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I made us the EASIEST dessert ever.

5 Ingredient (MAGIC) Matzo Chocolate Bars | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Like it may just be one of my easiest sweet recipes on the site to date. I know, I know, amazing, right? I pretty much never show you guys anything with JUST FIVE ingredients. And it really is just five simple, very basic, everyday ingredients.

Really, did you know I could do that? Cause I can!!

5 Ingredient (MAGIC) Matzo Chocolate Bars | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

So let’s break these 5 Ingredient (MAGIC) Matzo Chocolate Bars down into layers.

Matzo!!

Super fun for Easter, but you can also use saltines, pretzels, graham crackers and/or basically whatever you’ve got that you think would be good.

Mixed Nuts.

Salty, crunchy and delicious.

Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips!!

Enough said. Chocolate chips will always win. Always.

Shredded Coconut.

I mean, duh. Why the heck would there not be coconut? It’s my favorite.

Sweetened Condensed Milk.

Quickly becoming a go-to for me. Love this stuff.

Feeling all Eastery and Crazy? Milk Chocolate Eggs!!

Optional…but not really.

Basically, you add everything to a Pyrex pan, layer, bake, cut, EAT. Simple as that.

5 Ingredient (MAGIC) Matzo Chocolate Bars | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

And ok, I guess if you count those milk chocolate eggs these bars have six ingredients, but you really don’t HAVE to add them. I just did because I am sucker for those Eastery looking eggs.

Happens every year. Like clockwork.

5 Ingredient (MAGIC) Matzo Chocolate Bars | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Also, did I mention that you only have to dirty ONE dish. Just ONE. You don’t even need a knife or even a can opener for that matter. I mean, to me this is all very, very good news. I love to bake, but sometimes? Sometimes, I really just want to throw something in the oven and not have a million and one dishes to clean, counters full of flour, sugar and eggs, and floors that look even worse than my counters!

5 Ingredient (MAGIC) Matzo Chocolate Bars | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

YIKES.

5 Ingredient (MAGIC) Matzo Chocolate Bars | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

It makes me tired just thinking about it. Can you tell? I am a crazy messy baker/cook. Just ask anyone who walks in my kitchen from the hours of 10am to 6pm. The place looks like a tornado hit it… and then some.

Thankfully I have an amazing dad who will come over after work and help me with my giant mess. He has been crowned the world’s best dish washer. I honestly do not know what I’d do without that guy. Life saver.

Plus, I kind of love just hanging with him. We listen to music, I talk and talk (he just shrugs along) and it actually makes cleaning up something to look forward to. Now, I never thought I would say those words!

Weird.

But anyway, these bars leave zero mess. Told you, these bars are MAGIC.

And don’t be surprised when they magically disappear in a matter of minutes!

5 Ingredient (MAGIC) Matzo Chocolate Bars | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

5 Ingredient (MAGIC) Matzo Chocolate Bars.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 18 Bars
Calories Per Serving: 261 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces sheets Matzo use [gluten free Matzo | http://www.amazon.com/Yehuda-Matzo-Squares-Gluten-10-5000-/dp/B004DBVJRA] if needed
  • 2 cups salted mixed nuts (I used peanuts cashews, almonds and pistachios)
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sweetened or unsweetened shredded coconut your preference
  • 1 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 14
  • milk chocolate Easter Eggs for topping (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 inch pyrex pan with parchment and spray with cooking spray.
  • Place the matzo in an even layer on the bottom of the pyrex pan. Sprinkle over the mixed nuts, chocolate chips and half the coconut. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk evenly over top. Sprinkle with the remaining coconut. If using, add a few milk chocolate eggs.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is just lightly golden brown. Watch closely towards the end of cooking to make sure the coconut does not burn.
  • Remove and allow to cool at least 45 minutes before cutting. Cut into bars and serve at room temperature (my parents likes these best straight from the fridge). Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week at room temp or in the fridge.
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5 Ingredient (MAGIC) Matzo Chocolate Bars | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

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  1. 5 stars
    Looks wonderful and an ideal dessert item for Seder. Ideal because it can be prepared and stored for a few days. Refrigerator space is at a premium preparing large holiday meals. I’m jewish and not the least beat offended by this easy, versatile crowd pleaser. Make it fit your needs and occasion! Thanks!!
    And please, make a mockery of matzoh! As my beloved mother used to say, every year, “Why did the ancient Hebrews have to have (unleavened cakes, now) matzoh, baking in the sun on their backs as they fled Egypt? Why couldn’t it have been chocolate cookies or brownies?”

  2. 1 star
    You got to be kidding? Matzo recipe with Easter eggs? Matzo is for the Jrwish holiday Passover where we eat special food and Easter eggs aren’t one of them.This recipe make a mockery of matzo.

    1. I agree!! I was excited my search for matzo came up with these bars, but very taken aback by the Easter egg. I mean… This is a traditional Jewish dish. Let it be that! Grrrrrr …. (Huge fan of HBH, but this was disappointing)

  3. I made this for our family Seder Monday night with leftovers going to our temple’s second-night Seder Tuesday. I made most with coconut but made about half a matzo without because my brother does not like coconut. We loved it both ways. Like your parents, I like it best right out of the refrigerator, but we loved it both cold and at room temp. It was a hit and lasted for days (I held back a few for us). I used the same combination of nuts and actually found a bag of mixed nuts with that exact combination at my Wegmans. Next time I may try adding dried fruit and candy. There will be a next time, maybe even this week.

    1. Sounds so good making it both ways!
      Sounds like you have some amazing ideas to make it even better! Thanks so much for making it Marsha!

  4. so, my husband got this 5 lb!!! box of Matzo’s free from supermarket this weekend & i knew just what to do with it, one thing was…this… & we all loved it, also used up last of easter candy, but can use any chocolate/nuts/ combinations.
    will make again!

    really great, really easy to do, & family friendly!

  5. Tieghan. Just saw this post and wanted to let you know that my late mother-in-law made these magic bars with matzo at Passover every single year!!! She used pecans in the recipe and sometimes threw in some dried fruit. They are absolutely amazing and in keeping with her tradition, I will be making them again this year for our Seder.

    P.S. I’m all in for using matzo at any time of the year no matter what you celebrate. That’s why it’s available at the market for everyone to enjoy. Xo

  6. just wanted to let you know these were a big hit this weekend at our seder. also, i think it’s still legal for anyone to buy and eat matzohs anytime of year, including easter 🙂

  7. I love your blog and think you are very talented.

    I never, ever post comments on blogs. Ever. But I really needed to share how much I agree with many of the previous comments. Please edit this blog post to correct it. Matzo is not an Easter food, not even a little bit. It is a very important aspect of the Jewish holiday of Passover, and I would so appreciate it if you recognized that in this post.

  8. Kudos to you Tieghan for the crazy cool picture of the 5 ingredients being quickly layered on each other! love it!

  9. I love these bars, Tieghan! What’s not to love about magic bars and the Cadbury eggs are a must!