All My Food For Passover

Matzo Crunch Food For Passover
Ever Passover I make family favorites and every year I also make new recipes that often  become favorites. Honey matzoh brittle is a new recipe!  From chopped liver and matzoh ball soup to brisket and chicken and lots of desserts check out our family Passover favorites!

Matzo Crunch Food For Passover

I love cooking food for Passover.

Maybe it’s the change in seasons or just the fact that everyone may be coming home…whatever the case, I love the sense of peace and order when getting ready for Passover.

This year I tried a quick new snack that reminds me a lot of honey covered granola, only better.

No oats-only matzo farfel-which is really just a fancy name for crumbled matzoh. Feel free to crumble your own matzoh or if you don’t celebrate Passover and have no boxes of matzo on hand, crumbled saltines would most likely taste great, too.

Now that I’ve made this I see a myriad of possibilities for this matzo granola snack. Embellishing this with dried fruits, salted peanuts, a chocolate drizzle, extra salt, and who knows what, but those ideas for Passover snacks will have to wait for a later date.

Honey Matzo Crunch

This quick microwave recipe is one I found in the back of the Hot Bread Kitchen cookbook. I think you’ll like it, even if you don’t keep Passover. It makes the perfect snack for those drives to Grandma’s when the kids are  hungry and you know dinner will awhile in coming.

It made the perfect snack for Manservant who loves the honey taste. It could become quite addicting but I hid it in the recesses of my just cleaned pantry. Hope I can find it again when everyone-well, almost everyone- arrives on Friday.

Check it out and check out some of my other foods for Passover that I conveniently listed in one spot. After all Seder means order and finding recipes each year is always a challenge!

Need some good Passover meals? These recipes have been tested over the years and are requested over and over again.

Passover Food Matzo Crunch

Searching for recipes for Passover is fun for me, but this list can make it easy for you. And if you don’t see something you like, just let me know. I aim to please.

Food for Passover is my middle name!

And if you need desserts for Passover, I have you covered here too. After all, it isn’t Passover if you don’t get to dessert.

Create your own menu but if you need some ideas, here is a Passover menu that I created in 2015 and one in 2016.

Whatever you do, don’t make it hard on yourself. Need a schedule? Check this post out.

So let’s get started, shall we?

Food For Passover

Chopped Liver

Chopped Liver "food for Passover"

Sephardic Charoset

Sephardic Charoses "Food for Passover"

Beet Pickled Eggs

Beet Pickled Eggs "food for Passover"

Chicken Marbella

chicken marbella "Food for Passover"

Roast Chicken with Saffron and Hazelnuts

Roast Chicken with Saffron and Rose

Honey Glazed Chicken with Lemon and Olives

Honey Lemon Chicken

Za’atar Roast Chicken with Lemon and Red Onions

Za'atar Chicken with Lemons and Red Onions

My Mother’s Brisket, But Not Really

Jewish Brisket

Roasted Salmon with Fennel

Roasted Salmon with Fennel

Olive Oil Baked Fish with Raisins and Pine Nuts

Olive Oil Baked Fish with Raisins and Pine nuts

Matzoh Grilled Cheese with Basil

Matzoh Grilled Cheese with Basil

Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Food Chicken Soup with Matzoh Balls

Matzo Egg Drop Soup

This springtime matzo egg drop soup is perfect. It solves the matzo ball dilemma of sinkers or floaters by using just matzo meal and eggs that are dropped by spoonfuls into the hot broth. This forms creative little matzo discs that I just love! #matzoballs #chickensoup #passoverrecipes

