Chocolate Toffee Matzo Crack

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With layers of matzo, crunchy toffee, chocolate, and sea salt, matzo crack is an absolute must for Passover!

Matzo Crack

If you like Heath bars, you’ll love this homemade chocolate toffee candy. It’s made with matzo, a Jewish cracker-like flatbread, and called crack because it’s so hard to resist. (Get it? Crack-ers.) Matzo crack is a dessert staple during Passover at our house, along with chocolate chip meringues, coconut macaroons, and flourless chocolate cake.

Originally created by cookbook author Marcy Goldman of Better Baking, matzo crack is the Jewish version on crack candy (or Christmas crack), which is made from saltines. Both recipes have a crispy, flaky cracker layer topped with buttery toffee, melted chocolate, nuts, and sea salt. And the best part is that it’s easy to make – no candy thermometers, special equipment, or tempering of chocolate required.

How To Make Chocolate Toffee Matzo Crack

ingredients for matzo crack

Begin by arranging the matzos in a single layer on a baking sheet.

matzo arranged on baking sheet

Make the toffee: Combine the butter and brown sugar in a saucepan.

butter and brown sugar in sauce pan

Bring to a boil.

boiling toffee

Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until foamy and thickened, about 3 minutes.

foamy boiling toffee

Pour the toffee over the matzos and spread into an even layer with an offset or rubber spatula. Be very careful – it’s very hot.

spreading toffee over matzoBake in the oven until bubbling all over, 8 to 10 minutes.

boiling toffee on matzo

While it’s still hot, scatter the chocolate chips over top and let sit for a few minutes to soften. Then, use a spatula to spread the chocolate into an even layer.

spreading chocolate chips over toffee

Sprinkle with chopped pecans and sea salt.

sprinkling with nuts and salt

Refrigerate until firm, about 45 minutes, then transfer to a cutting board and cut into squares.

cutting matzo crack into squares

Eat and enjoy or give as gifts.

Matzo Crack

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Chocolate Toffee Matzo Crack

With layers of matzo, crunchy toffee, chocolate, and sea salt, matzo crack is an absolute must for Passover!

Servings: 35 2-inch squares
Total Time: 1 Hour


  • 4-5 lightly salted matzos (preferably the Streit's brand - see note below)
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)
  • 1 heaping cup chopped pecans (toasted if desired, for maximum flavor - see note below)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt flakes or kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil, making sure the foil goes up and over the edges, and top with a sheet of parchment paper.
  2. Cover the baking sheet with the matzos, cutting and piecing them together as necessary to fill the entire pan.
  3. Make the toffee: Combine butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk, until the mixture comes to a boil. (If it looks like it’s separating, just keep stirring; it will come together.) Once the mixture comes to a boil, continue cooking and stirring for another 3 minutes until foamy and thickened. (Be extra careful -- the toffee will be very hot!) Immediately pour the toffee over the matzos and, using a spatula, spread into an even layer.
  4. Put the pan into the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the toffee topping is crackled and bubbling all over. Remove the pan from the oven and place on wire cooling rack on the counter. Immediately scatter the chocolate chips evenly over top. Wait 3 to 5 minutes for the chips to soften, then use an offset spatula to spread the chocolate into an even layer. Sprinkle with the pecans and sea salt. Refrigerate until the chocolate is firm, about 45 minutes. Don't leave it in the fridge too much longer, otherwise it will be hard to cut.
  5. Lift the foil overhang to transfer the matzo crack onto a large cutting board. Using a large sharp knife, cut into 2-inch squares. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and serve cold.
  6. Note: I love Streit’s lightly salted matzos for this recipe but any brand will work. If you can only find regular salted matzos, cut back or omit the sea salt at the end. If you can't find matzos, substitute Saltine crackers and omit the salt. You'll need enough to cover the entire sheet pan.
  7. Note: It's a good idea to toast the nuts for maximum flavor but, truth be told, I never bother.
  8. Freezer-Friendly Instructions: The toffee can be frozen for up to 3 months: Place the toffee in an airtight container. It can be eaten directly from the freezer or, if you’d like, remove the toffee from the container and let it come to room temperature.

