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Matzoh Truffles: The Best Passover Dessert Ever

Today is Passover, the worst Jewish meal of the year. Gefilte fish, matzoh brie, bitter herb. Let my people go—STRAIGHT TO DESSERT. Just one problem: Flour is verboten during Passover.

A small restriction like that won’t stop my mother-in-law from making a mind- blowing dessert on the spot. She’s the best baker I know and she was nice enough to let me document her holiday Improv. Seriously, this is so good that if it was served before Middle East peace talks, something might actually get done.


10 oz. chocolate (mix of dark and milk works best)

8 oz. Halvah, crumbled

3 T cocoa powder

3 T sugar

¼ C water

2 sticks butter or vegan butter substitute

2 t Grand Marnier

10 pieces Matzoh, broken into small pieces


  1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler.

  2. Add halva to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Melt a little, and then add cocoa, sugar and water, stirring frequently. Cook until melted and fully incorporated.

  3. Add the butter and Grand Marnier to the halva fudge and stir to combine.

  4. Pour the melted chocolate in and stir until fully combined.

  5. In a large bowl, thoroughly coat the matzoh with the chocolate-halva sauce.

  6. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  7. Scoop 1 heaping T and roll into rustic balls. Place each in a small cupcake liner and refrigerate until you’re ready to eat.

  8. Pesach Sameach!

Learn more about the holiday from the world’s #1 educational resource: Metallica

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