How to Make Matzo Bark Candy (With Cooking Video)

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This delicious treat is called by many names: Matzo Bark, Matzo Candy or Matzo Crack…because you just can’t stop eating it!

How to make Homemade Matzo Bark Candy | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

This treat can be made any time of year, but is a great way to use up some leftover matzo after Passover.

Matzo is an “unleavened bread” that is similar to a great big saltine cracker, and is available in most grocery stores. If for some reason you can’t find it, you can substitute Saltine (soda) crackers instead of matzo in this recipe.

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To Make Matzo Bark Candy You Will Need:

  • matzo
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • chocolate chips
  • chopped nuts (I use pecans and pistachios)
  • flaked salt (or kosher salt) – optional
  • baking sheet
  • aluminum foil
  • parchment paper
  • sauce pan
  • whisk
  • offset spatula

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This delicious treat is called by many names: Matzo Bark, Matzo Candy or Matzo Crack...because you just can't stop eating it!

How to Make Matzo Bark Candy

To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and a sheet of parchment paper. Arrange matzo pieces all over the pan in a single layer. This is a great way to use any broken pieces that you may have. You’ll just want to minimize any gaps between the pieces.

matzo on a baking sheet

In a sauce pan, combine butter and brown sugar.

Cook this over medium heat, whisking continually until the mixture boils and becomes very thick toffee mixture. Remove it from the heat.

Pour the toffee over the matzo and spread it out with an offset spatula.

Bake the matzo for 10 minutes.

matzo with toffee

When the matzo comes out of the oven, immediately sprinkle chocolate chips all over the top.

Wait 3 minutes and spread out the chocolate, using an offset spatula again.

melted chocolate chips on matzo bark

Sprinkle on some chopped nuts and a little flaked sea salt (or kosher salt) all over the top. I did half with pecans and half with pistachios.

matzo bark candy in a pan

Allow the candy to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for 45 minutes.

Cut the candy into pieces and store in an airtight container, in a cool place or in the refrigerator.

Enjoy!

Be prepared to make a second or third batch in no time, because it will vanish in no time!

This delicious treat is called by many names: Matzo Bark, Matzo Candy or Matzo Crack...because you just can't stop eating it!

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Yield: About 24 pieces

How to Make Matzo Bark Candy (With Cooking Video)

This delicious treat is called by many names: Matzo Bark, Matzo Candy or Matzo Crack...because you just can't stop eating it!

This delicious treat is called by many names: Matzo Bark, Matzo Candy or Matzo Crack…because you just can’t stop eating it!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Refrigeration Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • about 4 sheets of matzo
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 2 sticks (1 c unsalted butter)
  • 2 c chocolate chips
  • 1 c chopped nuts (pecans, pistachios, etc.)
  • 1 tsp flaked salt (or kosher salt), optional

Instructions

  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and a sheet of parchment paper. Arrange matzo pieces all over the pan in a single layer. This is a great way to use any broken pieces that you may have. You'll just want to minimize any gaps between the pieces. Set this aside for now.
  3. In a sauce pan, combine the butter and brown sugar.
  4. Cook this over medium heat, whisking continually until the mixture boils and becomes very thick toffee mixture. Remove it from the heat.
  5. Pour the toffee over the matzo and spread it out with an offset spatula.
  6. Bake the matzo for 10 minutes.
  7. When the matzo comes out of the oven, immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips all over the top.
  8. Wait 3 minutes and spread out the chocolate, using an offset spatula again.
  9. Sprinkle the chopped nuts and salt all over the top.
  10. Allow the candy to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  11. Cut the candy into pieces and store in an airtight container, in a cool place or in the refrigerator.
  12. Enjoy!

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