Matzo Toffee

This recipe has been a go to for many a Passover celebration.  I honestly can’t remember where I found it originally, but each time I make it I get the same reaction, “this stuff is incredible!”  It is a really easy recipe with minimal ingredients that makes a batch large enough to serve an entire room full of Passover-keepers.   

Matzo Toffee (adapted from Once Upon a Chef)

  • 5 lightly salted matzos, preferably Streit’s
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (or more) chopped almonds (I used roasted and salted)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil, making sure the foil goes up and over the edges, and top with sheet of parchment paper.

2. Cover baking sheet with matzos, cutting and piecing together as necessary to fill the entire pan.

3. Make toffee: Combine butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk, until mixture comes to a boil.  Once mixture comes to a boil, continue cooking and stirring for another 3 minutes until foamy and thickened. (Be extra careful — toffee will be very hot!) Immediately pour toffee over matzos and, using a spatula, spread into an even layer.

4. Put the pan into the oven and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the toffee topping is crackled and bubbling all over. Remove pan and place on wire cooling rack on the counter. 

Immediately scatter chocolate chips evenly over top. Wait 3-5 minutes for the chips to soften, then use a thin spatula to spread chocolate into an even layer.

Sprinkle with almonds. Refrigerate until the chocolate is firm, about 45 minutes. Don’t leave it in the fridge too much longer, otherwise it will be hard to cut.

5. Lift foil overhang to transfer matzo crack onto a large cutting board. Using a large sharp knife, cut into 2-inch squares. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and serve cold.

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