Bet you thought I fell off the blogging wagon already, but here I am! And you should be glad I am because I’m sharing with you a magical thing some call “crack,” and my mom opts to call it the more politically correct “matzah munch.”
A few days ago, while searching for new job postings online, I came across the recipe for this magical combination of simple edibles. (Don’t ask, I have no clue how searches for “writer,” “marketing,” and “social media” came up with this recipe. You’re gonna have to talk to Google about that one!)
I had never made it myself, but I was pretty sure this was the magic that first touched my lips a few months ago. Looking at the recipe, it looked like the triple threat of salt, sugar, and chocolate which typically translates to good things in my book. Plus, with such simple ingredients and a quick start-to-finish, how could I resist?
4-5 lightly salted matzah (or saltine crackers)
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
12 oz chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Arrange matzah in a single layer on baking sheet, breaking it into smaller pieces when necessary. Set aside.
Stirring constantly, combine butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When the mixture comes to a boil, continue to cook it for a 2-3 more minutes – still stirring constantly – “until thickened and just starting to pull away from the sides of the pan” (Source: the Kitchn).
Remove from heat and immediately pour over matzah, using a spatula to spread evenly. Put baking pan in the oven and immediately reduce heat to 350°.
Bake for 15 minutes. (Note: If toffee starts to burn, feel free to reduce oven temperature to 325°.) The newly toffee-ed matzah will now look bubbly and golden brown.
Remove from oven and immediately spread chocolate chips on top. Let this sit for 5 minutes, or until the chocolate is melted enough to spread. Sprinkle sea salt on top (optional).
Allow the entire pan to cool completely. Break into pieces. Enjoy. Share. Prepare to make more. :P