Passover is such a special time of year for me, as it is for many. As y’all know, my Jewish roots deeply intersected with my Texan upbringing. I have many fond memories of helping my mother prepare for this holiday; the beautiful Passover dinner, setting the table, picking out the right linens and, of course, setting out the matzo. I loved my mother’s brisket and farfel.

After numerous years of having the same meal, I’m ready to add a little spice to my holiday. You all know I pride myself on being a wonderful hostess. I love the thrill of having the house sparkling clean, getting all of my nice plates out and smelling the brisket in the oven every time I walk by the kitchen. This year, I’m spicing up my matzo! Just a little chocolate, pistachios, and Himalayan sea salt to sweeten this Passover tradition. Sure, you could go out and buy some, but how nice is it to show up at Passover dinner with a beautifully handmade (and delicious) gift for the host! Much better than any kosher wine! The best part is, it’s so easy. Perfect for any last-minute gift needs, or if you want to whip up a quick dessert to impress your guests!

Chocolate Covered Matzo with Pistachios and Himalayan Sea Salt

1 box matzo
6 oz 72% chocolate
1/2 cup crushed pistachios
3 Tbsp Himalayan sea salt

In a double boiler, melt chocolate. This allows the chocolate to melt without burning, like it would in a microwave.
Lay out foil on your counter, and place matzos and accouterments on foil as well.
Dip each matzo about 3/4 of the way up, using a spatula if necessary to help coat matzo evenly.
Place dipped matzo back on foil and while still sticky, sprinkle with pistachios and salt. When all are done, set in the refrigerator to dry for at least a half hour.
When chocolate is set, pack up, or set out and enjoy!