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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Chocolate Matzah Bark with Dried Pineapple and Pistachio Bits
Photo: Liz Rueven

Chocolate Matzah Bark with Dried Pineapple and Pistachio Bits

If baking kosher for Passover desserts is not your forte you might turn to Chocolate Matzah Bark for the easiest sweet treat to hit your buffet. This updated version of the classic is delightfully tropical with chunks of dried pineapple and chopped pistachios. Make it gluten-free and dairy free with easy substitutions to the original recipe and everyone can enjoy this addictive treat all week long.

chocolate matzah passover
photo: Liz Rueven

When Marcy Goldman’s recipe for chocolate matzah bark first appeared in 1986, everyone with a hankering for chocolate went wild for it. Immediately dubbed Matzah Crack, Matzah Bark, Matzah Brittle, Chocolate Toffee Matzah, Matzah Crunch… it had lots of handles but the one thing everyone agreed on was that one bite was never enough. 

chocolate matzah dessert passover
photo: Liz Rueven

 

The recipe is so simple that even the baking challenged can nail it. It doesn’t require a candy thermometer or a double boiler or any special equipment. Best of all, it easily allows for customized switch-in’s like dried cherries, pomegranate arils, or sliced dried bananas.

blueberry flake salt
photo: Liz Rueven

Eliminate the nuts altogether or replace pistachio bits with readily available slivered almonds, chopped walnuts or peanut bits.  Dust it with some flake salt for that coveted sweet/salty contrast. I found blueberry salt in my cupboard and used it for it’s unusual color. I’ll pass on that when it’s actually Pesach.

For a gluten-free and dairy free version use gluten-free matzah and dairy-free semi- sweet chocolate chips.

Recipe based on Marcy Goldman’s Matzoh Buttercrunch, A TREASURY OF JEWISH HOLIDAY BAKING, 2009

chocolate matzah bark Passover
Photo: Liz Rueven

 

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