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Reviews & Comments

  • I used saltines and halved the recipe. 1 stick of butter and 1/2 cup dark brown sugar (I love maple flavor). On a whim, on a few crackers I added raisins and dried fruit for chew. Loved it!!

    • — Linda G. on April 23, 2020
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  • Extremely easy to make and quickly became a family favorite. Now I just need to figure out what to use instead of Matzo the other 51 weeks of the year….

    • — AJ on April 18, 2020
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  • I also add raisins and/or slivered almonds

    • — Robin on April 15, 2020
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  • I’ve made this for years and I love your recipes. Today I made it to clean out the cupboard. While I wouldn’t recommend my method I emptied used brown sugar that was dried and leftover from 2 separate bags. My semisweet chocolate chips got had a white tint. (I think that’s called a bloom.) I literally used whatever was in the cupboard which made 2 kinds. Semisweet chocolate with chopped walnuts and white chocolate with cranberries and pistachios. All came out delicious… I share this just to say… The recipe is forgiving, flexible, and awesome. (I love pecans — wished I’d had some to use.)

    • — lisa on April 14, 2020
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  • I made this for (virtual) Passover 2020! It was SO easy and delicious. We hid it from the kids so there would still be some for the end of the seder. Well, the kids should have hidden it from us parents. My husband and I kept sneaking a square here and there. Come seder time, there wasn’t even one matzah sheet worth of the crack/brittle.

    • — Michellene on April 12, 2020
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    • LOL – glad it was a hit!

      • — Jenn on April 13, 2020
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  • Hi, I loved your matzo crack, the best ever. Your directions were detailed and your pictures were a great visual resource.
    The second batch of matzo didn’t turn out as crispy as the first batch. The matzo was a little soggy. I used tin foil and parchment paper as recommended. The only difference was the chocolate. The first batch I used semi-sweet chips, the second batch I used nestle’s semi-sweet pieces. Please help as I am about to make my next batch. Thank you again.

    • — Monica M Biegel on April 12, 2020
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    • Hi Monica, glad you like this! I think I’m likely weighing in too late to be helpful but I suspect that the chocolate was the culprit in the second batch. Chocolate chips contain stabilizers whereas the chocolate pieces probably don’t (so the melted chocolate may not quite as hard). Hope that helps!

      • — Jenn on April 14, 2020
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  • My godchild has made this recipe for years and I never have. Tonight was the first time I made it and it came out perfect. Love it! Five star rating for me!

    • — CJ on April 11, 2020
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    • Amazing. I love it. I can’t stop eating. Thanks for this great recipe.

      • — M on April 14, 2020
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  • I made this recipe and it was delicious! Easy prep and cleanup. A complete winner.

    • — Ray on April 11, 2020
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  • Can this recipe be doubled or tripled? Doing a Zoom Seder and want everyone to enjoy at the same time.

    • — Aimee on April 4, 2020
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    • Sure, but you’ll need to use 3 different baking sheets. Also, when you pour the caramel over the matzo, you’ll need to spread it quickly while it’s still really spreadable. Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on April 5, 2020
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  • Do you think it would work well if I added some liquid smoke to the toffee? If so, how much do you think would be suitable?

    • — Ann on March 21, 2020
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    • Hi Ann, that sounds like an interesting addition but I’m not sure if Liquid Smoke would create any sort of chemical reaction and impact the toffee. To be safe, instead of using that, you could use smoked salt for the sprinkle that goes on top of the toffee. Hope that helps!

      • — Jenn on March 21, 2020
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  • Good Morning. I have eaten this delightfulness over the years with my friends and family. I made it reently and brought to work and it was extremely well received. My work friend wants to make it and she plans to use artisan crackers. I told her she should follow the recipe. I believe that it will not taste right and perhaps not even bake right using regular crackers. Please advise. Thank you,

    • — Dot Martin on November 18, 2019
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    • Hi Dot, glad your coworkers enjoyed it! I’m not sure exactly what crackers she’s thinking of using so it’s hard to say for sure. I do know that some people make this with saltine crackers, so if she wants to use crackers, she may want to go that route.

