Caramel Matzoh Crunch

Caramel Matzoh Crunch
Staff Writer
Cynthia Hornig

This four-ingredient recipe turns matzoh into a delicious and sweet treat to snack on. 

8
Servings
309
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4-6 unsalted matzohs
  • 1 Cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, or unsalted Passover margarine
  • 1 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 Cups coarsely chopped chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a large (or 2 smaller) baking sheet completely with foil. Cover the foil with parchment paper.

Line the bottom of the baking sheet evenly with the matzohs, cutting extra pieces, as required, to fit any spaces.

In a 3-quart, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the butter or margarine and the brown sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil (about 2-4 minutes). Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and pour over the matzoh, covering completely.

Place the baking sheet in the oven and immediately reduce the heat to 350 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes, checking every few minutes to make sure the mixture is not burning (if it seems to be browning too quickly, remove the pan from the oven, lower the heat to 325 degrees, and replace the pan).

Remove the baking sheet from the oven after 15 minutes and sprinkle immediately with the chopped chocolate or chips. Let stand for 5 minutes, then spread the melted chocolate over the matzoh. While still warm, break into squares or odd shapes. Chill, still in the pan, in the freezer until set.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
24%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
138µg
20%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Calcium, Ca
163mg
16%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
120mg
17%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
130mg
9%
Water
9g
0%

Caramel Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Caramel Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.