Looking for a special gift to bring to a Passover Seder? Try this delicious, easy Matzo Caramel Almond Crunch. It’s an addictive treat, especially during Passover when no cake or cookies are eaten. It’s also fantastic made with graham crackers instead of matzo – for any holiday treat.
This treat is famous in the Montreal crowd and beyond since its invention by Marcy Goldman, author of A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking. In fact, it’s her trademark recipe. And it should be. Caramel toffee married with chocolate over a crunchy matzo crust. Perfect. The only thing I added was some chopped salted roasted almonds. Once you have the basics, though, lots of variations are possible.
The whole dessert only takes about 30 minutes to put together and then another 30 minutes to harden. With only 5 ingredients, it’s a pretty simple thing to make. And a great make-ahead gift. I like to put it in little gift (‘loot’) bags to give out after the Seder at Passover. Make lots – everyone loves it.
- Use any roasted nuts instead of almonds such as pistachios or hazelnuts
- Add some coconut or lime zest
- If you don’t add nuts (or if nuts aren’t salted), sprinkle on some good sea salt (really good!)
- Use graham crackers instead of matzo for a non-Passover treat
- Swirl some melted white chocolate over the top after spreading on the chocolate chips.
You might also like this recipe for Passover (or anytime!):