29 Mar A Season for Matzoh Crack
I’ve done it. My friends have all done it. My family have all done it. In fact, it’s my friends and family that actually make it and offer to me. They scour the stores, find the best deals, and they make it—in their own homes. Who am I to say no? Especially to my Mother-in-Law?
Matzoh Crack. It’s not new on the scene. It’s street name is actually Chocolate Toffee Matzoh. And when I say it’s good, it’s real good. One time a year good.
There are numerous different variations on the recipes, but essentially, they are one in the same. Sure you can add nuts or Heath candy bars on top, but I’m a purist. I like Matzoh, Chocolate and Toffee. In that order.
Following is the tried and true recipe from the Dallas Temple Emanu El cookbook “From Generation to Generation”. It’s the one my Mother-in-Law uses-just imagine her notes from below in the side margins of the cookbook.
Chocolate Toffee Matzos
1/2 # of matzoh (approximately)
1 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
12 ounces chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 cup bits of toffee (optional)
Line jelly roll pan with foil, (I use 2 pans). Fit matzohs in one
layer,covering entire pan. Melt the sugar and butter in a double
boiler, stirring A LOT. Cook until well blended and the mixture can coat the
spoon. I spoon the mixture over the matzoh,and I don’t use a lot because I
want to stretch it over both pans. Since there is still chocolate chips and
toffee to come, it’s not that big a deal. BAKE at 425 for about 4 minutes.
It will be bubbly. Remove from oven. Sprinkle a generous amount of chips
over the toffee and return to oven for about a minute. Remove from oven
and gently spread the melting chips over the toffee. When cool, I sprinkle a
lot of the toffee bits on the matzoh. I always buy extra chips and bits of
toffee. You can also sprinkle pecans for a different taste. I place the
pans in the refrigerator with wax paper over them. When you want, break up
into pieces and place in container. I keep mine in the fridge,when not
eating ,so that the matzoh stays better. You would not want gooey
I highly suggest that you get your hands on a piece of this…find a friend who supplies it-just ask for one bite. You will be addicted.
What are you favorite Passover dishes?