Thursday, April 24, 2008

Passover Treat: Caramel Matzah Crunch

The absence of regular flour for 8 days means Passover desserts require creativity. It's easy to tire of the same old sponge cakes, macaroons and meringues, but one dessert I never get sick of is my mom's caramel matzah crunch.

Butter, sugar and chocolate- what's not to love!

Ingredients:

  • a few sheets of matzah
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil and then parchment paper on top.
  3. Arrange matzah in a single layer on the parchment.
  4. To make caramel, place butter and brown sugar in a medium sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Once it is bubbling, let cook for 3-5 minutes while constantly stirring so the mixture doesn't burn.
  5. Pour caramel over the matzos as evenly as possible.
  6. Reduce oven to 350 and bake for approx. 10 minutes, checking that the caramel doesn't burn.
  7. Remove from the oven and sprinkle chocolate chips on top, which will melt from the heat.
  8. Once the chocolate has melted, spread out with a spatula to even it out.
  9. Chill until the chocolate and the caramel are set and then break into pieces to serve.

Optional:

  • drizzle with white chocolate
  • sprinkle ground almonds or other nuts on the warm chocolate

PS- I get to eat bread in 3 sleeps! Yay!!!

2 comments:

amy korngiebel said...

this looks amazing. thanks for the recipe.

Kids Learn @ Kiboom Daily said...

You had us at Caramel!

We love this recipe for kids (and for ourselves), so we shared it on our site!

all the best,
Sherry + Wendy @ Kiboomu