With Easter and Passover last week came the arrival of seasonal treats of the egg, ham, chocolate and matzoh varieties. Last year my mom passed along a simple recipe for Chocolate Matzoh Clusters that she clipped from a magazine. It was a big hit at the Seder I attended, winning big points for the Midwesty gentile over here. So delicious were these clusters, I decided to whip up a batch again this year to share with my Jewish and chocolate loving friends alike. Try for yourself:
CHOCOLATE MATZOH CLUSTERS:
Combine 3 sheets crumbled matzoh with 3 cups melted semisweet chocolate, and 1 cup each dried cherries, slivered almonds, and coconut. Drop by teaspoonsful onto baking sheets lined with waxed paper; refrigerate until firm.
Of course, one of the best parts of sharing seasonal treats with my friends is when you get a little somethin' in exchange. And this year, in a very adorable trade between Jew and gentile, my meat loving, Jewish friend Scott traded me some country ham for a baggie of matzoh clusters.
He had a lot of leftover ham after doing some magic with a whole pig our friends got from their brother as a gift. Who sends someone a whole pig as a gift? And furthermore, who cooks a pig in Dr. Pepper? I have a lot to learn.