repeatedly but there is no denying the wisdom of adding chocolate to anything!
    Hag Sameach (happy holiday)

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