      • — Jenn on November 18, 2019
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  • Made this for friends at Hospice Retail shop and received rave reviews. Omitted salt and used milk chocolate chips but it turned out great. Easy, peasy to make but, even better to eat.
    Four stars.

    Teresa Nelson

    • — Teresa Nelson on July 11, 2019
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  • Made this as described with one variation – my son has a tree nut allergy so pecans (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts…) are off limits. I split the recipe in half and made half with pecans and half with a mixture of dried sour cherries and dried cranberries, so that he could enjoy some of the goodness. I also skipped the salt topping on a portion of the them. Everyone who ate any of this loved it – but the overall consensus, from those who could eat all versions, was that the fruit topped version, with the added salt, was the best. In the future I will stick with a mixture of chopped dried sour cherries and chopped dried cranberries, with a bit of extra salt, as the topping. Also: salted matzoh! Where has that been all these years?

    • — Jan Russak on April 22, 2019
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  • Delicious, but they kind of fell apart when I cut them. I chilled for exactly 45 minutes per the recipe but it seems like that must have been either too short or too long?

    • — Seth on April 20, 2019
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    • Hi Seth, They do break a bit even when you cut them; that’s normal. Did the layers separate or were they more like bark than squares?

      • — Jenn on April 21, 2019
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  • because i’m a perfectionist, the matzoh matching was a little stressful. i used a disposable pan so skipped the parchment. added vanilla near the end of toffee cooking. overall came out super yummy and looking forward to sharing at seder tonight.

    • — susan rogers on April 20, 2019
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  • Five Stars! I’ve been making this for years and it was always such a mess to deal with. Your recipe and tips made it great – quick clean up and not mushy at all. Usually the “toffee” would not get hard enough but I think boiling it the way you suggested made it work much better. So: Thank you!!!!

    • — Geri on April 16, 2019
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  • toffee made with parve margarine didnt thicken

    • — lila on April 16, 2019
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  • can parve margarine be used to make toffee

    • — lila on April 16, 2019
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    • must use butter. this is a dairy recipe

      • — sloan on April 21, 2019
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  • It was delicious. I cooked the toffee part a few minutes longer and mixed a combo of semi sweet and dark chocolate. Next time I would use all dark chocolate because it is VERY sweet!

    • — Amy on April 12, 2019
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  • THese are amazing all year round!! My Family LOVEs these! I don’t use the salt, however.

    • — Mardene Costa on April 11, 2019
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  • The best thing that ever happened to Matzo! I make it every year for our seder, but have to hide it from my husband until that night or it would mysteriously disappear!

    • — Cherie Fasbinder on April 11, 2019
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    • Does this freeze well?

      • — Chloe on April 2, 2020
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      • Yes, it freezes nicely!

        • — Jenn on April 2, 2020
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  • Excellent and easy! I make another snack similar to this that uses saltines -it’s really good so I had to try this recipe too. I love Matzo and figured if you put chocolate on it what could be better? They are wonderful! So easy to make, great to take to luncheons at work, give as gifts, or eat all by yourself. This has become one of our favorites for sure!

    • — Esther on April 11, 2019
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  • Hi Jenn,

    Can I use margarine instead of butter? Would it still taste the same? Could I also use dairy free soy free chocolate chips instead? My youngest has a dairy and soy allergy but loves chocolate and matzah so would love to be able to make these and have her be able to enjoy them as well.

    • — Shira on April 1, 2019
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    • Hi Shira, I wouldn’t recommend margarine here – I’m sorry! And I haven’t tried this with dairy-free chocolate chips, so I can’t say for sure. If they melt okay, they should work. Hope that helps!

