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Matzah Toffee

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with tin foil, and fill the entire space with matzah. Melt butter and add brown sugar. Keep stirring until completely mixed and bubbling. Pour over matzah and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cover with chocolate chips, spreading until melted. Sprinkle generously chopped nuts over chocolate and gently push into chocolate. Cool on stove then in refrigerator until hard. Cut into bite-size pieces. These can be made ahead and stored in baggies in the freezer.

Ingredients

  • One package Matzah
  • 3 sticks butter
  • 1-1/2 C brown sugar
  • About 1 large bag chocolate chips
  • About 4 handfuls chopped peanuts

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