Matzoh Crack

This Passover dessert recipe can be found all over the internet, but here’s my version. As one of the worst bakers of all time, I am always totally proud of myself each year when I successfully knock pounds of this stuff out for my family. It’s best kept in the freezer, and can be eaten for months and MONTHS after preparing. I usually triple this recipe to make a neverending supply, and make different variations using peanut butter, sea salt, pistachios, whatever.

Ingredients:

4-6 unsalted matzohs
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter or unsalted Passover margarine (I like Earth Balance buttery sticks)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup coarsely chopped chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a large (or two smaller) cookie sheet completely with foil. Cover the bottom of the sheet with baking parchment — on top of the foil. This is very important since the mixture becomes sticky during baking.

Line the bottom of the cookie 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 to 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°. 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°, and replace the pan).

Remove from the oven 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.

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