Sunday, April 8, 2012

A special dessert for Passover

I was so excited to be invited over to my friends Harry and Nancy's for the first night of Passover on Friday that I scoured the books for an appropriate Seder dessert.    I knew that there were certain foods that were not appropriate for a Passover celebration and I first had to learn what those were.  I settled on a dessert that filled all the requirements for dinner that evening - a matzah with caramel, dark chocolate and toasted slivered almonds.  All I can say is that this is not a dessert that should be served for Passover alone - it was amazing and easy.  Everyone at the Seder table was delighted with this dessert and it has become part of the Passover celebration for years to come.  

Passover Dessert
2 sticks butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup toasted slivered almonds
1 cup chopped dark chocolate
Pinch of sea salt
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line an 11x17 inch pan with aluminum foil and then with parchment paper cut to fit the pan.  Place matzah's in pan so that the entire pan is full.

Melt the butter and sugar in a sauce pan.  While the butter and sugar are melting toast the slivered almonds in the oven until they just start to brown.  When the sugar/butter mixture gets to a boil stir constantly and then lower the flame and cook for around 5 minutes until it starts to thicken.  Remove from heat and add vanilla and sea salt.  Pour over prepared matzah's and spread thoroughly.

Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes.  Caramel mixture will bubble up and turn darker.  Make sure that it does not burn.

When you remove the pan from the oven allow it to set for a minute.  Put chocolate on the top of the matzah and allow to melt.  Spread with an offset spatula, sprinkle some more sea salt on the top and then the slivered almonds.

Put into the refrigerator and allow to set.

Break into pieces and serve.

The matzah's will last for one week in an air tight container - if they last that long!

Dark chocolate covered matzah's

You can almost taste the caramel!


  1. Wow, yummy. I love it. Great job.

    1. Thank you - they are yummy and addictive - after three days there was not a piece left!