This is my all-time favourite Passover dessert recipe! Matzo Caramel Crunch…you can check out the other Passover recipes I have on this blog.. look under Passover Dishes in the INDEX I have included 2 recipes that are not for Passover that are very similar!
The first time I made this recipe was in 2005! Now my niece makes this for us every year! I made some & sent it off to Toronto to the family there, I had to ‘taste test’ some & it was delish!
The recipe is MY TRADEMARK MOST REQUESTED ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT CARAMEL MATZOH CRUNCH on epicurious.com. I did change it a bit.
Here is the recipe I make it parve but you can substitute the parve margarine for butter.
3 – 4 matzo sheets …the number depends on the size of your sheet pan.. I use a standard size cookie sheet and use 2 boards & one broken up to fill in the spaces
1 cup Passover parve margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chocolate chips *** you can had more chocolate chips if you want a thicker layer
optional… sliced almonds… sprinkles…white chocolate chips to swirl with the chocolate. kosher salt
Preheat oven to 375f
one lined baking sheet * although I have some new Nordicware gold baking sheets that do not require lining for this
- Lay the matzo sheets flat on the baking sheet filling the bottom completely. Break up sheets as needed to fill in the spaces. Set aside
- In a heavy saucepan, combine the margarine & the sugar. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium-high heat until it boils. Continue boiling for about 3-4 minutes, but stir stir stir It can burn quickly
- Pour the sugar mixture evenly over the matzo… I used a wooden spoon to spread it evenly around and into the corners, a silicone spatula also works well.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 350f then put the tray into the preheated oven. Bake for about 15 minutes. Check it so that it doesn’t burn , you can lower the temperature to 325f if it is getting too brown.
- Remove from the oven
- Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the hot matzo
- Wait 5 minutes then spread the chocolate evenly over the top. While the chocolate is still soft you can add whatever toppings you want, If you want a chocolate/white chocolate swirl then you should add the white chocolate chips at the same time as the other. I do like sprinkling some kosher salt on top of the chocolate.. It is also great to put some ice cream sprinkles on top!
- Let cool by putting the pan into the fridge. When firm break or cut into pieces