CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Passover is near and these tasty treats will help you celebrate. Nancy Parent, Owner of Tiers of Joy in Ludlow shows us how to make Chocolate Salted Caramel Matzo Crackers.
Chocolate Salted Caramel Matzo Crackers
4-5 lightly salted matzos (if you can’t find “lightly salted” or are using other salted crackers, omit some or all of the sea salt)
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter or Passover margarine
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 (12-ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 heaping cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon sea salt flakes or kosher salt
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Line a rimmed baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil, making sure the foil goes up and over the edges, and top with sheet of parchment paper.
-Cover baking sheet with matzos, cutting and piecing together as necessary to fill the entire pan.
– Combine butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan.
– Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk, until mixture comes to a boil. (If it looks like it’s separating, just keep stirring; it will come together.)
– Once mixture comes to a boil, continue cooking and stirring for another 3 minutes until foamy and thickened. (Be extra careful – it will be very hot!)
– Immediately pour caramel over matzos and, using a spatula, spread into an even layer.
-Put the pan into the oven and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the caramel topping is crackled and bubbling all over.
-Remove pan and place on wire cooling rack on the counter. Immediately scatter chocolate chips evenly over top.
-Wait 3-5 minutes for the chips to soften, then use a thin spatula to spread chocolate
-Sprinkle with pecans and sea salt.
-Refrigerate until the chocolate is firm, about 45 minutes. Don’t leave it in the fridge too much longer, otherwise it will be hard to cut.
-Lift foil overhang to transfer matzo crackers onto a large cutting board. Using a large sharp knife, cut into 2-inch squares. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and serve cold.