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Matzo Crack {Matzo Brittle}

Matzo Crack is layers of crispy crackers, buttery toffee, and rich chocolate, and a sprinkling of sea salt. Totally addicting and perfect for Passover or really any time!

matzo crack on a cutting board

Matzo Crack

Similar to Christmas Crack or Saltine Cracker Toffee, everyone’s favorite holiday candy, this version is made with Matzo crackers.

All of them have a crispy cracker layer, rich buttery homemade toffee, creamy chocolate and sprinkled with salt to balance out the flavors.

Why this recipe is easier

  • no candy thermometer
  • beginner level so no fancy techniques or equipment
  • the matzo crackers are large so it’s easier to spread them out (4 vs over 30)
  • takes less than 15 minutes hands on time
  • stays fresh for over a week.

Why is it called Matzo Crack?

Because it is totally addicting! Once you take a bite you will understand.

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Ingredients Needed

  • Matzo Crackers
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sea Salt

Matzo – I like to use the salted matzo crackers but feel free to use unsalted if you prefer. If you can’t find them, you can always use saltine crackers.

Chocolate Chips – Mini chocolate chips are easier to spread in my opinion but feel free to use regular chocolate chips. Semisweet are the best!

Butter – I always bake with unsalted butter so I can control the level of salt. If you have unsalted matzo crackers you can use salted butter.

Brown Sugar – Light brown sugar is preferred but use dark brown sugar if that is what you have. Regular granulated sugar won’t make the easy toffee that you need.

Sea Salt – Feel free to use sea salt, Kosher salt (my favorite) or leave it off all together.

How to make Matzo Crack

First: Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spread the matzo out in a single layer.

Second: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter and brown sugar. Heat and when the mixture comes to a boil, start a timer and boil for 5 minutes.

Third: Remove from the heat and gently pour over the crackers. Spread the toffee mixture to cover the entire layer. Bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until the sugar is bubbly.

Fourth: Remove the pan carefully and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the melted sugar layer. Place the pan back in the oven for 2-3 minutes.

Fifth: When the chocolate is soft, remove from the oven and spread the melted chocolate into a single layer.

Sixth: Let the tray cool either at room temperature or in the refrigerator. When the chocolate and toffee are set, break into pieces and store at room temperature until ready to enjoy.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

matzo crack on baking sheet

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What is Matzo?

Matzo, often spelled Matzoh or Matzo is thin, crispy, unleavened (made without yeast) bread. Sold in large thin crackers, it is typically eaten at the Jewish holiday of Passover to celebrate leaving Egypt.

It is made from just flour and water and you can find gluten free, unsalted, and crumbs for matzo meal.

Storage:

This Matzo Crack will last for up to 2 weeks in an air tight container in the refrigerator, if it doesn’t get eaten before then.

Want to plan ahead? Make it and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just store in between layers of parchment paper or wax paper in an air tight container. Eat it cold or bring to room temperature before eating. Your choice!

broken up matzo crack on a baking sheet

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • While the chocolate is melted, top with your favorite nuts
  • Check all product ingredients if sticking to a gluten free or Kosher for Passover diet
  • Spray the baking sheet or foil to keep the toffee from sticking
  • Spread the chocolate and toffee layers with an offset spatula for easier spreading
  • I have not tested this recipe with white chocolate or peanut butter chips but I bet it’s delicious!

If you love this recipe as much as I do, please write a five-star review in the comment section below (or on Pinterest with the “tried it” button – you can now add pictures into reviews, too!), and be sure to help me share on facebook!

pile of matzo brittle with text "matzo crack"

Matzo Crack is super tasty and the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and crunchy. The ultimate treat for Passover and just about any other day of the year.

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Matzoh Candy

Yield: 20 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Matzo Crack is sweet, salty, crunchy, and the perfect dessert for Passover!

Ingredients

  • 4 Matzoh crackers (salted)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 20 ounces of mini chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line your 15x10 pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray.
  2. Lay out your matzoh crackers, salted side up, trimming to fit.
  3. Place the butter and sugar in a heavy-bottomed pan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  4. Boil for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and pour over matzo, spreading to cover all the crackers.
  6. Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until the toffee mixture is bubbly.
  7. Remove from oven and cool for 2 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips over the crackers.
  9. Place pan back in oven for or until chocolate chips are soft.
  10. Remove the pan from the oven and spread the melted chocolate evenly over the whole pan.
  11. At this point, I place the pan in the fridge to make the chocolate set up faster. You can leave at room temp if you like.
  12. When the candy has cooled and the chocolate set, break into pieces and store in an air-tight container until ready to eat!

Notes

  • While the chocolate is melted, top with your favorite nuts
  • Check all product ingredients if sticking to a gluten free or Kosher for Passover diet
  • Spray the baking sheet or foil to keep the toffee from sticking
  • Spread the chocolate and toffee layers with an offset spatula for easier spreading
  • I have not tested this recipe with white chocolate or peanut butter chips but I bet it's delicious!
  • Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 20 Serving Size: 2 ounces
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 2g

    This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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    April R - Uncookie Cutter

    Tuesday 26th of April 2016

    I've had these before and they are so. good. I'm pinning for later, I've never tried to make them (or knew what they were called). So glad you linked up at You Link It, We Make It! Hope to see you back tomorrow!

    chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

    Thursday 5th of May 2016

    Thanks April!

    kim

    Sunday 24th of April 2016

    I bet the matzo is perfect in this! I hope your niece loves her care package and feel free to send one my way! Thanks for linking up at the You Link It, We Make It

    chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

    Tuesday 26th of April 2016

    Thanks for a great party!

    Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah

    Thursday 21st of April 2016

    Loving this idea! I also tend to binge watch seasons instead of doing what I'm (supposed) to be doing. I even re-watch some of my favorite shows when I'm out of something new... and speaking of, you've kind of got me wanting to watch Dexter again. I should whip up some of this candy and get to binging :D

    chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

    Tuesday 26th of April 2016

    I watched Sons of Anarchy for the third time:)

    Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen)

    Wednesday 20th of April 2016

    Oh yeah. That's the stuff. Salty, sweet, and then you went and tossed in the toffee to boot--whoa. Can you be my aunt and send some to me as well as your niece? LOL

    chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

    Tuesday 26th of April 2016

    sure thing!

    Michelle @ The Complete Savorist

    Wednesday 20th of April 2016

    I used to make these with my grandma. Brings back some good memories.

    chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

    Tuesday 26th of April 2016

    Those are the best memories!

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