Roasted Carrot, Sweet Potato, Fig Tzimmes

Carrot and Sweet Potato Tzimmes Passover Food

Onion and Garlic Potato Kugel in Duck Fat

Potato Kugel in Skillet for Passover Food

Onion Crusted Potato Kugel Casserole

Onion Crusted Potato Kugel

Dessert Food For Passover

Macaroons  1

Jelly Filled Macaroon

Macaroons 2

Assorted Macaroons

Almond Butter Tahini Cookies

Almond Butter Tahini Cookies

Rosewater Meringues

Rosewater Meringue Cookies

Ilse’s Passover Mocha Nut Cake

Passover Mocha Nut Cake

Easy Raspberry Meringue Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache

Raspberry Meringue Cake with Dark Chocolate

Flourless, Gluten Free Passover Fudge Cake

Gluten Free Passover Fudge Cake

Passover Apple Cake with Matzo Streusel and Caramel Sauce

Apple Cake with Streusel and Caramel Sauce

Cinnamon Hazelnut Pavlova

Pavlova Meringues with berries

Chocolate Raspberry Torte

Marshmallows and Matzoh S’mores

Pink Marshmallows

Dark Chocolate Covered Orange Peels

Dark Chocolate Covered Orange Peel

Matzoh Toffee or Fool’s Toffee

Fool's-Saltine-Toffee with matzo Food for Passover

Matzo Mina Chicken Cardamom Pie

Matzo Mina with Cardamom Chicken

Passover Mac and Cheese with Matzo

Matzo Mac and Cheese

Overnight Matzo Brei with Caramel Apples

Overnight Matzo Brei with caramel Apples

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Passover Food Matzo Crunch

Honey Crunch Matzo Brittle

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 60 Minutes*
  • Yield: 4 - 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: Jewish


Honey Crunch Matzo brittle is kind of a Jewish granola snack.



4 T butter
1/2 c honey
1/2 c sugar
1/4 t salt
3 c matzoh farfel or broken matzoh or saltines
1/2 c sliced almonds
1/2 c pecan halves or walnuts


Line a 10 x 15″ pan with parchment paper.

Combine butter, honey, sugar, and salt in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high until boiling and golden about 5-6 minutes, stirring after 2 1/2 minutes. Stir in matzoh pieces and nuts. Microwave about 2.5  minutes longer , check and then you may need to microwave up to 2.5 minutes longer or until everything is golden.

To test if this is ready have a cold glass of water handy. Drop a small spoonful into water. If it is ready, it will turn crisp. Transfer mixture to baking sheet and let it cool for a few minutes.

With wet hands, firmly press down into an even layer. Let stand until firm, about 1 hour. Store in an airtight container.


Thanks Hot Bread Kitchen!

*With cooling

Keywords: matzo granola, matzo meals, food for Passover. recipes for Passover, Passover food,






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  • Eva Taylor
    April 8, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    These really do look great. Years ago, I made some sugar cookies that were partly flavoured with honey and they were outstanding so I know what you mean. I love crunchy snacks. Unfortunately, we are in our third lockdown with stay-at-home orders, it’s really disheartening. Easter came and went without family.

  • mjskitchen
    April 2, 2021 at 11:41 am

    Can I come to your house for Easter? I’ll gladly eat anything you serve. It all looks wonderful. Just keep this brittle away from me because I would fill on it before I got to the meal. 🙂

  • mae
    April 2, 2021 at 5:39 am

    Interesting recipe collection. I’m curious how you reposted and all the comments from 2016 are still here.

    best… mae at

  • 2pots2cook
    April 1, 2021 at 5:28 am

    What a roundup : little bit of everything for everybody ! Thank you so much !

  • sherry
    March 31, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    so many fabulous recipes! i love the chicken ones. and that choc raspberry torte looks divine. happy Passover to you. I’m not sure if that’s the right thing to say …

  • Jeff the Chef
    March 10, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Matzoh brittle, what??? How cool! And thanks for all the other wonderful looking recipes.

    • Abbe
      March 18, 2021 at 7:56 pm

      And matzo crack. So good. So worth it. And if you don’t have matzo, use saltines!

  • Pam
    March 9, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    Oh la la! So many good things here, Abbe! My best friend years ago when we lived in Louisville always cooked up a storm for Passover every year and it was al so yummy delicious! But she definitely didn’t make this Honey Crunch Matzoh Brittle, bet it is scrumptious! The Cardamom Pie sounds great too, it all does!!! Have a good rest of the week!

    • Abbe
      March 18, 2021 at 7:58 pm

      Thanks Pam! That chicken cardamom filling is awesome. But so is the brittle! Never turn down a Passover Seder invite. They are usually worth it!

  • Balvinder
    March 9, 2021 at 11:21 am

    We make something similar with nuts and jaggery (unrefined sugar). So I can imagine how wonderful this would taste.
    Thanks for bringing such a nice recipe and all your favorites for Passover.

  • judee
    March 7, 2021 at 2:17 pm

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    A lovely collection of Passover recipes. I’m especially interested in the desserts! The brittle is easy and I can only imagine how good it tastes. I love your Passover (?) soup bowls!