      • — Jenn on April 1, 2019
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    • I’ve made it pareve. Must use Fleischmans unsalted margarine (Earth Balance was a disaster ) and even with that the toffee is thinner than if made with butter. And I use Scharffman’s semi-sweet chunks and chop them up a bit. Much superior to pareve choc. chips. All in all, still very good and it gets gobbled up. And I like the small amount of sea salt – and it must be sea salt – on the top.

      • — Phyllis on November 18, 2019
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  • I made this tonight as a practice run for a weekend potluck and it was excellent! I took it to my husband’s work and all the employees liked it too. I’ve already put half in the freezer and am hoping it holds up well until Saturday.

    The only modifications I made were: i. not using foil (because I didn’t have any) and ii. using half a bag of chocolate chips. It was plenty sweet with the half bag; I think I’ll stick with using half in the future as well. I had the matzos in my pantry for 2 weeks but everywhere I went pecans were so expensive. Even at Walmart they only had the giant $10 bags of pecans. Surprisingly, at Whole Foods, I found the best deal, which was in the trail mix bulk bin section! I got a scoop of pecans for $2 which is all that I needed for this recipe.

    Streit’s Matzo $3 for 11 pieces, Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips $3 for 1 bag, Butter $3 for 4 sticks, Brown Sugar $1, Pecans $2 for 1/4 lb. These quantities were enough for 2 batches, so it is approximately $6/batch. ]

    I would definitely make this again; thanks for your detailed recipe.

    • — Sidra on October 29, 2018
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  • Hi! I made this today for a friends birthday this weekend. He mentioned a few days ago that he could eat his weight in this dessert! I’m going to surprise him with it. It’s in the fridge now. I cant wait to try it!! It really was super easy. I couldn’t find the Streits salted or lightly salted….just unsalted….so I used salted butter and just a little kosher sea salt on top!

  • I made it! Very good.

  • Delicious! Easy to make. A real crowd pleaser. Take it to the next pot luck. I cannot stop eating this wildly delicious combination. (That’s why I take it to the pot luck.)

  • Goof proof. Addictive. I will definitely make again.

    Good Proof. Thank you! I love to make candy, but testing it to see if it’s at the soft crack or hard crack stage is so messy and tedious. This recipe got the toffee to the perfect stage without thermometers or water testing.

  • chocolate toffee matzo crack was as addictive as you said. FABULOUS!!!!

  • Jennifer a friend brought this for passover and it was a hit! We have a lot of people with nut allergies. I’ve been using sunflower or pumpkin seeds in place. Do you think these would work as substitutes and if so, does it change any of the cooking times or temps? please let me know.

    • Sure, Deborah, I think either pumpkin or sunflower seeds will work. Just make sure they’re unsalted. Glad you liked it!

  • How should I store the matzah crack if I’d like to serve it 2-4 days after making it?

    • Hi Ally, I’d suggest storing it in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!

    • After its been hardened in the refrigerator and cut up i store it in the freezer, where it keeps FOREVER, and can be served directly from there because the chocolate softens very quickly.

      • — Phyllis on November 18, 2019
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  • amazing

  • I would like to know how many days in advance can the Chocolate Toffee Matzo Crack be made before you intend to serve it. Than You….

    • This will last nicely in the fridge for several days (if you can avoid eating all of it)! 😉

  • Can I make these in advance and freeze or will the matzoh get mushy?

    • That’s fine Ellen – it freezes nicely. Enjoy!

  • Made this wonderful Toffee Matzo Crack over the holidays. It was outstanding and dangerous. I served it with other Christmas cookies, made it exactly as stated and wouldn’t change a thing. Just fabulous…..Thank You Jennifer, love your recipes and want that mixer👍

  • This looks fabulous. Cant wait to make it!
    Question: Have you tried Whole wheat matzo as a substitute?

    • Hi Chanah, I think regular matzo is probably best for this, but that you could get away with using whole wheat (I haven’t tried it this way).

    • Matzoh Crack is delicious and was delicious—cut it with a pizza cutter and that worked very well.

