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Enjoy with Your Family During Passover

By Recipes From Merri Cohen, Former Macaroni Kid Publisher Mom April 20, 2024

Do you need some creative ideas to make something delicious for your family during Passover? Macaroni KID to the rescue, we have just a few tasty treats for you to make - you might even encourage your kids help you in the kitchen! 

Passover is a very special holiday celebrated each spring by Jews around the world commemorating and retell the story of the Israelites' exodus from slavery in Egypt. One of the many traditions avoiding bread and some grains, instead eating only "unleavened" bread during the holiday, this usually means eating matzah - lots of matzah. 

So just what is leavened bread?? Any food that's made of grain and water that have been allowed to ferment and "rise." Food like: bread, cereal, cake, cookies, pizza, pasta, and beer are some examples of chametz, but any food that contains grain or grain derivatives can be Chametz or leavened bread. Practically speaking, any processed food that is not certified "Kosher for Passover" may potentially include chametz ingredients, so Jews must get rid of all of before and during the eight-days of Passover.

Here are some of Macaroni KID's favorite Passover Recipes, even if you don't celebrate Passover you can still enjoy some unleavened recipes in honor of the Jewish Holiday.

Pineapple Matzah Farfel Kugel


  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 box matzah farfel
  • 1 can - 20 oz. crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 3/4 cup of white raisins
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Beat eggs, pineapple, sugar, raisin, vanilla, and margarine.
  2. Mix together, and add matzah farfel.
  3. Pour into a well-greased pan.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

Chocolate-Covered Toffee Matzah

This is my kid's favorite Passover recipe! We go crazy, and use all different kinds of baking chips - milk chocolate, toffee, peanut butter, dark chocolate, white chocolate. Then we paint on the chocolates, mix them up, and cover them with colored sprinkles, nonpareils, nuts, candy, etc. They are truly a work of art! And this is a perfect recipe for getting rid of all the leftover matzah after Passover!


  • 1/2 lb matzah
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 8 ounces chocolate chips


  • Line a cookie sheet with foil and lay matzah on pan.
  • Melt brown sugar with butter in saucepan; boil until mixture coats a spoon.
  • Brush matzah with brown sugar mixture.
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for 3-4 minutes - watch closely-it burns easily!!! until it starts to bubble.
  • Cover with chocolate chips and put back in the oven until the chips start to melt.
  • Spread the chocolate to cover the matzah. Optional: Sprinkle with nuts, sprinkles, candy, etc.
  • Refrigerate chocolate-covered matzah until hard, then break into pieces.

 Passover Lemon Berry Muffins

These Passover muffins make an excellent breakfast, snack or accompaniment to lunch or dinner. Use fresh or frozen raspberries, blueberries or blackberries for these muffins. The berries burst out of the muffins - these are so good, you may want to make them after Passover!


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup matzoh cake meal
  • 1/4 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease generously.
  2. Beat sugar and oil together. Beat in eggs.
  3. Add cake meal, potato starch and salt, stirring until combined.
  4. Rinse berries and pat dry. Fold berries and lemon zest into batter.
  5. Fill muffin tins up to the top with batter. Bake 45 minutes.

 Macaroon Fudge Bars


  • 6 oz. semi sweet chocolate                         
  • 1 c. unsalted margarine
  • 1 c. sugar                                                  
  • ¼ c. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla sugar                                 
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ c matzoh cake meal                               
  • ¼ c potato starch
  • ¼ tsp. salt                                        
  • 1 ½ c. lightly packed, coarsely chopped macaroons - any flavor                              


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a 7 x 11” brownie pan, or a 9 x 9 baking pan.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the chocolate and margarine over low heat.
  4. Cool to room temperature.
  5. Stir in all of the sugars, eggs, cake meal, potato starch and salt.
  6. Mix until well blended.
  7. Stir in the macaroon pieces. 
  8. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake 40 – 50 minutes until the top seems set and is beginning to take on a crackled appearance. Do not overbake!
  9. Cool the brownies in the pan until serving time.

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