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Toffee Matzo Brittle (aka matzo crack), is topped with toasted coconut and pecans is stacked on top of a wood board.
Toffee Matzo Brittle
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Resting Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Toffee matzo brittle,(aka matzo crack) is crispy matzo layered with caramel, chocolate, pecans, and coconut in this delectable (and highly addictive) Passover treat.

Course: Specialty Desserts
Cuisine: Jewish
Keyword: matzo brittle, matzo crack
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 620 kcal
  • 5 matzo crackers (6 x 6 inches each)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 8 oz unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips, (or chopped chocolate)
Optional Toppings
  • 1 cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes, toasted
  • smoked sea salt
  • white chocolate
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a half sheet pan with non stick foil. Lay the matzo in a single layer on the sheet pan, breaking the pieces as needed to fit.

  2. In a small saucepan combine the butter and sugars and cook over high heat, stirring frequently. Once the butter has completely melted, cook an additional 2-3 mins, stirring constantly. Stir in the salt.
  3. Using a wooden spoon or a heat resistant spatula, quickly spread the caramel evenly over the matzo, covering completely.
  4. Bake for 15 mins. As soon as you pull the pan out of the oven, scatter with the bittersweet chocolate. Let stand undisturbed for 5 mins.
  5. Use a spatula to smooth the chocolate over the caramel evenly. Sprinkle with pecans and toasted coconut. Press lightly to adhere. Cool to room temperature or pop into the refrigerator to set. Break into pieces to serve.

Recipe Notes
  • Nonstick foil wrapped over your sheet tray is a lifesaver and makes for super easy clean up.
  • Don't overcook the caramel on the stove top as it will finish cooking in the oven.
  • Have all of your toppings ready to go before your sprinkle the chocolate over the caramel. You want to be sure the chocolate is very melty so the toppings adhere.
  • If coconut isn't your thing, no problem, just leave it off. You can go with just the nuts, or even a simple sprinkle of sea salt, or call it a day with just the chocolate topping.
  • Another topping twist is to swirl a handful of white chocolate into the melted chocolate. Just use the back of a spoon to create decorative swirls without over-blending.
  • Can't wait to try? Pop the whole tray in the refrigerator to speed up the setting time.
Nutrition Facts
Toffee Matzo Brittle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 620 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 493mg21%
Potassium 284mg8%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 715IU14%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.