I was out to dinner the other night with my friend Daniela, who runs Kulinary Kids NYC, a cooking class for kids that teaches culinary skills in the comfort of your own home. Daniela knows I have a sweet tooth and volunteered to make me some S’mortzah for Passover. That’s her name for S’mores using Matzah instead of graham crackers.
I did something similar a few years ago with Peeps. I called them Schmeeps. But to be honest, they were really missing something.
Turns out, that something was caramel.
Daniela arrived in the morning, supplies in hand and got to work. Nothing like chocolate, caramel and marshmallows at 10am. The recipe moved so fast, it was almost hard to photograph it, but I did my best!
Matzah (a few sheets)
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Since Daniela cooks with lots of kids, many who have dietary issues, she highly recommends this dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, gluten-free brand of chocolate chips.
What to do:
Step #1: Preheat oven 450 degrees
Step #2: Cover cookie sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil or parchment paper and lay boards of matzah flat on sheet to cover. Break up boards where needed to cover foil perfectly like a puzzle.
Step #3: Combine butter and sugar in saucepan and bring to boil on medium. Watch it boil for 5 minutes— DO NOT BURN!
Step #4: Pour caramel over matzah, spread with knife and bake for 4 minutes.
Step #5: Remove from oven, sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake for 1 minute more.
Step #6: Remove from oven and spread melted chocolate chips with butter knife.
Step #7: Refrigerate until hardened (about one hour).
Because Daniela is a PRO, she brought pre-prepped hardened chocolate matzah for photos so we wouldn’t have to wait for it to harden. It was like we were on a morning show when they suddenly pull out a freshly baked cake from the oven when they just started cooking three minutes ago!
Step #8: Break up sheets into pieces (squares if possible) to use like graham crackers.
It will look like there is chocolate on one side and caramel on the other. That’s because the caramel seeps through the holes of the matzah.
Step #9: Roast two marshmallows (per sandwich). If you are roasting on a stove top, soak the skewers in water first and wrap them tightly with tin foil so nothing catches fire.
Step #10: Put melted marshmallows in the middle and squish closed.
Step #11: EAT.
Step #12: Loosen pants, postpone dentist appointment and look at watch. Is it legal to eat something this sweet at 10:30am?
If you are interested in setting up a cooking class for a group of kids in NYC (six kids minimum), you can find all the info for Kulinary Kids NYC right here.