Okay – I just couldn’t think of a better title for this post.
My apologies, but I’m in the thick of my annual freaking out over having enough snacks and goodies to last the week of Passover – when one cannot bake or cook with flour or any other traditional leavening agents.
Finding great snacks and desserts – that you would actually want to make and eat when it’s NOT Passover – is a challenge. I know that many of you are in the same state right now, but I’ve got us covered – ALL over the web!
First up is this pretty citrus sponge cake – adorned with (easy-to-make, I promise!) candied citrus slices. It’s up on The Nosher and it’s been a Passover favorite for years in my family.
Next is a riff on matzo toffee (aka matzo “crack”) – showered with chopped pistachios, dried cherries and flaky sea salt. Check it on Babble.
And you can also find on Babble the miracle that is two-ingredient brownies! Seriously, just four eggs and a cup of Nutella (I bet a bunch of you could make these right now). They’re the real deal and you’ll be whipping these up long after Passover.
And right here?
Right here I’ve got some seriously delicious matzo granola. I know, it sounds odd, right? But trust me on this – you will be eating this out of hand, sprinkled on yogurt and with a bowl of milk before you know what hit you. It nails all your crunchy-chewy-sweet-salty notes and was a snap to make.
Let me know if you try any (or all!) of these – what’s your favorite Passover dessert/snack?
2 cups crumbled matzo
3/4 cup roughly chopped pecans
3/4 cup roughly chopped almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 pinch kosher salt
1/2 cup chopped dried figs
1/2 cup chopped dates
Pre-heat oven to 300 – line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix matzo, pecans, almonds and coconut flakes in a large bowl – set aside.
In a small saucepan over low heat stir the honey, sugar, olive oil cinnamon and allspice till sugar is dissolved. Pour over your dry ingredients and stir till well combined. Add a good pinch of kosher salt and stir again.
Spread mixture evenly on your prepared baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes (stirring halfway through), or till matzo is dry and toasty. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Mix in the dry fruit and store in an airtight container in the freezer.
This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver
Here are some more flourless treats that would be perfect for Passover – and beyond (see Note, below):
Toasted Coconut, Quinoa & Oats Cereal
Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites
Flourless Chocolate Cookies
Coconut Lime Macaroons
Cherry Pie Larabars
Flourless Chocolate Roulade
Note: several of these recipes contain confectioner’s sugar – which is not kosher for Passover. You can purchase specially made confectioner’s sugar or easily make your own by combining 1 cup of granulated sugar with 1 tablespoon of potato starch in a food processor or blender and process till powdery – this can be scaled up as needed.