Chocolate Toffee Matzo Crunch

neil bougourd | 25 March, 2021

            Chocolate Toffee Matzo Crunch

  • 4-6 unsalted matzos (use gluten free matzo crackers to make this recipe gluten free)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (use dairy free chocolate for pareve/vegan)
  • 2 tbsp chopped pistachios (or your favourite Passover-friendly nut - optional)
  • Sea salt


Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a sheet tray with a layer of foil, then cover the foil with a sheet of parchment. Evenly cover the sheet tray with matzos. Break or cut the matzos into smaller pieces if necessary. 

In a heavy bottomed saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, and a generous pinch of sea salt. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil (about 2 to 4 minutes). Boil for 3 additional minutes and continue stirring constantly.

Remove from the heat and pour the toffee mixture over the matzos. 

Use a spatula to spread evenly across the entire surface of the matzo. Make sure you spread it out fairly quickly or it will start to get sticky and become harder to smooth over.

Place the baking sheet in the oven and immediately reduce the heat to 350 degrees F. Bake for 15 minutes. Check frequently to be sure that the mixture is not burning. If it appears to browning too quickly, remove the tray from the oven and reduce the heat to 325 degrees F, then replace the tray when the temperature drops a bit.

Once 15 minutes have passed, remove the matzos from the oven and evenly sprinkle the chopped chocolate chips over the top.
Let stand for 5 minutes, then spread the chocolate over the matzo.
Sprinkle the chopped pistachios and a light sprinkle of sea salt over the top of the melted chocolate.
While the matzos are still warm, break them into smaller squares or pieces.
Place in the freezer until the topping has set. Serve straight from the freezer, chilled, or at room temperature ).