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A Last-Minute Passover Dessert for Tonight's Seder (or Any Night)

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Chocolate-covered matzo has been around for quite some time: Covering your matzo in chocolate is no new fad.

But when you start adding a layer of caramel, Nutella, and toasted nuts, you get a more special Passover treat.

Nutty Chocolate Matzo Brittle
Nutty Chocolate Matzo Brittle

This confection is really a cross between chocolate bark and toffee, a nice alternative to the staple flourless chocolate cake that usually makes an appearance for this holiday.

The best part about this low-fuss dessert is that it’s completely customizable. In order to make it parve and kosher for Passover, you can use a dairy-free butter substitute and nix the Nutella. Try experimenting with white chocolate, your favorite nuts, sprinkles, or even some Maldon salt would be really nice.

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Nutty Chocolate Matzo Brittle

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Serves 6 to 8
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 5 sheets of matzo
  • 1 cup unsalted butter or, for a parve dessert, margarine
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 10 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons Nutella (optional; not kosher for Passover)
  • 1 teaspoon Maldon salt

Bring a dish of this treat to your next holiday dinner—Passover or not!—and I promise that you will be the new favorite relative!

What's your go-to Passover dessert? Tell us in the comments!

Tags: passover, passover dessert, chocolate, matzo bark, matzo brittle, chocolate-covered matzo, kosher, kosher for passover