Chocolate Covered Matzo

There is absolutely no excuse for my lack of blogging, I’ve done this before too many times. Trust me I still have been eating and cooking but haven’t felt inspired to share.  Until today!

As Passover is coming around the corner, I decided to tackle Chocolate covered Matzo. My friend Holly who is actually not jewish made this one time a couple of years ago when I was still living in New York City. It was so decadent and cured my 3pm chocolate craving at work. I knew I wanted to make it and every year since I had a taste I claimed I was going to make it. Nope, never did. About 4 years later, I’m proud to say I can now make Chocolate Covered Matzo. But to be honest, the site I found this recipe on,  says the recipe is easy to make with your kids, allowing supervision of course. However I won’t let that stop me from enjoying my creation because I’m back. :) (Back to blogging that is!)

Chocolate Matzo

Chocolate Covered Matzo reminds me of a chocolate covered pretzal. During Passover you can’t eat leavened bread, so matzo is a great substitute. Plus, I caramelized the matzo before the chocolate, so its a treat you won’t be able to pass up.

Caramelized Chocolate Covered Matzo Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 boards matzoh
  • 3/4 cup Passover margarine or butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, hazelnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt or sea salt

pecans

Chocolate Covered Matzo Ingredients

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Spray with cooking spray.
  2. Spread the matzohs in the pan in a single layer, breaking them to fit if necessary.
  3. Heat the butter or margarine and brown sugar in a medium saucepan to a boil. Pour evenly over matzoh, spreading with a knife to make sure the matzoh is well covered.
  4. Bake 10-15 minutes, until the caramel is a golden brown. Turn off the oven, and remove the matzoh.
  5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the matzoh. Return the matzoh to the oven. Let it sit in the warm (turned off) oven for 2 minutes. Remove and spread the chocolate evenly with the back of a flat spatula or a knife.
  6. Top with nuts, if using. Sprinkle with kosher salt.

(BTW – David Lebowitz makes a similiar recipe but he adds vanilla and toasts his almonds). I don’t think the vanilla is needed but its worth trying next time around)

When making this recipe, I couldn’t decide between dark and milk chocolate and pecans and walnuts.  I preferred the dark chocolate and pecans over the milk chocolate walnuts.  Not only did the dark taste richer and more decadent, the dark chocolate chips spreaded easier than the milk for some reason.

While making this recipe, I also learned how to make caramel, butter and brown sugar! Who knew?. So next time, your eating caramel, remember its pure sugar and fat. :) I actually had a little extra caramel when making this recipe, so I made caramel chews by pouring it into little circles on a sheet and putting it in the fridge.  It was so good. I have to be careful next time I’m making this recipe and not leave any extra caramel. :)  For the small chance that I do have extra caramel, I may put the extra caramel in some type of fun mold shape.  Caramel Chews!

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31 comments

  1. looks amazing

  2. Will have to try this: I love the combo chocolate-bread and this looks like a great option!

  3. I love chocolate covered matzo! I had a roommate that used to make it and it was wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. I can’t wait to try it on tuesday!

  5. Sounds like the matzo cuts some of the sweetness, contrasting beautifully with the choc and caramelized coating. It looks irresistable.

    • Gabby@FoodChowDown

      It certainly does. Plus with the pecans gives it a sweet and salty experience. I’m looking forward to making my next batch. :)

  6. I love caramel chocolate matzo. Its always a must make in our home this time of year. This Pesach we will be in Istanbul and upset that we wouldnt have our favorite passover treat I made them a week ago for us to enjoy pre passover :) I dont make mine with nuts but that addition sounds wonderful!

    • Gabby@FoodChowDown

      I’m glad you were still able to enjoy chocolate covered matzah eventhough it wasn’t during Passover. It should be made all year round :) I’m planning on making a batch without nuts for the my nephews and non nut lovers this week. :)

  7. The best way to eat Matzah :)

  8. Love the additions to an old favorite! If only I was there to eat some with you…

  9. Gabby, I love this!! I need to tackle this recipe ASAP!

  10. Wow….that looks so delicious and perfect!!!!…loved it…

  11. I’m pushing this post like crazy. haha! I absolutely LOVE this recipe. So easy and so good. I had it made with saltines during the winter holidays. But, matzo has even more crunch to it, which makes me think it’s probably even better. The sea salt…the sweeet chocolate and caramel. Delightful.

    • Gabby@FoodChowDown

      Thanks Kate for pushing this recipe. It helped me get to the top #9. My first time ever making the cut. So I’m very excited.

  12. So wonderful! Didnt know matzo could be sweet : j Thanks for sharing and do keep sharing : j

  13. Yum! These matzo sound amazing!

    • Gabby@FoodChowDown

      Thanks – I had no idea until you said something. This is my first time making the top 9 so I am very excited. :)

  14. Congrats on being # 1 on foodbuzz.com today!

  15. I just finished making it, using this recipe. Absolutely delicious!

  16. Great job Gabby! i will try it or maybe Nicole will.
    Love Aunt Linda

  17. I don’t know why I never made this for the holiday, but looking at your photo has inspired me. Who says Passover can’t be decadent. Thanks for posting!

  18. great idea for passover.

  19. I have to admit I haven’t been posting either. So much to do lately. Although, that is no excuse. I’m sitting here reading blogs, I could be writing one.

    Those look awesome. That really looks like a tasty treat. I used to make somthing similar with crackers and it tasted like toffee. Wish I could remember the recipe. A coworker gave it to me. Anyway, think I might try these little treats.

    Welcome back!

  20. i wish i had seen this over passover! perfect for our seder!

  21. Chocolate Covered Matzo is SOOOO good! It is alot like a pretzel. I bet it would be good with some Nutella too :)

  22. You know what’s tasty? PBR. And lamb. It’s probably my fave meat. In any event, I would love to find out more about the cooking classes you have done, I am thinking about doing one of them myself.

  23. Recently had, salty ginger, rosemary chocolate matzo, soo good

  24. gorgeous photos and mouth watering recipe!

    p.s. love your green ring! :)

  25. Yummm that cake looks so moist and decadent. So glad I found your blog :-)

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