      • — Bill and Judith Bowie
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  • This recipe is so addictive it should be served with a warning label! My family and I refer to it as the HOLY GRAIL! Need I say more.

  • Thanks for posting this! I had a box of matzos noone was eating/going to waste. Great way to get them eaten! 🙂

    • — Indiana Lover of Chocolate
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  • I made this just is written and it was absolutely perfect. I have never used pecans nor sea salt and that was the element that took it to the next level. I have a made this every year but it never came out this well. The recipe was clearly written beautifully photographed and as I said the pecans and the sea salt really added another dimension to the depth of flavors. I will definitely use this recipe over all of the other ones I have for this. And by the way there is a good reason they call it crack! You can’t stop eating it!

  • Every time I make this I get requests for the recipe. So easy and perfect every time.

  • This worked great with Gluten Free Matzah! Made 1 1/2 times the amount of toffee to cover the 5 matzah b/c thats my favorite part. Cooled it overnight on countertop rather than in fridge. Worked Perfect. Thank you so much for the photos, esp, of how the toffee should look (bubbly) when it is done baking. Mine took an extra 3 minutes, but your photos saved mine from being a disaster! Thanks so much!

  • Big Bust. Your photos are not accurate. When I waited for the sugar and butter to get syrupy, it was burnt. Total bummer

    • hi, in response to “bummer” there is no “waiting”. it’s an interactive process. you are stirring the toffee with a whisk from start to finish. impossible to burn unless the heat is too high and you leave the stove.

      • — charrington on April 21, 2019
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  • Does this keep well for a few days? or will the matzo get soggy?

    • Hi Emily, yes this will keep nicely for a few days in the fridge. Enjoy!

  • Can I use toasted almonds instead of pecans? I want to make it for Passover?

  • Should these be stored in the refrigerator? Thanks for all the great recipes!

    • Yes, I think it’s best if stored in the fridge and served cold. Glad you enjoy the recipes!

  • My daughter and I love making this at Christmas time. It is simple and addictive!! Thank you for sharing.

    • I just made a trial run for Passover and it really is dangerous! I have to get it out of my house ASAP

      • — Zoey on April 14, 2019
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  • wow – so good I had to call someone to come and take it away so I would not eat every bite!

  • I dislike both matzoh and toffee and still ate an entire baking sheet of these!

  • All set to make this and realize I only have wax paper, not parchment. Can I cook it right in the foil?

    • Hi Krisstel, Don’t use the wax paper, but you probably can get away with just using the foil (assuming it’s heavy duty). Hope you enjoy!

  • Can I substitute light brown sugar for the dark brown sugar?

    • Yes, Danielle, that’s fine. Enjoy!

  • We can not have any added salt due to hypertension. Can I omit the salt as it sounds wonderful.

    • Definitely Chris- it will still taste great!

  • This is a great recipe that I have made for years, and my gentile relatives LOVE it! So they always ask me to bring it for EASTER DINNER! I am wondering if I add 1 TB corn syrup it will be a little easier to work with.

    • Glad everyone enjoys it! I don’t think it’s really necessary to use the corn syrup, but it won’t hurt the recipe if you do.

  • Made this today for my son who loves toffee. Before my son could get home my husband started eating it. I had to hide it from him as otherwise I think he wouldn’t have been able to stop eating it. He said it is “dangerous”. The only problem I had was the chocolate didn’t seem to get very melty and was difficult to spread. The end result was still delicious.

    • Hi Kathy, Glad you and your family enjoyed. Make sure you add the chocolate right when it comes out of the oven, otherwise it won’t melt well.

  • Excellent! Even after Pesach it remains a hit! 😀 Love your clear directions. Especially sometimes why something should(n’t) be done. Thank you!

  • My toffee part came out somewhat gritty. What am I doing wrong?

    • Hi Susanna, Happy to help troubleshoot…did you make any substitutions?

  • Help! The toffee layer is struck to the parchment paper. They look and smell so yummy! I want to eat them but don’t want a mouthful of paper. What did I do wrong?

