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posted: 3/20/2013 6:00 AM

Matzo Toffee Bar Crunch

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  • Plain matzo bread morphs into sweet Matzo Toffee Bar Crunch.

    Plain matzo bread morphs into sweet Matzo Toffee Bar Crunch.
    Associated Press


6 sheets matzo (or enough to cover a baking sheet)

1 cup (2 sticks) margarine

1 cups packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cups chocolate chips

Sea salt (optional)

Slivered almonds, toasted (optional)

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

Arrange the matzo in a single layer over the baking sheet. Set aside.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the margarine and brown sugar. Stirring constantly, melt just until incorporated. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour the mixture over the matzo, then bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until deep golden brown and bubbling all over.

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and immediately sprinkle with the chocolate chips. Wait 2 minutes for the chocolate to melt. Using a spatula, spread the chocolate in an even layer. Sprinkle with salt and almonds, if using. Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer until set. Break into pieces, then store in an airtight container.

Serves 18.

Nutrition values per serving: 270 calories, 14 g fat (4.5 g saturated), 36 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 27 g sugar, 2 g protein, 0 mg cholesterol, 125 mg sodium.

Adapted from "Passover Made Easy" by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek (2013 Mesorah Publications)

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