Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Almond Flavored Faux Matzah Candy Bark for Passover

Yeah, yeah, I know this is my second faux food posting in a row. In truth the more elaborate Easter post I had planned for today did not get done and these were quick and easy to make. Too much happening here now. But it's all good.

I remembered the basket weave mold I used for my Thanksgiving cornucopia cupcakes and hauled it out and used white candy melts, some almond candy oil for flavoring and brown food coloring.

These are a fun Passover treat. 

Faux Matzah Bark

You will need:
  • 1 package white candy melts
  • Non-stick spray
  • Almond (or your choice of) candy oil flavoring
  • Basket weave mold
  • Brown food coloring
  • Small paintbrush
  • Water
  • Small or paper hand towel for blotting 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cover the mold with non-stick-spray.
  • In a double boiler or a microwave heat half the melts stirring to smooth.
  • Add almond flavoring.
  • Pour over the mold and spread with an off set spatula.
  • When candy has hardened, gently separate it from the mold.
  • Repeat steps above to get two "matzahs".
  • Trim the edges with a sharp knife.
  • Fill a small bowl with 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Dip the paintbrush in the water and then in the food coloring and brush onto the "matzah".
  • Blot with towel.

These were amazing spread with a little organic peanut butter. Mmmmm.


  1. Yum. I love candy bark. And almond! Every year around Passover, our grocery store rolls out an entire aisle of matzah. I don't know what people do if they want it the rest of the year. However, I do have a feeling that it may be a bit like the Peeps--whatever doesn't get sold goes back into storage and reappears none the worse for wear the next year!

  2. Wow, that's a big basket weave mold and a great looking bark!

  3. Very cool idea, I think this would be a big hit at any Seder table!

  4. You totally had me fooled. When I saw the first photo, I thought to myself "What does Lora mean . . . "candy bark"? Those are just crackers . . . oh. . . . OHHHHH." You're so tricksie :)

  5. haha very cool. I'd rather have this than matzoh bark any day though.

  6. Oh LOL haha! Lora you're absolutely adorable! This would never have crossed my mind!! You're so creative! Looking forward to more Easter-associated recipes!! :) Happy Easter!


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