    • Hi Mary Ann, Did you pour the toffee over the matzo?

  • Have you tried it with unsalted matzoh? I have boxes of that so wanted to use it but am wondering if the recipe needs the extra salt.

    • Hi Bonnie, it should be fine; you can just add a pinch more salt at the end.

  • My husband is Jewish, my kids are half Jewish, and after making and eating these I may just convert! These are delicious and will definitely be a new tradition to begin the Passover season. Thank you, Jenn!

  • What a great recipe! I must admit, I was a bit skeptical about using crackers as a crust, but I should have remembered whose recipe I was reading. The toffee is phenomenal! Easy to make, and delicious to eat.
    I did wonder however, would it work if I were to substitute the crackers for the crust recipe listed on the Pecan Shortbread Squares? Either way, it’s still quite a tasty treat 🙂

    • Hi Aminah, So glad you enjoyed! That could work, although not sure the crust would be sturdy enough to support all of the filling.

  • They certainly are delicious. I took a few into work and everyone is addicted!

  • This tastes wonderful. Every recipe I’ve made from your website is delicious!.

  • I’ve also made this with white chocolate! I follow this recipe through the oven part, then freeze the matzo and toffee for 15 minutes. Then I melt white chocolate chips or, preferably Ghiradelli melting disks, and spread it on top of the frozen toffee. Then I refreeze it for another 15 minutes. The white chocolate toffee is amazing!

    • Oops…forgot to mention…if you use white chocolate chips, you will need to add a small amount (sorry I don’t measure but it’s between a teaspoon and a tablespoon, of vegetable oil to smooth it out.

  • I could only get the unsalted matzo which many recipes like this use. However, I want that sweet salty combo like your recipe calls for. I’m wondering if just the sea salt finish will cut it or if I should make sure one of the sticks of butter is salted. Thoughts?

    • Salted butter is a great idea. You may still need a little extra salt at the end but should come out just fine.

      • Thank you! I’ll try it!

        • Just made this with the unsalted matzo and used one stick salted butter and one unsalted. I added the 1/2 tsp salt as per your recipe at the end. More than half was eaten in my household before dinner was ready! I had to hide the rest so I could bring to a party tomorrow which was why I made the crack in the first place!

  • I’ve made this and love it. I’m wondering if it can be made in advance and frozen. Thanks.

    • Hi Joanna, Yes, no problem to make ahead and freeze.

  • Has anyone used phyllo dough instead of crackers?

  • I love this stuff! Now I know there is another way…. matzo! I like the bigger sheets matzo come in. I will definitly look forward to trying this method. Thanks!

  • Love this! It took a few tries to get the caramel candy right but it was great for an end of the year teachers treat.

  • Followed the recipe for the first time today, to bring to a Seder tonight. I’m always a bit nervous with a new recipe that mine won’t turn out like I hope. My family tried it and all I can say is thank goodness I prepared a double batch! Otherwise there wouldn’t be any left to bring tonight. It IS that good and that easy! The recipe, comments and photos were exact matches to my experience, which doesn’t always happen. I can’t wait to see everyone enjoy this treat tonight, thank you so much!

  • i couldnt wait to make this as soon as i got home from work today. they came out perfectly and are delicious. the fun part was following your directions exactly and seeing everything proceed just like the pictures. such a treat! thankyou!!!

  • I would definitely make a lot. I always make a lot because most Passover desserts suck. Not this one, it;s amazing… Thanks for posting.

  • This recipe was requested by my friend for her baby shower so I made it, exactly as written. It was consumed quickly and so easy to make. It will definitely be a repeat as much as my waistband will allow. 🙂

  • This one is going on my Passover menu this year. Based on my experience with your other recipes, I better make a dobke batch?

  • This is such a great idea! My mom really loves it, and it is so easy to make. Not just for holiday’s.

