Today I videoed Voices Magazine Food Columnist and reviewer Sue Epstein in her latest episode of Sue's Cool-inary Show – creating a yummy Passover snack for the family. The show can be seen on VOICES TV at http://voices-magazine.com/voices-videos.php?id=119. Meanwhile, here's the recipe for everyone to follow.
Caramel Matzah Crunch
A terrific snack for the kids! No matter how much of this you make it won’t be enough.
6 pieces regular matzah
1 cup (250 ml.) unsalted butter or margarine
1 cup (250 ml.) packed brown sugar
2 cups (500 ml.) chopped semi-sweet chocolate
1 envelope vanilla sugar or 2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C.) Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Cover this with baking parchment. This is very important because the mixture becomes sticky during baking. Break matzo into approximately 2” pieces and arrange in a single layer on foil. Don’t worry if it overlaps. Place butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Do not stir. Cook a few minutes or until mixture comes together and does not look oily. Remove from heat and add vanilla sugar or flavoring. Pour mixture over the matzah. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until mixture is bubbling. As soon as matzah comes out of the oven, sprinkle with chocolate. It will melt from the heat of the matzah. After 4-5 minutes, spread chocolate as evenly as possible. Chill until the chocolate and the caramel are set.
Notes: If you have a Pesach food processor, grind the chocolate fine before sprinkling on the matzah and don’t spread it.
You can also use chopped, toasted almonds (sprinkle on top as chocolate sets).
You can learn more about this recipe on Sue's Cool-inary Show, http://voices-magazine.com/voices-videos.php?id=119 .