I came across this recipe for Matzo toffee and it looked very unhealthy and delicious so I thought, what the hell, I will try it! The recipe is very similar to one my grandmother taught me years ago but instead of graham crackers as its base (her recipe), it uses matzos. It also calls for butter and chocolate, two things I know are good with matzo. Most people are familiar with the Saltine toffee and I am pretty sure it's the same idea, but a Jewish version. Maybe I should google Saltines before I say its the Jewish version of a Saltine toffee. For all I know, Saltine could be short of Saltinestein.
The Matzo Toffee recipes calls 1 cup of butter, I cup of brown sugar, and 12 matzos spread over 2 cookie sheets. My grandmother's recipe was the same amount of butter and sugar but one cookie sheet covered in graham crackers. I don't really get how you can fit 12 Matzos on 2 cookie sheets even if you broke them in tiny pieces. I managed maybe a total of 6 between the 2 cookie sheets, with the matzos broken into pieces. Following the directions, I poured the butter sugar mixture evenly over the two sheet pans of matzos but knew from my experience with the graham cracker cookies that this was going downhill. There was not enough butter-sugar mix to cover each piece of matzo. I should've just poured the mix over just one pan and totally ignored the recipe. Instead, I followed the directions while going what the hell is this lady thinking? Twelve matzos on two sheets my butt.
I watched through the oven door as the dry edges of the matzos burned.
I followed the rest of the recipe directions, ate the parts that were not dried out, took some photos, and am now writing this. The parts of the matzo that were drenched in the sugar-butter mix were delish! This recipe has potential for being a winner. If you make it, ignore the 12 matzos on two sheets thing. Fit as many as you can on one sheet, and use the entire amount of sugar-butter mix on that one sheet pan of matzos. Be sure the matzos are swimming in that heart attack/diabetes soup. This matzo toffee is hard to stop eating so consider yourselves warned. Well, it's not hard if you make the bad, dried out version. Make whatever version suits your needs.
*I used almonds instead of walnuts. Use whatever you like.
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