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Almond Crunch

Once you start eating this taste-tempting treat, you may not be able to stop! Matzo crackers are topped with buttery caramel, chocolate and slivered almonds...and then baked to perfection. —Sharalyn Zander, Jacksonville, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1 pound


  • 4 to 6 unsalted matzo crackers
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  • Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with foil; line the foil with parchment. Arrange crackers in pan; set aside.
  • In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Spread evenly over crackers.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes (cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly). Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Stir in almonds; spread over top. Cool for 1 hour.
  • Break into pieces. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until set. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
2 ounce-weight: 517 calories, 36g fat (18g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 329mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Judith
    Mar 29, 2019

    Perfect for grandkids to make. Loved the chocolate taste combined with the matzos.

  • Rmalas
    May 23, 2013

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  • lottieda
    Dec 20, 2012

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  • ash5563
    Dec 24, 2011

    This recipe is so easy and so delicious! I use lightly salted matzo and you get that salty/sweet combo. Yum!

  • ryan0705
    Dec 21, 2011

    WOW!!!!Supper tasting, supper easy & cheap to make. What more could you ask of a recipe! A way to make it cheaper yet & still taste the same is just use unsalted saltines instead of matzo crackers. This is definitely a saver recipe.

  • flowerz56
    Dec 19, 2011

    Always looking for something different to make I stumbled across this recipe last Christmas. It was so popular with my family I made it 8 times. The recipe is so easy and with very few ingredients. I just made batch number 1 for this season. I was smart and purchased more than one box of the Matzo crackers as they can be hard to find.

  • allieoooop
    Feb 7, 2011

    I stumbled upon this recipe in December and have not made it about 5-6 times for various parties, etc. I most recently made it for a superbowl party. Everytime it has been a HUGE hit w/tons of people asking me for the recipe. I did modify the recipe to use regular saltines as I couldn't find the matzo crackers. I used low salt one time and regular salted another and to be honest, I think the salted were even more popular -- maybe something about that sweet/salty combination. Regardless, this is a great recipe and super easy to make to boot! :-)

  • LegalSec
    Jan 31, 2011

    Very good recipe. My husband loved it. I actually made as a gift to give to the attorney I work for who is Jewish. He in turn gave some to his mother who raved about it and wanted the recipe too.

  • Raggamuffin
    Jan 2, 2010

    This was an easy recipe and everyone loved it. I would make it again. My neighboor said it was better than...

  • Kathy Y
    Apr 1, 2007

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