So many Pesach dessert recipes all end up tasting the same....like Matzah! It makes sense-everything we make is from matzah, or matzah meal, or matzah cake meal-it all DOES taste the same! This dessert recipe is very easy to prepare and will actually taste like brownies, not just like matzah! My wonderful step-sister shared this recipe with me years ago and I have made it many times since. I made 4 batches last week for a cooking class and nobody in my family caught on to them being Passover brownies before they finished them off! They are always a big hit! Depending on your level of kashrut, you will want to use kosher l'pesach marshmallows and chocolate chips for strict observance. This recipe makes a big 9 x 13 pan full o' yumminess, you can halve if necessary and use 2 eggs. They freeze well too, if they last long enough! Gotta run, off to make a few batches for our family seder!
(Pareve if made with Passover margarine
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter of margarine, melted and slightly cooled
- 3 eggs, room temp, lightly beaten
- 1 tbsp brewed coffee (instant is fine)
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 scant (that means slightly less than) matzah cake meal (not matzah meal!)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (or 1 tsp vanilla sugar depending on kashrut)
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chip cookies
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan
- Add sugars to melted butter and mix well
- To the sugar mixture, add beaten eggs, coffee, cocoa powder, salt, cake meal, and vanilla
- Fold in chocolate chips, walnuts and marshmallows
- Spoon batter into pan and bake 20-25 minutes, until brownies are set and dry to touch but without a hard crust around the edges
- If you prefer, you can leave out the marshmallows and add them the last 5 minutes of baking, then they will form a marshmallow crust on the top-yummy!
- Let cool in pan then cut into squares
Eat and enjoy!