  • Love the taste, but when I cut mine, they splintered into jagged-edged shapes. Did I let them chill too long? Was my toffee/chocolate too thin? Thanks! LOVE your recipes…

    • Hi Sheila, Glad you enjoyed! It’s hard to say what might make them hard to cut…I can tell you that mine cut neatly but aren’t totally perfect (the prettiest ones always go in the picture). It could be the brand of matzo you used, or that they were too cold. But I wouldn’t worry about it too much — in fact, some people don’t cut them at all but rather just break them into pieces like candy bark. Hope that helps!

  • Recently made these using saltine crackers – so good!

  • Love Love Love… a staple for our Passover Seder!

  • We’ve made this recipe multiple times since I last posted above. I absolutely love it and crack couldn’t be a better descriptor.
    As far as modifications we’ve made:
    – Used light brown sugar instead of dark because that’s all we seem to have on hand and it works just fine.
    – Instead of semi-sweet chips, we’ve used dark chocolate chunks; again, it’s what we had on hand. The toffee provides enough sweetness to make it work.
    – Substituted pistachios for the pecans; again, it’s what we had on hand. The pistachios were awesome, but then again we’re partial to pistachios.
    – One time, we were out of foil so we used parchment paper. The end result tasted fine,but it is definitely wasn’t as great as using foil nor was it as pretty… maybe it had something to do with the paper not conducting heat as well?

  • When I make these I often make half with nuts and the other half with a more kid friendly topping like mini marshmellows since a lot of the kids don’t like nuts

    • — Meredith Loveless
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  • I love this recipe! Such a delicious way to use up the matzoh until next year.

  • “Crack” is the perfect name for this addictive recipe. Delish!

  • Quick, easy, and popular with co-workers…it doesn’t get any better!

    • — Grace DeShaw-Wilner
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  • I have done this with saltines in the past. The matzoh is superior! Thank you!

  • Since my first batch these have become a family favorite. They’re easy to make, store well, and perfect for just a bit of sweet when the sweet tooth hits.

  • We have made matzo “brittle” as we call it, for many years, but never added nuts before. What a difference!

  • I love these with matzo or saltines they are delicious!

  • April 6, 2012
    Made this for the holiday tonight and it was the best dessert I’ve ever had. And easy enough for even me to make.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • I made these from your recipe right after Christmas and I can definitely testify they are like crack (well, not from personal experience etc etc LOL) We loved them! ….and they were insanely easy to make. I froze half of the batch and we’ve just finished THAT off also. Highly recommended!

  • I made this for the first time last year and looking forward to repeating it again this year after Passover. It was definitely addictive.

  • Thanks for the tasty Passover recipe, it’s hard to find good desserts without flour in them.

    I used almonds instead of pecans, more like almond roca candy.

  • Does the type of Matzo really make a difference??

    • Hi Tai, I love Streit’s but the type doesn’t make a big difference here.

  • My grandson is in his first year at West Point. This is what he asks me to make more than anything. He calls me as soon as he gets it. The cadets love it at West Point.

  • These are amazing and highly addicting! I’ve never met anyone who didn’t love these. Plus, some of the ingredients may be substituted. I used saltine crackers instead of matzos and use any kind of nut that I have in the house. You don’t have to be a good baker either. They are super easy to make!

  • I’ve made this in various different forms (using graham crackers, Keebler crackers) but had never used matzos. I liked this variation. I’ve also added finely chopped dried cherries with the chocolate chips, have substituted butterscotch chips for the chocolate–it’s a very versatile recipe, and no matter what I do to it, my family loves it.

  • I made this for my co-workers and they are addicted! So it’s true, it is like crack!


  • These are the best. in fact I made a bunch of this and packaged in glass Christmas tree cookie jars for Christmas presents for the office. Everyone loves them. for the kids I swapped mini-marsmallows for the nuts and that went over well!

    • — meredith Lovelss
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  • My mother-in-law makes this! It really is crack. Sweet, salty, crunchy. Hits all the bases!

  • This recipe made me look SO good last Christmas. It was so easy to make but looks & tastes like a professional made it. I will be making it again for Easter!!

