Our Favorite Matzo-Based Passover Desserts

Photography by Ben Yuster

How do you make a decadent passover dessert? It begins and ends with a base layer of Matzo, a crispy, unleavened bread eaten during Passover. We headed to Tel Aviv, Israel, to gain knowledge on Passover baking from Breads Bakery mastermind Uri Scheft. He imparted his effortless wisdom and coveted Matzo recipe in our March/April Issue. Follow our guidelines to find yourself well on your way to making your own epic Passover dessert. 

Step One: Make our recipe from Uri Scheft for Homemade Matzo.
Step Two: Make one of the recipes listed below, three of our favorite recipes found from some of the best baking bloggers out there, with said Matzo. 
Step Three: Enjoy your passover meal! 


Photography, Recipe Development, and Food Styling by Baking a Moment Blog

1. Toffee Crunch Cheesecake

Ever heard of matzo toffee crunch? A candy made from pouring brown sugar caramel over saltine crackers and then coating it in chocolate. Now, imagine that on top of a creamy cheesecake! Allie from Baking a Moment has created a cheesecake everyone will love, no matter the occasion! 

Photography, Recipe Development, and Food Styling by Cathy Roma

2. Toffee Matzo Brittle 

Chocolatey, nutty toffee candy from Cathy Roma (of What Should I Make For) is made with matzo and topped with buttery toffee, melted chocolate, pecans and sea salt. We’re warning you now, this is highly addictive. 

Photography, Recipe Development, and Food Styling by Natalie Levin

3. Traditional Chocolate Matzo Cake 

A twist on the original, this version by Natalie Levin of Lil’ Cookie has 4 layers of matzos dipped in milk and coffee. Filled with generous layers of chocolate cream, with a mousse like texture, this is one matzo cake you will never say no to. 


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