As I told you yesterday, I love Passover dinner. The dessert, not so much. Since the dietary rules for Passover are so strict, it can be difficult to make Passover dessert. There are flourless chocolate cakes and the old honey cake standby but neither of them really excite me. When I stumbled upon this idea yesterday when I was figuring out how to make a brisket, I knew that my prayers were answered. This toffee candy is very similar to something that I make at Christmas (see, I told you we celebrate them all) called Harper’s Surprise. Instead of Saltines, you use matzah. Brilliant. Why didn’t I think of this years ago?
4 Matzah (unsalted)
1 stick of butter
1 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 package chocolate chips
Line a cookie sheet with foil. Arrange the four pieces of matzah on the cookie sheet to fit.
Melt the butter in a saucepan.
Add the brown sugar.
Let the butter and sugar cook until it bubbles and the sugar has melted. Add the vanilla off the heat.
Pour the sugar mixture over the matzah and spread it all over the top.
Bake the matzah in a 250 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
Cover the matzah with the bag of chocolate chips. Put the cookie sheet back in the oven for another 3-4 minutes or until the chips start to melt.
Spread the chips evenly over the top of the matzah.
Doesn’t it look beautiful?
Sprinkle the sea salt over the top. If you don’t want to use salt (I happen to love the sweet/salty combo, but it is trendy) you can top it with nuts, coconut, Heath bar, white chips, whatever you can think of. Dried fruit might be delicious. Hmmm…
You want a pretty generous sprinkling of salt.
Let it chill in the fridge for 2 hours or until it is set. Break it into pieces and you are ready to serve. Can you tell that I had just been on vacation and have yet to get to the store? My fridge looks so sad and empty.
So incredibly delicious. If you are lucky enough to be invited to a Seder dinner, bring these and you will definitely be invited back next year.