This Passover, show off a little.
Pharaohs, plagues, parting red seas – it’s clear that this holiday is all about flare. Begging you to take your bag of tricks and use them to put on a show. Because even though the Passover sedar focuses on the old testament, Passover dinner can be about trying something new. Mixing things up. And making low-sodium chocolate matzo s’mores.
Where did this idea come from? Call it a burning bush in a dessert…or just my wonderful sis-in-law who recently showed up at my door with a spring surprise: chocolate covered matzo crackers that she found at Safeway.
And why is this so extraordinary? Well one graham cracker (or four small squares) can have almost 70mg of sodium. Which isn’t a huge amount. But factor in 10mg or so per fluffy marshmallow and a lot of s’more making, and that sweet treat quickly adds up.
But chocolate covered matzo? We’re talking zero sodium, like most matzo crackers and brilliant matzo pie crusts. And it turns out these sweet treats not only come drenched in dark chocolate, but with mint, orange, and a variety of other flavors packed inside.
Which leaves us to one final point: When you have salt-free chocolate covered matzo crackers, there’s only one thing you can do. Make low-sodium s’mores. So that’s exactly what were up to today.
First, you have to find some low-sodium marshmallows. But luckily, with vegan and gluten-free eaters abound, these fluffy snacks do exist without the sodium. I use the Dandies brand.
And since the matzo crackers are covered in chocolate, all the rest of the elements are covered.
Then, you get to roasting.
If you have a fireplace or fire pit already roaring, perfect. If not, turn on that stove (or even a burning candle), skewer a few mallows, and brown them by poking your shishkabob quickly in and out of the flame.
Then, smear those toasted mallows on your matzo cracker.
Place the other cracker on top. Smush. Let the chocolate melt.
That’s what I call a Passover treat.
Just maybe think twice before you use it as the afikomen.