Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pinterest Inspired Wednesday - Toffee Matzoh

For the second week in a row I'm participating in Suz's pinterest inspired Wednesday. Again it's a slight cheat on my part, because I decided what I wanted to make, and then pinned it... but if it's been pinned does it really matter? But onto the fun!
With Passover starting last Friday, I knew I wanted to make some type of dessert to last through the week. I did wind up pinning a few different options, but nothing stood out to me. But I did remember having toffee matzoh before (my college roommate-turned-bridesmaid brought me some once from her grandmother, and my mom made some a few years ago too), so I figured I'd try that out. Turns out, it's one of the easiest things ever to make, so I have a feeling it'll definitely be making an appearance in the future, most likely becoming a Passover regular. Here's the pin, and the recipe with a few of my notes through in.

4 pieces of matzoh
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (plus a little for fun)
Toppings (I used chopped walnuts and sea salt, but you could use whatever you want.)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the matzoh in one layer on the baking sheet.
In a large sauce pan, melt the butter and brown sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly.
This step seemed to take forever (which is why there's double pictures), but it eventually got there.
Once the mixture reaches a boil, continue to cook for an additional three minutes, still stirring, until thickened and just starting to pull away from the sides of the pan.
Remove from heat and pour over the matzoh, spreading an even layer.
Put the pan in the oven, then immediately turn the heat down to 350 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes, watching to make sure it doesn't burn. If it looks like it is starting to burn, turn heat down to 325. After 15 minutes, the toffee should have bubbled up and turned a rich golden brown.
Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle the chocolate over the pan.
Let sit for five minutes, then spread the now-melted chocolate evenly with a spatula.
Add toppings as desired.
Let cool (which again took forever... I wound up putting it into the freezer for a minute or two, which got it done) and break into pieces.
Toffee Matzoh
This wound up being extra delicious, and the perfect candy to be able to snack on throughout passover.

If you were making this, what toppings would you add to your toffee?


  1. mmmm looks yummy! although i am really notorious for burning things so this might not be a good one for me to try! i don't know the rules for passover, but i'd want to put some copped nuts on top of that! :)

    thanks for linking up!!

  2. Yum! I might have to try this recipe!