Strawberry Pistachio Matzo Brittle Recipe

Strawberry Pistachio Matzo Brittle

Serves 6 to 8

Crispy matzo crackers are topped with toffee, dark chocolate, raspberries, and toasted pistachios in this decadent dessert. Inspired by our 2022 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest Winner, this tasty treat will have you breaking off chunks until it's gone!


  • 6 sheets matzo crackers
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, toasted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried strawberries, lightly crushed
  • Flaky finishing salt, to taste


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Arrange matzo crackers on baking sheet in one even layer. Break pieces, as needed, to cover bottom of pan.
  3. In a medium, heavy-bottom sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in brown sugar and kosher salt. Bring to a simmer. Cook until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Pour mixture over matzo so that it is evenly coated, spreading with an offset spatula, as needed.
  5. Transfer baking sheet to oven and bake 15 minutes until bubbly.
  6. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle evenly with dark chocolate. Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes until chocolate melts. Use an offset spatula to spread chocolate evenly over surface.
  7. While chocolate is still warm, sprinkle all over with pistachios, strawberries, and flaky salt.
  8. Transfer baking sheet to fridge to set up, about 1 hour.
  9. Break into large pieces and store in an airtight container for up to a week.
  10. Cook’s Tips:
  11. Play with different variations! Try a mix of dark and white chocolate for a beautiful swirl. Or, choose your favorite dried fruits and nuts as a topping.
  12. This recipe works equally well with plant-based butter. However, not all plant-based butters are created equal. We recommend Miyoko's Plant Milk Butter.


Amount Per Serving (based on 8 servings)
Calories: 590
Saturated Fat: 25 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Total Fat: 35 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 390 mg
Carbohydrates: 71 g
Fiber: 4 g
Added Sugars: 46 g
Total Sugar: 47 g
Protein: 6 g
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“Made this for easter brunch, and it was super quick, easy, and delicious! everyone loved it and wanted the recipe.”

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