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Matzah Toffee

Hey there! Happy Passover! It is a holy week of Passover, Holy Thursday, and Easter, so I am re-posting this awesome recipe for Matza Toffee. If you need an easy recipe to bring to somewhere or something you KNOW the kids will love, then make this. You won’t be sorry!


 

matzah toffee

Happy Friday and Happy Passover, and Easter weekend.  I am thrilled that this morning I heard lots of birds chirping away…Spring is here. Finally. Yes. Win#1.

I also had a great run, despite having a fight with my GPS watch that I cannot figure out, which you may or may not give a hoot about, but I finished just as the rain started to come down… and it felt like I was having a good day again. Win #2.

And people, I am happy to tell you that I have not one, but two giveaways lined up for the next few months, and I am tha-rilled to share them with you.  Veery exciting! Win #3.

Done winning. It is officially a great day, and I am going to share what will be the downfall of a healthy diet for the rest of the week- since Passover is a week long I will be indulging in lots of Matzah, and this little treat, I like to call in “Matzah Crack” and you will know why…:

matzah toffee

I got this recipe from this version that I make in winter for Christmas, only with the Passover version, I use Matzah. Warning: It is not healthy or lowfat.  But it is homemade. Win#4?

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Here’s the recipe:

Matzah Toffee

Ingredients

  • 6 matzah
  • 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • nuts for sprinkling on top (optional)

Instructions

Line a sheet pan with parchment.

Place the 6 matzah on the pan, laying flat and next to eachother like this:

Set this aside. In a medium, heavy bottomed pan, melt the butter and the sugar on a low/medium temperature until it reaches a thick, brown consistency and the two have come together. About 3 minutes.

Pour this evenly over the matzah. Spread evenly with a rubber spatula.

Place in the 400* oven and bake for 4-5 minutes, until bubbly.

Take out of the oven, and turn it off.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the matzah

And let sit in the off-oven for 3 minutes.

Take out and spread the chocolate in an even layer with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle nuts on if desired.

Cool completely and roughly break into pieces.

Notes

Adapted from AllRecipes

http://hardlyagoddess.com/matzah-toffee/

Do you say matzo? I say matzah. I also say tomayto, not tomahto.  And potayto, not patatah like some Massachusetts folks. {lol}  It’s all good to me.

matzah toffee

Have a wonderful weekend enjoying some Spring weather, and maybe your families and some Easter and Passover fun…

Need some ideas for other Passover recipes, check out my favorite blogs:

My 6 Favorite Bloggers for Passover

 

 

 

My 6 Favorite Bloggers for Passover

My 6 Favorite Bloggers for Passover | Hardly A Goddess

If you don’t know this about me, I celebrate Passover, as I am Jewish. My husband and 4 kids are Catholic. We are what you would call maybe “interfaith” but I like to just call us: Flexible and open-minded. We all like what we do, and appreciate and respect one another’s beliefs. That said, you will note that I celebrate many Jewish holidays right along side the Christian ones. That was how I was raised and also sort of how I am doing it myself.  No matter what religion you are I have found 6 great blogging sites that have great recipes, most of which are for Jewish cooking or kosher cooking. During Passover, I like to find recipes that are  Kosher, easy to make and family friendly/adaptable to non-Kosher eaters.

Passover recipes are easy to come by, just like any other recipes, but to find tried and true, real “family” recipes I have found a few go-to sites that make my inter-faith life so much easier. I can adapt recipes during Passover to fit the lifestyle of my family, who don’t all necessarily have to eat this way but I like to. Here are six of my favorites to pull ideas from, during Passover or any time of year that you are looking for Jewish recipes or cooking:

Kosher on a Budget
I love this blog. It loads kind of slowly sometimes, but she is rich in recipes here and has menu plans (Ahhhhhmen!) specifically for the Passover week in addition to all the time. I love her Crockpot Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls.

Family Friends Food
This one is all about the food. The Overnight Matza Breakfast Bake looks perfect when you are sick of the same old egg and matza, and craving a little sweet. Since it is a UK blog, some recipes are measured in grams instead of (the U.S.) ounces, cups, etc. I consider this is blogging-find!

The Kosher Baker, AKA Paula Shoyer
Not so much the blog, but the book…I borrowed her New Passover Menu book from my library and can I tell you?… I made Passover Crumb Cake muffins(p.88)…yes, muffins! So good and moist- not crumbly. I am in love. I also made her Chicken Scaloppini with Mushrooms (p.81) and I will be making this make-ahead chicken all year! I love that it is designed to make ahead and reheat. If  you need more of these kind of recipes this is for you- and it was so, so good! I highly recommend her recipes!

Kosher for Passover Muffins | Hardly A Goddess

Never mind my finger here…or the Santa muffin wrappers…I told you we are an “Interfaith” household!

Joy of Kosher
So, this blog makes me feel bad about myself. She is amazing and has tons of awesome recipes for all year round, and also for the Matza-driven masses. Tons of cute Seder ideas for kids and other lovely things here. Worth a peek…or 2 hours!

What Jew Wanna Eat
I just like the name of this blog, so I went here and found tons of great recipes to choose from. A fun tone and superb pictures to lead you where you want to find deliciousness! This Matza Ball Chicken Tortilla Soup has me ready to make this NOW! Great food here.

Overtime Cook
All about good food, easy food, and lots of different food. She is a young and accomplished home-cook that has a great take on making family friendly kind of meals. I like the simple ingredient and kid-friendly Passover ideas that this blog offers.

Soooo that is it! I hope you take a peek at some of these sites (and one book!) since I have spent more than a little time looking at them, my Passover menu has already improved! Next year I think I will try a menu plan to pull lots of these ideas from. Have a Happy Passover!