Passover is a time of celebration for the Jewish community. It’s a time for families to gather (bicker) around the table, drink four glasses of Manischewitz in one sitting, and feel whole with a bowl of homemade matzo ball soup. However, keeping kosher throughout the duration of the holiday can be boring and lonesome without many of your go-to foods (we’re lookin’ at you, bread).

Matzo might be unleavened, but with a few ingredients we can give it some “chutzpah” during this Peasch.

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Matzo Toffee

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:1 hour
  • Servings:35 2-inch squares
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 4-5 matzos
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Photo by Victoria Pierce
Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and parchment paper. Place matzo on pan.

Step 2

Combine butter and brown sugar in a medium sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Continue whisking until foamy and thickened.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 3

Pour toffee over matzo. Place pan in oven for 10 minutes, or until toffee is crackling and #bubbeling.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 4

Remove from oven, and scatter chocolate chips on matzo. Wait 3-5 minutes for chocolate chips to soften, then spread the magic.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 5

Sprinkle pecans and kosher sea salt. Refrigerate for 45 minutes or until chocolate is firm.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 6

Cut into 2-inch squares. Store these bad boys in an airtight container in the fridge and serve cold.

#SpoonTip: make sure you hide them in the back of the fridge because this sh*t is addictive.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Matzo Puppy Chow

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Servings:8-10
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 9 matzo, broken into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 1

Mix chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in saucepan on low to medium heat until all is melted and no lumps remain. Then add vanilla.

#SpoonTip: feel free to use almond or cashew butter as a substitute.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 2

Add broken up matzo and coat completely.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 3

Put in a separate bowl, and mix in confectioner’s sugar.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 4

Let it take a chill pill, and put it in the fridge for maximum cool down.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Dark Chocolate Matzo Truffles

  • Prep Time:30 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:30 minutes
  • Servings:25-30 balls of glory
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 1-2 matzo, roughly chopped into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
Photo by Victoria Pierce
Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 1

Pour whipping cream into a small saucepan over low heat.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 2

Once at a simmer, add chocolate.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 3

Whisk in butter and chocolate until melted.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 4

Mix in matzo, and chill for one hour in a separate bowl.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 5

Using a tablespoon or melon-baller, create round truffles. Refrigerate overnight.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Pistachio Dark Chocolate Matzo Bark

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:35 minutes
  • Servings:20 pieces of bark
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 4 matzo
  • 2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup pistachios, chopped
Photo by Victoria Pierce
Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with foil, then parchment paper. Place matzo on parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes or until golden.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 2

Sprinkle on chocolate chips. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes, spread the ooey-gooey goodness with spatula.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 3

Top with pistachios.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 4

Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes. Take it out and break it up into pieces. Store in refrigerator.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Chocolate Almond Sea Salt Matzo Bark

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:35 minutes
  • Servings:20 pieces of bark
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 4 matzo
  • 2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup almonds, slivered
  • 1 pinch kosher sea salt
Photo by Victoria Pierce
Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with foil, then parchment paper. Place matzo on parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes or until golden.

Photo by Victoria Pierce
Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 2

Sprinkle on chocolate chips. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes, spread the gooey-ooey goodness with spatula.

Photo by Victoria Pierce
Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 3

Sprinkle almonds and sea salt.

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Photo by Victoria Pierce

Step 4

Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes. Take it out and break it up into pieces. Store in refrigerator.

Photo by Victoria Pierce
Photo by Victoria Pierce