Caramel Matzah Crunch

MHL 3.24.13 002

Well, tis the season of Passover! My Aunt used to make & mail this to us every year until finally she was like, lemme just send YOU the recipe and you can make it yourself!  So, of course, in my natural fashion, I doctored it up and made variations of this MY WAY!  Without fail it never makes it past 2 days bc it is SO DAMN DELICIOUS!  Away we go:

You will need:

6 pieces of whole matzah

1 cup unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups brown sugar firmly packed (you can also use 1/2 light brown sugar)

1 1/4 cups chocolate chips

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line two large cookie sheets with foil and also with parchment paper. Line the matzah evenly on the cookie sheets.  You may have to break some of it in half to cover the cookie sheet, but try to keep it together as much as possible.

2. In a saucepan, combine the butter & brown sugar & vanilla.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil, abt 2-4 mins.  Boil for 3 mins, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and pour over the matzah, covering completely.  Place cookie sheets in oven and reduce heat to 350 degrees.  Bake for 15 mins, checking every few minutes to make sure it isn’t burning.  If it’s browning too quickly, remove pan from oven, lower heat to 325 degrees & replace cookie sheet.

3.  Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with the chocolate chips.  Let stand for 5 mins, then spread melted chocolate over the matzah.  Then place the cookie sheets in the freezer to set.

4. I let it set overnight, then break into pieces.

VARIATIONS:

I pour the caramel over all the matzah and leave just some with that on it.  Sometimes I sprinkle some salt on it too bc salted caramel is my weakness!  I also mix up using semi-sweet chocolate chips, or dark chocolate and white chocolate chips.  After I spread the melted chocolate, I will also sprinkle chopped walnuts, slivered almonds, or chopped pecans  on it.

Believe, there won’t be a crumb left!  Enjoy!

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