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JEM Maple Toffee Matzo Crack

With layers of matzo, maple toffee, chocolate, pecans, + sea salt

- Matzo Crack is our favorite Passover tradition!


4-5 lightly salted matzos

2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter

1/3 cup JEM Maple syrup

2/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

1 (12-ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 heaping cup chopped pecans (toasted if desired, for maximum flavor)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt flakes or kosher salt


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil, making sure the foil goes up and over the edges, and top with a sheet of parchment paper. Cover the baking sheet with the matzos, cutting and piecing them together as necessary to fill the entire pan.

Make the toffee:

Combine butter, maple syrup, and brown sugar in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk, until the mixture comes to a boil. (If it looks like it’s separating, just keep stirring; it will come together.) Once the mixture comes to a boil, continue cooking and stirring for another 3 minutes until foamy and thickened. (Be extra careful -- the toffee will be very hot!) Immediately pour the toffee over the matzos and, using a spatula, spread into an even layer.

Put the pan into the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the toffee topping is crackled and bubbling all over. Remove the pan from the oven and place on wire cooling rack on the counter.

Immediately scatter the chocolate chips evenly over top. Wait 3 to 5 minutes for the chips to soften, then use an offset spatula to spread the chocolate into an even layer. Sprinkle with the pecans and sea salt.

Refrigerate until the chocolate is firm, about 45 minutes. Don't leave it in the fridge too long, otherwise it will be hard to cut.

Lift the foil overhang to transfer the matzo crack 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.

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