Whenever Passover arrives, I always look forward to a big plate of Matzo Crack for dessert! With layers of salty matzo crackers, homemade toffee, silky vegan chocolate, and sea salt- this recipe turns matzo into a delicious treat.
What is matzo?
Matzo (also spelled Matzah) is an unleavened flatbread that is traditionally eaten over Passover.
On its own, it can honestly be a bit flavorless. However, when it's added to dishes like my Vegan Matzo Brei or Vegan Matzo Ball Soup it can be pretty delicious!
This is the first matzo dessert recipe I've shared and- trust me- it's SO addictingly good. My family never celebrates Passover without it and I truly believe it's the best way to end a Passover Seder!
The best part? This matzo dessert only requires 5 simple ingredients!
Ingredient & substitution notes:
- Matzo: Make sure to choose matzah that is egg-free to keep this dish vegan! If you want to make this chocolate toffee bark gluten-free, just use gluten-free matzah. I always use and recommend Manischewitz brand.
- Chocolate: For this recipe, a semi-sweet or dark chocolate chip works best paired with the sweet toffee.
- I like using Enjoy Life chocolate chips and find they melt really well for this recipe.
- Brown sugar: Light or dark brown sugar works in this recipe. I tend to go with light brown sugar as I like the color of it better.
- Make sure to use a vegan brand as not all sugar is vegan!
- To make this recipe refined sugar-free swap the brown sugar for coconut sugar or maple sugar. I've tried both and they work great!
- Vegan butter: Any brand works, but my go-to is Country Crock or Miyokos for this recipe.
- Flaky sea salt: This is optional, but highly recommended.
- I always use Maldon Sea Salt!
- Chopped pecans: Not shown, but it's my favorite optional topping! I added it to half of the matzo crack I made for a fun twist.
How to make vegan matzo crack
Assemble the matzo
Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Then, assemble the matzo into a single layer on the sheet. It's okay if the edges overlap, but you'll want to break apart a few of the matzo pieces to make them fit.
Set the matzo aside.
Make the toffee & pour it onto the matzo
Add the vegan butter and brown sugar to a saucepan. Stir together until melted.
Cook over medium heat until the toffee is boiling and bubbling. Then, continue cooking the toffee for about 3 more minutes until it gets super thick and frothy.
Remove the toffee from the heat and immediately pour it onto the tray of matzo. Then, use a spatula to spread it out so the toffee evenly coats the matzo.
Bake the toffee matzah
Add the tray of toffee-covered matzo to the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until it is bubbling.
Cover with chocolate & salt
Remove the matzo toffee from the oven and immediately cover it with the chocolate chips.
Let the chocolate chips sit for about 3 minutes to soften and melt. Then use a spatula to evenly spread the chocolate out on top of the toffee.
As a final step, sprinkle sea salt over the chocolate matzo. If you would like additional toppings such as crushed pecans, this is also the time to add them.
Refrigerate & serve!
Add the tray of toffee to the fridge for about 1 hour. Then, remove and break or cut the matzo candy into pieces. Serve & enjoy!
FAQ & Tips:
What other toppings can be added to matzo crack?
While I am always a fan of a classic chocolate toffee matzo combo, there are so many great toppings you can add to this matzah crack.
Rainbow sprinkles are a personal favorite of mine. However, if you're looking for something a bit fancier, chopped pecans, dried cranberries, shredded coconut, or pepitas are all delicious.
You can also swirl some almond butter or peanut butter on top for a fun twist.
Just make sure to add any toppings to the melted chocolate before refrigerating the matzah bark so they stick.
Can I make matzo crack ahead of time?
Definitely! In fact, I recommend it.
After refrigerating it for about 1 hour, remove it and break the matzo into pieces. Then, store the pieces in a closed container between layers of parchment paper in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to serve.
How do I store matzo bark?
I recommend storing the chocolate matzo pieces in a closed container between layers of parchment paper so they do not stick. You can also store it in a plastic bag. They will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days.
I don't recommend freezing this treat as the matzo gets a bit chewy after defrosting and is no longer as crunchy.
I truly can't wait for you to try this sweet & crunchy Chocolate Toffee Matzo Crack! It's vegan, packed with flavor, and the perfect Passover dessert. Enjoy!
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Chocolate Toffee Matzo Crack
- 4 pieces matzo
- 1 cup vegan butter
- 1 cup brown sugar light or dark works
- 12 ounces vegan chocolate chips
- 1-2 teaspoons flaky sea salt use more or less according to preference
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and preheat the oven to 350F. Then, assemble the matzo onto the aluminum covered baking sheet in a single layer. It's okay if some ends or edges overlap. Set aside.
- Next, make the toffee. Add the vegan butter and brown sugar to a saucepan and stir over medium heat. Once melted, continue cooking until the mixture starts to boil and bubble. Continue cooking at a boil for another 2-3 minutes until the toffee turns frothy and thick.
- Remove the toffee from the heat and immediately pour the hot toffee over the matzo. Then, use a spatula to spread it into an even layer.
- Add the tray of toffee-covered matzo to the oven and bake for about 10 minutes until the toffee is bubbling all over.
- Remove the matzo toffee from the oven and immediately scatter the chocolate chips on top. Let them sit to soften and melt for 2-3 minutes. Then, use a spatula to spread the chocolate into an even layer on top of the toffee.
- Finally, sprinkle the sea salt over the melted chocolate. If using additional toppings, this is the time to add them.
- Add the tray of matzo crack to the fridge for about 1 hour to set and harden. Then, remove the matzo from the fridge and break it apart. I prefer to do this by hand so the matzo candy is all different shapes and sizes vs. with a knife. Serve & enjoy!
- Please see the blog post for substitution ideas and more recipe tips!
- I recommend storing the matzah bark pieces in a closed container between layers of parchment paper so they do not stick. You can also store it in a plastic bag. They will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days.
- I don't recommend freezing this treat as the matzo gets a bit chewy after defrosting and is no longer crunchy.
Trish Thomas says
So happy you enjoyed it!
Way too easy to be this good! I had no idea! I may never have leftover matzos again!
Yay so happy you enjoyed- truly is the BEST matzo treat!