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Anita’s Matzo Brittle

This recipe comes from my good friend, Anita Kaplan. Her friends have dubbed it “crack.” Whether that’s because you crack it into pieces or because it’s so addictive is anyone’s guess.

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Anita’s Matzo Brittle

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Refrigeration Time30 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Jewish
Servings: 30 Pieces
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 4-5 gluten-free matzo-style squares
  • 1 cup unsalted butter or kosher-for-Passover margarine
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 11- to 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips or dairy-free chocolate chips
  • ½ cup toasted sliced almonds
  • ½ cup toasted chopped pecans
  • cups roasted salted cashews whole or pieces
  • 1-2 teaspoons fleur de sel sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with heavy aluminum foil and then fit it with parchment paper. Fit the matzo into the baking sheet until covered (you may have to break the matzo to make it all fit).
  • Place the butter and sugar in saucepan set over medium-low heat. Cook until it all melts and begins to bubble. Let bubble, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes. Carefully pour the mixture over the matzo, using a spatula to spread it as best as you can.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and immediately lower the temperature to 325ºF. Bake for about 10 minutes until the caramel is bubbling but the matzo isn’t looking too dark. Remove from the oven.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the hot matzo. Wait a few minutes, then use a spatula to spread the chocolate over the matzo. Sprinkle with the almonds, pecans, and cashews. Sprinkle with fleur de sel.
  • Place the entire pan in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes until set. Break or “crack” into pieces and store in an airtight container or a large food storage bag in the freezer.


Nutrition Facts
Anita’s Matzo Brittle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 124mg5%
Potassium 78mg2%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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