Chocolate Dipped Matzah with Sprinkles is one of our new favorite treats. Beyond simple, these delicious crackers will come together in minutes and are sure to make anyone smile.

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What is Matzah?

Matzah, also spelled matzo or matza, is a type of unleavened bread that is traditionally eaten by Jews during the Passover holiday. It is made from flour and water, and is baked quickly to prevent the dough from rising. Matzah is usually eaten with various toppings, such as butter, cheese, or jam, or used in dishes like matzah ball soup.

Matzah is not typically eaten during Hanukkah, a holiday that commemorates the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days in the ancient Temple in Jerusalem, and is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, a candelabra with nine branches, one for each night of Hanukkah. Although matzah is traditionally a Passover dish, we like to include it in our Hanukkah celebrations as well. The history and symbolism these crispy crackers represent is so special to the Jewish faith, I’m always looking for ways to include it in different dishes throughout the holiday.

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I’m always looking for new treats to make for my kids during the holidays. Hanukkah particularly is one of my favorite times to take traditional goodies and add a little spin to them. I didn’t grow up celebrating Hanukkah, so when I started observing the holiday with my husband, it was like a whole new beautiful world to me. There is something so calming and grounding, with the lighting of the menorah and reciting of the blessings. I cherish this time so deeply with my family and absolutely love passing on this tradition to my kids. 

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How to Make Chocolate Dipped Matzah with Sprinkles

I love Chocolate Dipped Matzah because it’s so simple to make and a great recipe to get kids involved in the kitchen. Here’s how to make it:

  1. Melted baking chocolate or chocolate chips and then dipped the matzah crackers in it.
  2. While the chocolate is still warm, get out your sprinkles and go to town. If you wait too long, the chocolate will harden and the sprinkles will have a hard time sticking, so it’s best to do it right away. It’s no secret that I love my dye-free sprinkles. For this recipe I used these blue and white sprinkles from Supernatural. 
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More Recipes for Hanukkah

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I hope you all have a beautiful time celebrating Hanukkah this year! Let me know what recipe you make in the comments or tag me on Instagram!

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Chocolate Dipped Matzah with Sprinkles

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Cooling time: 20 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips or coins
  • 4 large pieces matzah crackers, each cut into 6 pieces
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles of choice

Instructions 

  • Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl (preferably glass) and heat for 60 seconds, stopping to stir half way through the cooking time. Alternatively, you can place the bowl over a small pot filled 1 inch up with boiling water and stir until melted, about 3-4 minutes. 
  • Using a spoon, drizzle the chocolate over half of the cracker and place on parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate dipped pieces of matzo with sprinkles and allow the chocolate to cool, about 20 minutes 
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  1. Hi Catherine,
    Sadly I’ve already bought several packages of chocolate covered Matzah. My question is this . . . Is there a way to take some of the pieces and, somehow, warm them so I can add some sprinkles. My granddaughters won’t eat the more adult desserts. They will love the already chocolate covered matzah, but I know they will absolutely love them more with colored sprinkles.

    1. Hi Helaine! Hmmm – I’m not sure the best way to warm them. You could try putting them in the microwave on a very low defrost setting and see if that works to loosen up the chocolate and make the sprinkles stick? If it were me though, I would make some of this “Magic Chocolate Shell” and drizzle just enough on top for the sprinkles to stick. Let me know if either of those work!

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