  • John / Kitchen Riffs
    March 3, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    Really liking that Honey Crunch Matzoh Brittle — very creative. And tasty. Heck, everything here sounds so tasty! We try to celebrate all the holidays. That way we don’t miss any good holiday treats. 🙂

  • La Table De Nana
    April 26, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    It was Sat and Sunday and I missed this..I hope you had a wonderful weekend and Passover.
    Those brittles:)

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      April 27, 2016 at 11:35 pm

      Was wonderful and went fast! Thanks Monique!

  • lisa is cooking
    April 21, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I love making–and eating–brittle! This sounds like a great one. It wouldn't last long in my house.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      April 27, 2016 at 11:35 pm

      It won't last long and even though this isn't a conventional brittle-it is similar to granola, but not chewy. Enjoy!

  • Balvinder Ubi
    April 21, 2016 at 3:06 am

    all your Passover faves look do good. I have to try the macaroons 🙂
    and your matzoh crunch looks lovely too, thinking about adding chocolate to it.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      April 27, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      The macaroons are always a hit. Add the chocolate as a drizzle on top. I think it would be too hot to stir in.

  • Juliana
    April 21, 2016 at 12:22 am

    Wow Abbe, that a nice collection of recipes for Passover…we are going to friends house for the celebration and I am so tempted to make this brittle…
    Hope you are having a great week and Happy Passover 🙂

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      April 27, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      The brittle is so easy and tastes like honey. Feel free to add your own mix ins! Thanks Juliana!

  • SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    April 20, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Everything looks wonderful, Abbe! You have had some big storms recently. The family of good friends here were affected by both of them – once trying to get into Denver and more recently trying to get out of Denver to get here for a family funeral this past weekend. Everything looks delicious and what a great round-up of Passover recipes. Wishing you a Happy Passover, Abbe.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      April 27, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      Your poor friends. What a mess it was. Thanks Susan!

  • mjskit
    April 20, 2016 at 2:50 am

    My mouth started watering with the brittle, but as I moved through the pictures, I got more and more hungry. Now I'm starving! I'm with Karen…which I were your neighbor. 🙂

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      April 27, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      You aren't that faraway. And I hope to be your way this summer!

  • Karen Harris
    April 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    These all look so delicious. I wish I was your neighbor.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      April 27, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      Ha ha! Hard to think about starting to cook again!

  • Katerina
    April 19, 2016 at 7:43 am

    I don't know fro which one to talk about! They all look delicious and that raspberry meringue looks very inviting!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      April 27, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      Thanks Katerina. Take your pick. They are all good!

  • Amy (Savory Moments)
    April 18, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Your brittle and all the other recipes look terrific! We just had some late season snow too but now it's warm again!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      April 27, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      Thanks Amy! Had a respite over the weekend but now it is getting cold again!

  • Beth
    April 18, 2016 at 1:04 am

    Everything looks so good – every one of those chicken recipes, and the raspberry meringue in particular! Sorry to hear about the snow.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      April 27, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      These are a lot of my favorites, Beth. The meringue was a hit last year!

  • Liz Berg
    April 18, 2016 at 12:57 am

    Your matzoh brittle looks irresistible! I'd have to give much of it away or I'd devour it all. I heard from Maddy—she lost lots of apple limbs and went out to shake the snow off her beloved peach tree. It was in the 80's here today—but we could have snow next week the way weather goes around here 🙂

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      April 27, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      Her poor peach tree! Crazy season, this spring is!

  • Angie Schneider
    April 17, 2016 at 6:48 am

    What a mouthwatering roundup!! I would love some crunches for my lunch salad.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      April 27, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      This would be great as a topping on fruit or ice cream! A little sweet, I think for a green salad!

  • Kitchen Riffs
    April 17, 2016 at 3:31 am

    Apple trees are tough — bet the snow won't have really hurt it. Hope not, at least! Anyway, great collection of recipes. Definitely not chopped liver. 🙂

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      April 27, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      They are tough, but we still lost some big limbs. And it bloomed even after it was down. Trust me-this is like egg salad wit sauteed onions and liver pate. You would love it!

  • Tricia Buice
    April 16, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    What a lovely roundup of Passover favorites – sorry about the snow 🙁 We're having a dry and cool spring with freezing temperatures last week. So many blooms are gone before they arrived. Hope you have a terrific weekend! The brittle sounds wonderful.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      April 27, 2016 at 11:25 pm

      Thanks Tricia! Hard late Spring we've been having. It is a good crunchy brittle.