Passover Recipe: Matzah Candy


Vicki’s Matzah Bark Candy from the Women of TRS Cookbookmatzah candy  

by: Vicki Nelson

Ingredients:

matzah (enough to line pan)

12 Oz kosher for Passover chocolate chips

1 C butter (see hint below)

1 C firmly packed light brown sugar

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 F, line cookie pan with aluminum foil
2. Place parchment paper on top of foil
3. Place sheets of matzo, in a single layer, to completely fill the cookie pan, using full pieces first and breaking others to fill in
4. In heavy 2 QT saucepan-over medium heat-bring butter and sugar to a boil, stirring constantly, continue to boil 3 min
5. Pour over the matzo and then use a spatula, if necessary, to completely cover matzo
6. Do this quickly before brown sugar mixture hardens
7. Reduce heat to 350 F and place cookie pan in oven
8. Bake for 12 min, but watch carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn; depending on the oven, it may be done in 10-11 min
9. The brown sugar should be bubbling
10. Remove from oven: sprinkle chocolate chips over hot sugar mixture
11. Wait until chips begin to melt, and then use a spatula to spread the melted chocolate to cover evenly
12. With a sharp knife, score the matzo to the desired size pieces
13. Place entire cookie sheet in the refrigerator until chocolate has hardened, then you can break the matzo into pieces
14. Instead of scoring for squares, you can break into random sizes
15. This recipe freezes well!

Special Utensils:

Large cookie (jelly roll) pan with 1”sides, parchment

Hint: You can use kosher for Passover margarine, but the texture isn’t as good.  Simple to make, it tastes scrumptious and won’t last long!