It’s fun with peanut butter Matzo time! There are so many creative recipes to make out of Matzo. But today I took one of my favorite treats: chocolate peanut butter cups and made them into three yummy chocolate peanut butter recipes: Matzo Sandwiches, Flat Crisps and Birds Nests. Luscious peanut butter filled Matzo squares are coated in melted dark chocolate then frozen to harden into dreamy bites of pb chocolate bliss. Super easy recipes! Celebrate Passover with these healthy-delicious treats!..
I’m sure you’ve seen some sort of chocolate-coated matzo recipe before. Sometimes it is called “Matzo Brittle” – perhaps sprinkled with nuts, caramel or dried fruit. In fact, Chow.com featured a Matzo Brittle recipe this morning – however they added a generous amount of butter to the chocolate.
Instead of butter, I like to add peanut butter! Because what combo is tastier than peanut butter and chocolate?
I made three varieties of treats:
2) A Chocolate Peanut Butter Matzo Sandwich
2) Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirled Flat Crisp (more like the Brittle)
3) Choco-PB Birds Nests
Both recipes were super simple and super delicious! Give them a try!..
Chocolate Peanut Butter Matzo Sandwiches or Flat Crisps or Birds Nests
vegan, makes about 10 sandwiches or 3 large flat crisps
3 Matzo squares (large size – as packaged)
1 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips
2 Tbsp canola oil
pinch of sea salt
2 Tbsp sugar
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1. If you are making flat crisps leave the matzo as is. However, if you are making sandwiches you will want to carefully chop the Matzo into squares. It’s OK if the squares are not perfect – just try to break them into large shapes that match up in some way. If you have lots of leftover Matzo crumbles – you can make a few birds nests.
2. Heat a double broiler and add the chocolate, canola oil, salt and sugar to a stainless steel bowl or pan above th steaming double broiler. Melt the chocolate until creamy – do not burn! When chocolate is melted turn off stove an cover with lid to preserve melted state. Work quickly – as freshly melted chocolate is easiest to dip.
3. To make sandwiches: spread a small amount of peanut butter between two Matzo squares – enough to cover the surface. Then roll the squares in the chocolate – and immeditly place on a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. Repeat until all your sandwiches are completed. If you are making the flat crisps you will be able to swirl the peanut butter right into the chocolate and spread over top the top surface of each matzo square. Also place on the baking sheet. And lastly, if you are makign all – or a few birds nest crisps, crush the Matzo squares and toss right into the peanut butter and chocolate mixture – also add in the slivered almonds. Scoop portions into cupcake liner or silicone baking cups – arrange on baking sheet.
4. For a quick chill – I place my baking sheet in the freezer. your treats should be ready to eat in just about ten minutes – the flat crisps take a tad longer. Yippee!
Enjoy! These treats should be stored int he fridge or freezer until all gobbled up – I’m sure that won’t be too long!