There are so many things to call this recipe. Easter bark. The non-religious and sort of also vague Spring bark. Bunny bark. Chocolate covered matzo. Chocolate matzo. But whatever you call it, chocolate covered matzo is delicious and can be made for any occasion, even if you’re not Jewish (looking at y’all making Easter bark). This is a twist on a classic chocolate-only bark. This time, we’ve added our favorite Jewish unleavened bread at the bottom, for a salty/sweet, crispy/melty party in your mouth.
I grew up Catholic (can you tell from my non-stop guilt), believing in the Easter bunny. And Santa and the tooth fairy – but we all know how those turned out. Since I wasn’t gluten free yet, I also grew up eating all of the Easter Whoppers (or what they now call Robin Eggs). My Easter baskets were over the top! But, then, our family slowly transitioned out of the Catholic church, and as I got older my Easter baskets were less and less elaborate and full of gluten-containing candy.
As I transitioned into adulthood, I learned more about my heritage and genetic make-up, I started attended seder services with the other side of my family that is Jewish. By this time, I also knew I had celiac, and avoiding Easter candy (shakes fists at egg-shaped Reeses Peanut Butter Cups). And now I also know that Passover-friendly pre-packaged gluten-free food is bonkers good and should be enjoyed year round! Stock up on gluten-free matzo after Passover and enjoy unleavened bread year round! (Bonus points if you stock up on the Osem pre-packaged shelf-stable pound cakes – one of my favorite Seder classics).
Chocolate Covered Matzo Spring Bark
All you need to make chocolate covered matzo spring bark is a package of gluten-free matzo, a bag of the ever versatile Enjoy Life Foods Dark Chocolate Morsels baking chocolate, a tablespoon of coconut or olive oil, and fun toppings. I slightly prefer Yehuda gluten-free matzo style squares, but Manischewitz is my very close second favorite (okay, so there’s only really two gluten-free matzo brands available).
- Place gluten-free matzo next to each other on a rimmed baking sheet. Leaving a little bit of wiggle room towards the edge the baking sheet to loosen it up the bark after it chills.
- Follow the directions found in our sponsor Enjoy Life Foods chocolate bunny bark recipe to melt the chocolate. I use olive oil in mine, but you can buy flavorless coconut oil that also works without imparting an intense tropical flavor.
- Drizzle the melted chocolate over the matzo in whatever style you’d like! You can spread it using the back of a spoon for more even coverage.
- Place fun edible decorations on top. I used a combination of Jelly Belly jellybeans (GF/PNF), and gluten-free Supernatural Sprinkles. If you’re keeping kosher, double check any candy you use!
- Place in the fridge until solid – it takes less than an hour.
- Gently lift the chilled matzo off of the pan – it’s okay if it cracks! It’s supposed to!
- Eat it all in one night and don’t feel guilty about it at all
Jelly Bean Bark
For the jelly bean bark, I used Jelly Belly jellybeans (Minnie Mouse variety pack has really cute spring-y pink and blues) and Supernatural Sprinkles in Rainbow Starfetti.
I used Supernatural Sprinkles, and painstakingly sorted through to find all of the yellow, white, and orange sprinkles to match the yellow Peeps. I also dug through a Williams-Sonoma halloween sprinkle mix to find these adorable miniature dried marshmallows. Frankly, Peeps are not my jam, but they are super cute to use on this chocolate covered matzo bark!
If you love this chocolate covered matzo spring bark, and I know you will, make sure you visit your stores after Passover and Easter to score these products at a discount!
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