There are a plethora of festive Easter recipes out there. Too many, in fact.

 

Passover is obviously overlooked. One of the reasons being that it is far from a Hallmark type of holiday. It is more about practice, and culture.

 

As I grew up celebrating both sides of the fence, I wanted to share a recipe that is fun to make at home without being tawdry or tasteless.

 

You do not need to celebrate Passover to make these. You can certainly use regular gelatin for the s’mores. Also, feel free to customize the colors to your taste/occasion.

 

 

I have to admit, this is a mere excuse to use matzah (or matzo) bread.  If you have never had matzah bread, it is like a giant cracker. I mean, why bother with a measly saltine when you can have the deluxe version? I use to hoard these things as kids.

 

Matzah bread is the new black.

Matzo bread

 

Pop culture is beginning to catch wind of this stuff.

 

 

 

Matzah boxers?

 

 

I need this for my phone, NOW.

 

Which, by the way, you can purchase a similar one here.

 

You will also either need Kosher gelatin or if you don’t feel like making marshmallows Manischewitz offers Kosher marshmallows.

Kosher gelatin, or kosher marshmallows

 

 

Here is What You Need For Your Passover S’mores:

 

matzah bread (in grocery stores or order here)

purple and blue candy melts (Order here and here, or at your local baking supply/arts and craft store)

-4 packs of unflavored gelatin (regular, or Kosher ) Kosher gelatin can also be found in Kosher markets.

-2 cups of sugar

1   1/3 cup of corn syrup (Most brands are not Kosher, but here is a Kosher kind that you can order)

1   1/2 tablespoons of vanilla extract

a couple of dashes of salt (regular or Kosher)

cooking spray

-aluminum foil

a mixer

candy thermometer (trust me, worth the investment and also helpful when frying food)

a small baking or cake pan

*A Passover Note: the candy melts do have some milk content so be aware in terms of keeping meat and dairy separate.

To substitute for corn syrup altogether (no corn for Passover  use a simple syrup by boiling water and sugar together until thick. Allow to cool. 

 

Matzo bread

 

If you are interested in learning more about matzah bread or other Manischewitz products, please visit: http://www.manischewitz.com/

 

 

 

 

If you would like perfect square pieces for your s’mores, then follow the next few steps. If not, skip ahead.

 

Place wet paper towels on a plate, the matzah bread on top. Cover the matzah with more paper towels.

Place on soaked paper towel

Heat in microwave for about 20 seconds.

 

 

Cut with a knife

 

They will be wet enough to cut through without breaking them or forming cracks. Use a sharp knife and cut into quarters. Allow them to sit and dry off. I just left mine sit out overnight.

 

 

drizzle colorful chocolate on

Once dry, melt candy melts in a microwave in 15-second spurts mixing with a spoon in between.

I decided to use a candy decorating bag- MUCH easier! You simply place candy melts inside and microwave in 10 second spurts, massaging bag in between until melted. Snip the end and pipe lines all over your matzah bread squares.

 

If you are not going to use a decorating bag, then use a spoon or knife and drizzle. Spooning the melts into a ziploc bag  and snipping the corner off also works.

 

When you make marshmallows SET EVERYTHING UP BEFORE YOU BEGIN!

Measure out all of your ingredients.

Corn syrup, water (will give measurements below), vanilla extract, salt, sugar, and unflavored gelatin.

sugar, corn syrup, extract, salt, food coloring, and unflavored gelatin

 

Optional: blue and purple food coloring

*There are no set colors for Passover, so I randomly chose blue (often associated with Hanukkah) and purple to compliment it

 

Line a small baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray

cover in aluminum foil and coat in cooking spray

 

 

Pour 2/3 cup of water with the corn syrup, sugar, and salt into a saucepan.

Attach candy thermometer.

pour ingredients into pot and attach cooking thermometer

 

 

 Pour  2/3 cup of very cold water over the 4 packs of gelatin into the bottom of your mixing bowl.

pour water over gelatin

 

 

 

Set up your food coloring (if you will be using it), vanilla, a spatula, and cooking spray next to the mixing bowl.

set everything up by your mixer

 

 

Now:

1. Cook sugar mixture on medium high. When it reaches 240 degrees immediately remove from stove.

 

2. Turn mixer on low, slowly pour hot sugar into bowl so that it touches the bowl first before running down into the gelatin.

 

pour hot sugar mixture into gelatin

 

 

 

 

3.Once all of sugar mixture is poured in turn to high.

turn mixer onto high

 

4. While beating, add in vanilla and a few drops (or toothpick swipes) of food coloring if desired.

 

 

5. Allow to set for at least 4 hours.

 

6. Flip onto a flat surface sprayed with cooking oil (or dusted with powdered sugar. Spray a knife with cooking oil and use that to cut into squares.

 

passover s'mores smore homemade marshmallow colorful matzo bark candy melts kosher marshmallow gelatin blue and purple

 

 

 

 

passover s'mores smore homemade marshmallow colorful matzo bark candy melts kosher marshmallow gelatin blue and purple

 

 

7. For best results, take top square off and heat marshmallows on bottom square in microwave or broil in oven.

 

I usually am good about refraining from gorging on my recipes, but I ate two of these.

 

passover s'mores smore homemade marshmallow colorful matzo bark candy melts kosher marshmallow gelatin blue and purple

 

 

 

passover s'mores smore homemade marshmallow colorful matzo bark candy melts kosher marshmallow gelatin blue and purple

 

 

 

 

passover s'mores smore homemade marshmallow colorful matzo bark candy melts kosher marshmallow gelatin blue and purple

(I created the two layers by splitting the recipe in half, making a blue marshmallow layer first, then the purple poured over the blue. In case you are interested.)

 

For next year, I should think about matzah bread’s evil cousin, the matzah ball…

 

 

 

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16 Responses to Passover S’mores. With Kosher Marshmallows. Easter Is so Jealous Right Now.

  1. Kate says:

    Great project, but I’m pretty sure the homemade marshmallows aren’t kosher for Passover because of the corn syrup.

    • Jasmin says:

      @ Kate, thank you for pointing it out to me! I completely forgot to include the link for the Kosher brand corn syrup. I will place it in now.

      • saskia says:

        Corn is sadly not kosher for Passover for ashkenazi Jews. :(

        • Jasmin says:

          Things that frustrate me: People who don’t read through the entire recipe and comments before attempting to criticize. I had added LAST year that you can boil sugar and water in place of corn syrup. No corn. Totally fine.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Fantastic! I loved you before but now that you posted this great looking recipe I am a fan forever. I am always looking for something new and fun for Passover.
    Thanks!!!

  3. Love these! Pretty sure I need that iPhone case too- it’s much cuter than my Kate Spade one.

  4. robin says:

    These look great and I’ll try them but with store-bought marshmallows. Kate is right, Kosher Corn Syrup is Kosher but it’s not Kosher for Passover. You can’t have corn at all during the holiday. :)

  5. Eftychia says:

    Those look so good!

  6. love kosher recipes. I write a column for our Shul newsletter with inventive recipes. This looks a bit complicated for some of our congregants, but when I get time over the holiday next spring I might just venture out to find some of the products I need and make this. I can never find kosher jello, gelatin and corn syrup is not allowed. thanks for the idea. meryl

  7. Cindy says:

    Since corn syrup is ubiquitous, I would check the ingredients in the candy melts. I used K-P chocolate chips instead.

    • Jasmin says:

      @cindy,
      Again. As mentioned in the post,
      “*A Passover Note: the candy melts do have some milk content so be aware in terms of keeping meat and dairy separate.”
      The brand I use is certified Kosher, but not necessarily Pareve.

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