{Guest Post} Chocolate Covered Toffee Matzo

Happy Friday everyone! Today we are ending our week long Passover food celebration with what else, than dessert! One of my fav bloggers, Melanie from Fast Food to Fresh Food has made a delicious sweet treat that is perfect for the end of Seder. Seriously…chocolate + Matzo, need I say more?

I have “known” Melanie even before she started her blog and I absolutely LOVE it! Her mission is to turn her family away from easy to get fast food to fresh home cooking! So please say to hi to Melanie and give her some love :)

Also, if you missed our Passover posts throughout the week, be sure to check back next week and I will do a roundup of all the Passover friendly recipes.

Hello Everyone!  I’m Melanie at From Fast Food to Fresh Food, and I’m so excited that Samantha asked me to participate in Matzo Week!  Passover is my absolute favorite time of year.  Not only do I adore the ritual of our Congregational and family Seder, but I also love the ridiculous amount of preparation it takes to pull the week off.  Yep.  I admit it.  I LOVE Pesach and all the cleaning, planning, cooking, baking, praying and singing that go right along with doing it right. Like many cooks of my generation and generations past, I spend weeks dreaming about my friends and family sitting around our table and enjoying an evening filled with tradition.

Part of our tradition is ending the evening by eating delicious dessert.  I know, I know… isn’t this everyone’s tradition?  Well, you try doing it without any leavening.  Not so easy…. And there’s only so much flourless chocolate torte that one family can eat year after year.

That’s where Chocolate Covered Toffee Matzo comes in!  How fitting is it that Samantha, Amy, Sarah, Susan and I can end Matzo Week with this delicious treat.  It’s super-duper easy to make, and everyone loves it!  This is so good that I could barely grab it out of the hands of my family to snap some photos of it.  And it’s not even technically Passover yet—can you say that about many other Matzo filled food?  I don’t know about you, but when I think about “delicious”, Matzo isn’t at the top of my list.  I love the tradition of it, but I’m not such a big fan of the cardboard taste/consistency as well as its…uh…propensity to…er… bind things up?  You Members of the Tribe *know* what I’m talking about here.  Back me up. (pun intended).

Chocolate Covered Toffee Matzo

*To be truly Kosher for Pesach, make sure that your ingredients are marked as Kosher for Passover- especially if you are serving to guests that are observing. Don't assume that things like nuts are automatically Kosher for Passover because many times they are processed and they are not.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 Matzo boards
  • 1 package of chocolate chips (12 oz)
  • ½ cup toasted nuts like pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare a small cookie sheet by generously lining it with a piece of parchment. (Tip: Use a cookie sheet that has a "lip" or edge so that the toffee doesn't spill over the sides when you cook it later) Place the matzo boards on top of the parchment. You will likely need to break at least one of the matzo boards into pieces to fill most of the space on the cookie sheet.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar, stirring constantly, over medium heat. When it reaches a light boil, reduce the heat to medium low and cook for an additional 3 minutes making sure to keep stirring constantly. Be very careful not to burn the mixture.
  3. Carefully pour the toffee mixture evenly on top of the matzo boards. If necessary, spread the mixture around so that all areas of the boards are coated. Place the cookie sheet in the oven and cook for 4 minutes. The toffee will be very bubbly when it comes out of the oven.
  4. Working quickly, evenly pour the chocolate chips on top of the toffee mixture. Place the whole cookie sheet back in the oven for another 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven, and set aside for 5 minutes. This will allow the chocolate some additional melt time. This would also be a good time to get the nuts ready!
  5. Next, spread the melted chocolate over the toffee mixture making sure to coat all the matzo boards. Then, evenly sprinkle the nuts over the chocolate. Lightly press the nuts into the chocolate ensuring that they stick.
  6. Place the entire cookie sheet into your refrigerator and allow it to harden. This takes at least an hour or two. Break into pieces and serve! Stores best in the refrigerator- assuming there's any left!
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