Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ab Fab Matzoh Crunch

My late father bought me this fantastic book by Marcy Goldman many years ago and I use it all the time. In it, she calls this recipe "My Trademark, Most Requested, Absolutely Magnificent Caramel Matzoh Crunch" and she's right. You've gotta try it. It's absolutely the best!

You'll need:
4-6 unsalted matzohs
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a large (or two smaller) cookie sheet completely with foil. Cover the bottom of the sheet with baking parchment — on top of the foil. This is very important since the mixture becomes sticky during baking.

Line the bottom of the cookie sheet evenly with the matzohs, cutting extra pieces, as required, to fit any spaces.

In a 3-quart, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the butter or margarine and the brown sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil (about 2 to 4 minutes).

Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Remove from the heat and pour over the matzoh, covering completely.

Place the baking sheet in the oven and immediately reduce the heat to 350°. Bake for 15 minutes, checking every few minutes to make sure the mixture is not burning (if it seems to be browning too quickly, remove the pan from the oven, lower the heat to 325°, and replace the pan).

Remove from the oven and sprinkle immediately with the chopped chocolate or chips.

Let stand for 5 minutes, then spread the melted chocolate over the matzoh.

While still warm, break into squares or odd shapes. Chill, still in the pan, in the freezer until set.


Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Mmmm. I loved this. There were so many wonderful recipes in this book!

Knatolee said...

I have that cookbook and i LOVE it but I have never tried this recipe. (Young Rachel has though!)

Elisabeth said...

That looks delicious anytime of year!

Marcia said...

I just made meringues. Now you are making me pine for matzoh crunch. Back to the parchment paper!

Addison Dewitt said...

Sure beats a plate of gefilte fish...

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...
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Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Tasty treat with caramel and chocolate.

Wishing you and yours a good Passover.

David said...

This looks deeeelish!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Ronna, I forwarded this recipe to some friends. Their teenage son who wants to become a chef, made these and said they were "Ggrrrreat!!"


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