The beginning of Passover starts tonight and I thought I would contribute a fun recipe to celebrate the holiday. I am not Jewish, but my husband was born Jewish and we have celebrated Passover in the past, when his Nana was alive. His family doesn’t follow the faith much, but I miss the gathering of relatives and the insight of Jewish history that Passover offers.
Matzoh, the unleavened bread, that is a large part of the Passover dinner is often used in many recipes. Kugel, a savory or sweet casserole, is sometimes prepared with Matzoh or noodles, which incorporates eggs and other flavorings. Matzoh Ball Soup, made with fresh clarified chicken broth and Matzoh Meal dumplings, is another delicious Matzoh experience.
This quick and easy sweet treat made with Matzoh, is great for dessert during Passover or especially afterwards, utilizing the leftover bread. I used an almond butter schmear on top of the Matzoh, followed by a drizzle of semi-sweet chocolate and a sprinkling of smoked almonds for a nice crunch. Smokey Chocolate Almond Butter Matzoh is great as a snack too and you definitely don’t need to be Jewish to fall in love with this recipe.
3 squares Matzoh
1/2 cup almond butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 ounces smoked almonds
(Makes 24 Squares)
1. In a small bowl, combine the almond butter and brown sugar. Place the bowl in the microwave and heat on high for 30 seconds. Stir to combine and dollop on each square of Matzoh.
2. With an offset spatula, spread the almond butter out evenly on the Matzoh. Place the Matzoh on a sheetpan and put in the freezer, while you melt the chocolate. Then, in another small bowl, add the chocolate chips. Microwave the chocolate for 45 seconds, remove and stir. Microwave again for another 30 seconds and stir until smooth.
3. With an offset spatula, spread the chocolate evenly over the almond butter to cover. Rough chop the almonds and sprinkle over the chocolate. Place the Matzoh back into the freezer for 8 minutes to harden slightly.
4. Cut the Matzoh into 8 pieces and serve immediately or put in a bowl to chill to serve later. Enjoy!