  • I have promised my husband that I’ll make this treat during Passover this year… I’m pretty sure that the most excited he’s ever gotten about the holiday.

  • This recipe is incredible! It is the BEST part of Passover…is it “legal” to hide it as the afikomen? Best to make a double recipe: no one could get enough of it.

  • i originally found this recipe in the better homes and gardens magazine a few years ago, and I decided to make it for Hanukkah. Everyone loved it! I make mine with pistachios though. It gives it a nice color and the saltiness of nut is great. I lost the recipe this year though, so thanks a million for posting it. You’re a life saver!

  • I just made my own version which I have been making for years-it is similar to this, but yours has more chocolate and I have to say it looks quite good! Spray a cookie sheet with Pam and you will have no problems. I am lazy so I use salted butter and then don’t sprinkle salt on top. You can also stir nuts into the caramel before you bake it in the oven.

  • Hi! Thanks for your response. I did use 100% recycled aluminum that I purchased at the health food store, in a brown box. It is very thin compared to regular aluminum foil. I guess that made a difference in it sticking to the matzah. Next time I will put parchment on top of the foil.

    Thank you!

  • Hi Lindsey,

    Thanks so much for your comment. I’m so sorry you had a problem with the foil sticking to the candy. To be honest, I’m not sure why it happened. I’ve made this dessert so many times and never had that problem. The only thing I can think of is maybe the foil…Which brand do you use? Is it heavy duty? Anyhow, if you make it again, there’s a solution: just cover the foil with a sheet of parchment paper. I’m actually going to add that to the recipe – if you had a problem, others might too. Thanks so much for letting me know…I appreciate it! Hope you were able to peel it all off and enjoy the candy. Best, Jennifer

    • Hi Jennifer,
      Thanks for your great recipes, they always work out so well and taste delicious. I have a question about your doughnut muffin recipe. You call for 2 tsp of grated nutmeg in the batter. Do you mean fresh grated nutmeg or nutmeg from the spice jar?
      Thanks for sharing so much of yourself along with your recipes. All the best to you and your family.

      • Thank you so much, Sheila. That is so nice to read! You can use either freshly grated nutmeg or ground nutmeg from a jar. Fresh is better but definitely not necessary, especially if your ground nutmeg is reasonably fresh.

  • Hi! I made this tonight with my kids. It came out great except that the aluminum foil ended up glued to the bottom of the matzah and it is very difficult to remove. I guess I should have sprayed Pam before I put the matzah down? Any advice?

    • I use Reynolds non stick aluminum foil. Yesterday I used Reynolds foil on one side- parchment paper on other side wrap. Never saw this before and gave it a try. Worked great too!

    • I use throw away aluminum pans that are sprayed with Pam. That way nothing sticks to the matzo and I don’t have to clean my cookie sheet.

  • i am afraid to make that…it looks too good

  • Ooh…!! I love this stuff. I make a version at Christmas with saltines and people go bananas for this stuff. Sort of dying for some right now, actually.

    Hope you’ve been doing great! xo

    • This stuff is crack and it’s beyond delicious. What am I doing wrong? I’ve made it 4 times and the parchment paper sticks/melts to the matza. I’ve tried spraying the parchment with non stick but that doesn’t seem to work either. I follow the recipe to a T. Help! I’ve had to throw 4 batches away and can only salvage bits of it.

      • — Auntie on April 26, 2019
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      • Hi Auntie, Are you sure you’re using parchment paper and not wax paper? If so, what brand of parchment paper are you using?

        • — Jenn on April 26, 2019
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        • I use foil, and most importantly, spray it with Bakers Joy. Always works. Finding parchment paper can be tricky, and I spray it as well when I use it for other desserts.

          • — Phyllis on November 18, 2019
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  • I made a similar recipe a few weeks ago and ate the whole pan in like 3 days. Crack is a VERY appropriate name for this treat 🙂 Can’t wait to make it again with your recipe!

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