5 Sweet Ways to Use Matzo This Passover

Take your unleavened bread to the next level with these fun desserts.

FN Flat Recipe: Matzoh Crack

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Matzo, or unleavened bread, is a staple at Passover seders large and small. An important symbol from the story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt during biblical times, this cracker-like flatbread is commonly used to make savory classics like matzo-ball soup.

However, it can be transformed to make sweet treats, too! We’ve rounded up our top five matzo-based desserts to help you add a creative touch to your Passover seder. Be sure to stock up on two or three extra boxes of matzo while you're at the grocery store — something tells us you’ll want to make these snacks year-round.

Chocolate Toffee Matzo Candy (pictured above)

This yummy treat pairs the crispiness of matzo crackers with a luscious layer of buttery toffee and melted chocolate to give you the perfect sweet-and-salty snack. For even more crunch, sprinkle your candy bits with sea salt.

You don't need a whole lot of time to make these chocolatey ice cream sandwiches. Simply break apart a sheet of matzo, dip the pieces in melted chocolate and freeze! To finish them off, fill each decadent sandwich with creamy vanilla ice cream.

These miniature cakes are packed with matzo meal and tart Granny Smith apple chunks to give you the crispness of fall flavors no matter the actual season. Before baking your tea cakes, top your batter with a generous helping of cinnamon sugar to give each cake a beautiful golden top.


Photo by: Con Poulos

Con Poulos

This recipe pairs matzo cake meal with unsweetened cocoa powder and Kosher potato starch to give you a fun, and unexpected, take on classic red velvet cake.


Photo by: Con Poulos

Con Poulos

Matzo meal and shredded coconut flakes combine to infuse this swirly jam-filled cake with mouthwatering texture. To make the fluffy frosting, you'll use both lemon juice and finely grated lemon zest for double the freshness.

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