Chag Sameach! Day 2

Chag Sameach!

Festival of Unleavened Bread Day 2



Shalom! Shalom!  Here we are at day two of the Festival of Unleavened Bread!  The biggest physical challenge of the week is to remember not to eat the leaven (especially when we’re out and about).  How fitting as this challenge carries over into the spiritual as we’re reminded to keep the sin out, and not allow ourselves to be compromised during this festival.

We wanted to share some more things to help give you ideas and inspire you for this holiday season!

Festival Recipe:

Oregon Praline Strips

Turn your matzah into delicious candy!


3 – 4 whole matzahs

2 cups/4 sticks of unsalted butter or margarine

2 cups brown sugar

12 oz. chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bars

2 cups finely chopped hazelnuts (other nuts can be substituted as well)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cover a large cookie sheet with aluminum foil.

Grease the foil with butter or margarine. Lay the matzahs in a single layer, breaking as needed to fill the sheet completely.  Set it aside.

In a large saucepan, melt the butter or margarine over medium low heat. Add the brown sugar, boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Watch carefully to make sure it doesn’t boil over.  After it has finished boiling, immediately add 1 cup of the nuts to the mixture while still hot.

Pour the brown sugar mixture over the matzahs, spreading evenly.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.  Turn the oven off. Remove the pan and sprinkle the chocolate over the matzahs. Place back in oven for another 8 minutes.

Remove from the oven and spread the chocolate in an even layer. Sprinkle with the remaining cup of chopped hazelnuts (or other nuts). Refrigerate for one hour.  Break into pieces.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

(Inspiration taken from Kosher by Design Cookbook by Susie Fishbein)


Select Song Inspiration for Unleavened Bread:

“How Love Wins” – Steven Curtis Chapman, The Story